Crumbly Fried Rice in a Rice Cooker

Crumbly Fried Rice in a Rice Cooker

This is the first recipe from my Healthy Chinese Food series.
You can make crumbly rice in a rice cooker that tastes just like fried rice. It only needs a tiny amount of oil.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Uncooked white rice
1 rice cooker cup's worth (180 ml)
1-2 slices
3 cm
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Leek (roughly chopped)
Sesame oil (for stir frying)
1/2 teaspoon
● Chinese soup stock (granules)
1/2 teaspoon
● Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
● Sake
1 teaspoon
● Salt
1/2 teaspoon
● Pepper
a small amount
● Roasted garlic powder
1/3 teaspoon
● Sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon
● Water
180-190 ml


1. To mince the Japanese leek, make thin slanted cuts halfway deep into the leek. Do the same on the reverse side.
2. Cut the opposite direction from the edge of the leek to mince. With this method, the cut ends won't flatten out and it will mince really easily.
3. Also mince the ham. It will taste even better if you add bacon or roasted pork, but this will also increase the calories. Also mince the reconstituted shiitake mushrooms.
4. Julienne the carrot and then cut in the opposite direction to chop into fine pieces. Also finely chop any other ingredients.
5. Wash the rice and place it in the rice cooker. Fill with a little less water than usual. Add the ● ingredients, the ham, carrot, and shiitake mushrooms and turn on the rice cooker.
6. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan and cook the leek. Remove from the pan and set aside.
7. In the same pan, without adding any more oil, make the scrambled egg. You don't need to break it into small pieces! Transfer to the same dish as the leek.
8. Once the rice has finished cooking, add the leek and the egg and lightly fluff it all together. It's done.
9. This flavored rice resembles a crumbly fried rice. Since the green of the leek makes it colorful, use a lot of the green section of the leek.
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Story Behind this Recipe

Restaurant served fried rice is delicious, but it packs 600-800 calories. For the sake of my health, I've been keeping track of calories, so the fried rice in our home is usually seasoned in the rice cooker. This method cuts half the calories and has plenty of volume! I created a recipe that will completely satisfy everyone!