Check out our recipe for Ninja Foodi Chicken Fried Rice!
One of our favorite places to go for dinner is Benihana! Benihana is a Japanese steakhouse. The funny thing is that I never order steak when I go there! Instead, I ALWAYS order the chicken fried rice and the teppanyaki shrimp entree. I could literally eat nothing but the rice….it’s my favorite!! This recipe is our take on the rice that you can find at your favorite Japanese steakhouse!! It’s made with simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand (except the sesame oil). Our version cooks the rice AT THE SAME TIME as the other ingredients. This is a HUGE timesaver! Traditionally, the rice is cooked separately and then added to the other ingredients at the end.
Tips for making Ninja Foodi Chicken Fried Rice
Technically, yes. You should wash your rice to remove extra starch that is on it. The extra starch tends to make the rice come out a bit gummy with the grains stuck together. However, I will say that I don’t usually wash my rice before cooking it. The result of stovetop rice is usually gummy and sticky. But, the rice that is cooked in the Ninja Foodi did not come out sticky at all and I did not wash it.
Absolutely! I would recommend waiting until the rice has cooled completely and then put it in an airtight container or a freezer bag. Do not overfill or stuff the rice in. To keep the rice nice and fluffy, it needs a little room to breathe, so to speak. Be sure to portion the rice out before packaging. If you pack 4 cups of rice together but will only be using 1 cup, it will be quite difficult to separate after it has been frozen. When you are ready to eat the frozen rice, simply put it in the microwave-safe container and add a tablespoon or two of water, cover, and heat for 1 minute. Based on the amount of rice that you are thawing, you may need to add an additional minute or two.
You sure can. Simply double the ingredients. There is no need to increase the pressure cooking time.
Yes, you can. You can make all types of fried rice in the Ninja Foodi. Feel free to omit the chicken or add in a different protein if you would like. Follow the same instructions for making steak fried rice. If you are making shrimp fried rice, wait to add the shrimp until the very end, after you have pressure cooked the rice. The shrimp will cook just from the steam of the rice.
Yes, you can. However, the flavor that the broth adds to the rice is a nice addition. You can substitute any type of broth that you would like.
Ingredient substitutions and tips for making Ninja Foodi Chicken Fried Rice:
Directions for making Ninja Foodi Chicken Fried Rice:
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- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Butter (Salted)
- 1 pound Chicken breast (Boneless, skinless and cut into bite-sized pieces)
- 2 Eggs (Whisked together)
- 2½ tablespoons Soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil
- 1 cup Onion (White or Yellow-chopped)
- ½ cup Peas (Frozen)
- ½ cup Carrots (Chopped into small pieces)
- 1½ cups Rice (White-uncooked-rinsed)
- 1½ cups Chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons Green onion (Chopped)
- Bean Sprouts
- 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds
- Turn Ninja Foodi on and select the "saute" function. Turn saute on hi.
- Once Ninja Foodi is hot, pour in Olive Oil and add butter.
- Add in chicken and saute until lightly browned on all sides. Stir chicken with silicone spatula.
- Move chicken over to one side of the pot. Pour in whisked eggs and saute until the eggs are fully cooked.
- Pour in soy sauce and sesame oil.
- Add in onions, peas and carrots. Stir.
- Add rice and chicken broth. Stir.
- Close pressure cooking lid and, move valve to "seal" position and then pressure cook on high for 3 minutes.
- When the timer beeps, let the pressure natrually release for 10 minutes.
- Move the valve to the "release" position to release any remaining pressure.
- Open pressure cooking lid and add in bean sprouts, green onions and sesame seeds. Stir and serve.
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only.
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