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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Easy Tuna Chahan(Japanese Fried Rice) Recipe

Chahan or Japanese fried rice is simple, quick, and adaptable. I often make this tasty dish for the kids. My general rule is to use three different vegetables, different colors. You can use carrots, onion, cabbage, Chinese cabbage, or green peppers, whatever you have on hand. For meat, you can use sausage, shrimp, or other meat. I usually use ground beef, but today I used tuna. Sesame oil is the secret ingredient. It gives the chahan such a nice aroma. Unlike most recipes, I usually put my egg at the end. Just dump the whole raw egg in as the fried rice is cooking and stir everything together, hence the "easy" way. It gives the chahan a nice texture and helps it stick together. 


  • 3 cups of rice, cooked
  • 1 large carrot
  • 3-4 leaves of Chinese cabbage
  • 1/2  large stalk leeks(big green onion)
  • 1 can tuna
  • 1 egg
  • soy sauce
  • salt
  • sesame oil


  1. Cook the white rice.
  2. Finely chop all the vegetables and stir fry on medium heat with a little sesame oil and 2 pinches of salt.
  3. Add the can of tuna, mix thoroughly and cook together. 
  4. Reduce heat, add the cooked white rice and mix together.
  5. Add 4-5 Tblsp. soy sauce, or to taste, mix and cook.
  6. Add 1 raw egg, mix and cook together.


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