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Overhead View of a Plate of Vegan Japanese Fried Rice with Chopsticks on the Side
Hibachi Style Japanese Fried Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Crispy rice and stir-fried veggies are seasoned up with sake-soy sauce and served with smoky tofu bacon to make this scrumptious vegan Japanese fried rice!
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Servings: 3
Calories: 492 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Tofu Bacon
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • ½ lb. extra firm tofu, drained, pressed and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • vegan margarine or oil
For the Japanese Fried Rice
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. vegan sake
  • 2 tbsp. vegan margarine
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts separated, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large or 2 small carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 4 cups leftover rice, chilled (jasmine rice works great)
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds, plus extra for serving
  • sriracha sauce, for serving (optional)
Make the Tofu Bacon
  1. Stir soy sauce, vinegar, maple syrup and liquid smoke together in a small bowl. Add tofu and toss to coat. Allow to marinate for about 30 minutes, tossing occasionally to recoat.
  2. Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment. Arrange tofu cubes on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven.
  3. Coat the bottom of a large skillet lightly with margarine or oil and place over medium-high heat. Add tofu cubes and cook about 5 minutes, flipping once to get some crisping on multiple sides. Remove from skillet and transfer to a plate. Leave the skillet on the stove.
Make the Japanese Fried Rice
  1. Stir soy sauce and sake together in a small bowl.
  2. Place margarine and sesame oil into skillet and lower heat to medium. Melt the margarine completely and add garlic and white parts of scallions. Sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Raise heat to high and add carrots and snow peas. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add rice and soy sauce mixture. Cook, flipping frequently, until rice dries up and begins to crisp in spots, about 5 minutes. Add green parts of scallions, sesame seeds and tofu bacon. Flip a few more times to incorporate. Remove from heat.
  4. Divide onto plates and serve.
Recipe Notes

Loosely adapted from Martha Stewart's Japanese Fried Rice.

Nutrition Facts
Hibachi Style Japanese Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 492 Calories from Fat 142
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.8g24%
Saturated Fat 2.7g14%
Sodium 1648mg69%
Potassium 527mg15%
Carbohydrates 69.7g23%
Fiber 4.5g18%
Sugar 8.7g10%
Protein 15.8g32%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 15.5mg86%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.