Beef, Egg and Green Pea Fried Rice

Beef, Egg and Green Pea Fried Rice

On my last trip to Tokyo in October my hubby and I took a day trip to Yokohama. Yokohama has a very special place in our hearts. First of all it’s hubby’s hometown. He was born and raised in Yokohama. Second it’s where we had our first date, a picnic at Yamashita Park. Hubby and I first met right out of college and when we started dating he wanted to make sure I knew every inch of his hometown so most of our time together was spent exploring this beautiful and exciting city. I fell in love with Yokohama instantly.

I didn’t cook as much back then as I do now. I had just moved out on my own and was working full-time and teaching English to Japanese students a few nights a week in my apartment. I really didn’t have much time to cook. My Parents lived close by so you could say I was hanging out at their house eating Moms’ cooking whenever I could. I learned everything I know about cooking from her.

On that first date picnic I made a green salad, egg salad sandwiches, karaage (Japanese fried chicken) and fried rice. Hubby devoured everything I made that day and loved everything but he really enjoyed my beef, egg and green pea fried rice. He told me he had never had fried rice made with beef before. I make fried rice with a variety of ingredients but this particular combination is a childhood favorite of mine. My mom would make it whenever she had leftover Sukiyaki or Shabu Shabu beef and I make it when I need a little comfort food. I hope this recipe brings a little comfort to you and your family too. I really love this combination of ingredients but please experiment with your favorite meat, seafood or vegetables.

Beef, Egg and Green Pea Fried Rice, Serves 4

Ingredients:

1/2 pound thinly sliced beef (Sukiyaki style beef) chopped in bite sized pieces
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 eggs, beaten in a small bowl
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
4 cups previously cooked, cold or room temperature rice (I use Japanese white rice)
1 1/2 cup frozen peas, defrosted
3 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon mirin
2 Tablespoon Sake

Preparation:

Heat a wok or large sauté pan on medium heat. When the pan is hot add 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil and swirl to coat pan. Pour in the eggs, stirring in a quick motion to break up and scramble the eggs. When the eggs are cooked through, take out of the frying pan and put on a plate and set aside.

Use a paper towel to wipe out the same pan. Heat over high heat with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and the canola oil. Add the chopped onion, salt and pepper, quickly cooking until onions are slightly brown and starting to soften. Add the beef and sugar and cook until just slightly pink. Add the green peas, garlic, soy sauce, mirin and sake to the pan and cook all of the ingredients until well blended, about a minute of two.

Lower heat to medium and add in the rice. Quickly mix the rice with the other ingredients using a spatula making sure you break up the lumps of rice carefully. The rice and other ingredients should be mixed well and rice should be completely heated through. Add in the eggs at the very end and mix thoroughly. Serve immediately.

Beef, Egg and Green Pea Fried Rice
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ½ pound thinly sliced beef (Sukiyaki style beef) chopped in bite sized pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 
2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten in a small bowl
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups previously cooked, cold or room temperature rice (I use Japanese white rice)
  • 1½ cup frozen peas, defrosted
3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 
2 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 Tablespoon Sake
Instructions
  1. Heat a wok or large sauté pan on medium heat. When the pan is hot add 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil and swirl to coat pan. Pour in the eggs, stirring in a quick motion to break up and scramble the eggs. When the eggs are cooked through, take out of the frying pan and put on a plate and set aside.
  2. Use a paper towel to wipe out the same pan. Heat over high heat with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and the canola oil. Add the chopped onion, salt and pepper, quickly cooking until onions are slightly brown and starting to soften. Add the beef and sugar and cook until just slightly pink. Add the green peas, garlic, soy sauce, mirin and sake to the pan and cook all of the ingredients until well blended, about a minute of two.
  3. Lower heat to medium and add in the rice. Quickly mix the rice with the other ingredients using a spatula making sure you break up the lumps of rice carefully. The rice and other ingredients should be mixed well and rice should be completely heated through. Add in the eggs at the very end and mix thoroughly. Serve immediately.

 

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    • Thank you for the sweet comment! Sorry for the late reply but your comment didn’t come through my messages. I hope you were able to try my recipe.

  5. If i do not want to use sake for the recipe, is there other alternatives, preferably non alchoholic? Thanks!

    • Thank you for your question Keren. You can definitely leave out the sake and the fried rice will still be delicious. There really isn’t a substitute that isn’t alcoholic. The alcohol does burn off when cooked.

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