Friday Fried Rice #4 is Ketchup Rice! This fried rice is a Japanese children’s favourite! It is commonly called Ketchup rice or chicken rice because of the two main ingredients: ketchup and chicken (and of course, rice)! It’s a super simple dish to make and is perfect to make in a large batch and use any leftover ingredients you already have at home!
This fried rice can be eaten on it’s own like regular fried rice; however, in Japan, a lot of the time, we like to wrap this rice in an omelette and we call it Omurice. You make a large flat omelette with 2 to 3 eggs and then put the rice in the middle and wrap the egg around it. It can be a little confusing to understand and a little tricky to make so you can follow the tutorial on YouTube. The ketchup rice goes so well with the egg for some reason, so it is my favourite way to eat this ketchup fried rice. If you add little bits of chopped up hot dog sausages, it makes it taste even better.
You can also add this fried rice to a bento box and eat the leftovers throughout the week for lunch. It is super quick and easy to make, especially if you have some leftover rice. I like to add peas to my fried rice to add a pop of color but you could also add some green capsicum or green beans. Fried rice is always a great dish to make because you can make a large batch and use whatever ingredients you have in your fridge, you don’t need to go out and buy the exact same meats and veggies that I used, you can use whatever you already have at home!
I hope you enjoy this 4th recipe in the Friday Fried Rice series!
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 200 g chicken meat
- 1/2 onion
- 1/2 carrots
- 1/4 cup frozen peas thawed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the chicken meat into bite size pieces and set aside.
- Dice the onion and carrots and set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the chicken meat.
- When the chicken meat changes colour and has cooked, add the onion and carrot to the frying pan and cook.
- Add the cooked rice and ketchup to the frying pan. Stir and turn the rice over constantly with a wooden spatula until the rice is evenly coated with ketchup and is well separated.
- Add the green peas to the frying pan and stir.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and serve in a bowl or a plate.