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japanese-style fried rice with lettuce

  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 506 kcal
  • Total Time: 3 h 40 m
    • Prep: 3 h 35 m
    • Cook: 5 m
  • Japanese: Retasu chā-han
Japanese-Style Fried Rice with Lettuce


Step 1

step 1:

Chop the char siu (or ham) and leek (or green onion). Cut the lettuce into bite-size pieces.

Step 2

step 2:

Beat the eggs in a bowl.

Step 3

step 3:

In order to prevent the rice from becoming sticky, preheat a frying pan (or wok) without oil for 1 minute on high heat. Then, add the oil, eggs and cold rice and saute while stiring for 1 minute on high heat.

Step 4

step 4:

Add the char siu (or ham), leek (or green onion) and lettuce, and mix while cooking for another minute.

Step 5

step 5:

Add the soup stock powder (optional), salt, pepper and soy sauce, and stir on high heat for another minute.

Retasu chā-han

Serve in a dish.


Using sauted lettuce makes this a very unique dish. The combination of crisp lettuce and fried rice is unusual but you will come to love it.