Friday, November 16, 2012

Japanese Steakhouse Hibachi Chicken and Steak with Fried Rice

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Japanese Steakhouse.  I have to admit though when hubby first took me,  I was skeptical.  I didn't like trying new things.  That was MANY years ago, now it's a FAV!!!

Problem is,  it's so expensive to take our family there.  Who are we kidding,  it's expensive to take my family anywhere!!!  So,  I've learned to make a version at home.  I realize it doesn't taste exactly the same,  but it's pretty close.  Now,  if I could just find a white sauce recipe??  ANYONE????

Obviously I don't have a hibachi grill in my home,  but wouldn't that be nice??  So,  I have to make things in batches and then combine.  One warning though,  this is not a meal you can prep and leave to cook.  You will be standing over the stove while the food is cooking.  It will at times seem like you don't have enough hands.

First thing I do is put the rice in the rice cooker.  You can prepare your rice however you normally would.

I use three skillets: one for the veggies,  one for the meat,  and one for the rice.

Cut up your veggies, I use 3 medium zucchinis and 1 onion (occasionally mushrooms too).

In two of the skillets,  warm 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter on medium heat.  Once warm,  throw the veggies in one and give them a stir occasionally.  Add 1 tbsp soy sauce during cook time.

The other skillet is for the meat.  You can do all chicken,  all steak,  all shrimp, or any combo.  I've done them all.  I marinate the meat in Kikkoman Teriyaki Baste and Glaze sauce for a couple hours.    Then,  throw it in the skillet and start throwing knives around like they do in the Japanese Steakhouse.  Just kidding.  If you are concerned about not having enough hands,  I recommend cutting the meat up before cooking.  Otherwise,  cut it as it cooks like they do in the restaurants.

By the time you get all that done,  your rice should be ready.  Simply set aside your veggies and meat and get ready for the fun and messiest part.

In the third and largest skillet,  heat 1 tbsp oil,  2 tbsp butter over medium heat.  I do three cups dry rice in my rice cooker.  I'm not exactly sure how much that is cooked,  but it's a lot!!   Once the butter and oil are hot,  scramble an egg in the skillet ( I did two this time because I made so much rice).

Once the egg is done,  add in the rice and desired amount of soy sauce.  I NEVER measure this!!  Start with a small amount and add until you get the desired taste.  You can add carrots and peas to the rice here if you like (my kiddos don't like).

Once it's all finished cooking,  you can serve it individually like the steakhouse,  or combine it all together in one bowl, which is what we do.  Either way,  it tastes great and I get my Japanese Steakhouse fix without cleaning out hubby's wallet.
YUMMY!!  Now,  if anyone out there has a fabulous white sauce recipe you'd like to share,  this would be near perfect!!


  1. Japanese Steakhouse White Sauce - Chuck's Easy Recipe

    1-1/4 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise *
    1/4 cup water
    1 teaspoon tomato paste
    1 tablespoon melted butter
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/4 teaspoon paprika
    dash cayenne pepper

    Using a fork or a whisk, blend all ingredients together thoroughly until well mixed and the sauce is smooth. Refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend. Bring to room temperature before serving.

    The sauce will NOT taste right if you don't let it sit overnight. And please don't try to substitute ketchup for the tomato paste! The water is needed to bring this to the right consistency.

    I don't know how long this keeps in the refrigerator; I've kept it 7-10 days, but I always wind up eating it all before 10 days so after that - anyone's guess.

    * Hellmann's is called "Best Foods" west of the Rockie Mountains. Use other mayos at your peril - many cheap brands make the sauce taste too much like mayo.

    1. Thank You!! Thank You!! Thank You!!!!! I have tried some other recipes, but didn't let them sit overnight. I think that was probably the BIG problem. This is great!!

  2. When you say "white sauce" do you mean like the yum yum sauce they use? If so I'm definitely writing that one down!

    1. Yep! Back where I'm from, everyone calls it White Sauce. That was down south. Now up here in the north, I have yet to here anyone call it White Sauce and everyone knows it as YumYum Sauce. I cant find it in ANY stores here so I have to make it myself.
      Thankfully there is a recipe provided!

  3. They now sell the yum yum sauce at walmart!

  4. I have never heard of YumYum or White Sauce.....I'm from WI and I could eat at a Hibachi grill EVERY night forever!!!! So , what do they serve with this sauce??