If you got the opportunity to watch my instagram stories this week then you know that we had hibachi at home. Now this is my family’s favorite type of restaurant. My husband and I enjoy seafood restaurants or sushi for date nights but as a family we love Hibachi.
If you’ve been to this type of restaurant then you know it can easily get expensive. But the portions are usually enough for 2 so I always look forward to the leftovers.
Now this isn’t usually a meal that I would attempt at home (Have you seen the onion volcano???) but I’ve seen it a hundred times so I figured… Why not?
We are all quarantined at home away from some of our favorite places but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still have some of our favorite food right?? A lot of recipes aren’t as difficult as they seem and we def can benefit from a few extra dollars saved during these times. Now I can’t guarantee that any of these items are in your local grocery store but I can guarantee that this recipe will still be here when the items are.
Now I’m happy to say that it wasn’t that difficult at all! This is technically 5 recipes in one so I’m going to break it down per item in the order that they were made. There are a few tips to getting that restaurant quality. First mixing olive oil and butter is done because olive oil has a higher burn temp than butter allowing you to cook at higher temps but still getting that butter flavor. Garlic is really important as well, most places use a compound garlic butter to make it easier but we can just keep them separate.
4-5c precooked rice (I prefer Jasmine Rice)
½ yellow onion, small diced
1tb Toasted sesame oil (optional)
1tb Olive oil
1/4c Low sodium soy sauce
1tbsp Garlic powder
Now first you want to start with cooking your rice. Rice made the day before is preferred but you can cook your rice the day of and just put it in the freezer for 20min. This helps dry it out and give it that crunchy texture that we all like. Heat 1tbsp of butter, sesame oil and olive oil together in a large saute pan or wok. You want the butter to melt but not burn and then add your onions. Cook those for about 2 min until translucent. Add your rice, seasonings and butter, mix until everything is combined. When you’re sure that your rice is heated through make a well in the middle and crack 3 eggs then let them cook until well done and mix with the rice. When everything is mixed add your soy sauce and then mix again. Add salt and pepper as needed. You can also garnish with sesame seeds and scallions if you would like. Set your rice aside in a warmed oven.
2 Zucchini, rough chopped
½ medium onion, chopped
1Tb Olive Oil
2tsp Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
This is super simple. Heat your oil and butter over medium high heat and when it shimmers add your onions. Cook them for about 2 minutes or until translucent. Then add your mushrooms and let them saute until they release their liquids. At this point add your broccoli, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Toss these veggies until your broccoli cooks down and is tender. Add the zucchini last because it doesn’t need much cooking time. Toss all of your veggies together and set aside in a warm oven.
Chicken, Shrimp, Steak
2 Chicken Breast
1 Sirloin Steak (6oz+)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Chicken: Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat the 1tbsp of butter and 1tbsp of olive oil and then add your chicken breast. Then cook on each side for about 3 minutes. Put the chicken back on your cutting board and cut them up. Add the chicken back to your pan and continue to cook. Add more salt, pepper and garlic then saute until cooked all the way through. Add about 1/4c of Teriyaki sauce to the chicken and then you can garnish with sesame seeds if you like.
Beef: Repeat the above steps except cook your meat to your desired temperature (Ex. Med. Rare or Well Done) Don’t add Teriyaki but you can add soy sauce. Shrimp: I like to make this one last because it cooks so quick. Again just season with salt, pepper and garlic. You want to saute the shrimp in the olive oil until it slightly turns pink then add 1tbsp of butter and a little bit of lemon juice if you have it. Cook that for about a minute then add about 3tbsp of teriyaki sauce and toss the shrimp but making sure not to overcook. Set aside in a warm oven.
If you would like to see the video of it being made to help with this recipe then click https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-IqZmTJpAf/