Japanese Corn Fried Rice (Chahan)

5 from 2 votes
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This Japanese Corn Fried Rice is a simple rice dish, seasoned with just salt and pepper. It’s easy, quick, and delicious—everyone will love it.

Looking for fried rice dishes? Try my Vegetarian Chahan, Seafood Chahan, and Natto Chahan!

Japanese corn fried rice (chahan)

I’ll walk you through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions. I hope you enjoy it!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • Enjoy the simplicity of this corn-fried rice, requiring just 7 ingredients.
  • Ready in under 15 minutes, making it perfect for busy days.
  • This chahan brings out the natural sweetness of the corn.
  • A straightforward and delicious vegan rice recipe.

Chahan

Chahan is a Japanese fried rice dish with cooked rice, eggs, vegetables, and various proteins, such as seafood, fish, or meat, seasoned with simple ingredients. Known for its savory taste and ease of preparation, it’s a favorite for a quick meal.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Corned Fried Rice:

Ingredients for Japanese corn fried rice (chahan)
  • Cooked rice: In Japanese cooking, we use short-grain rice, but you can also use long-grain rice if preferred. If you’re new to cooking Japanese rice, please take a look at this recipe: How to cook Japanese rice on the stove.
  • Vegetables: Corn, onion, and either scallions or mitsuba. I use mitsuba, which is Japanese parsley, in this recipe.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Oil: I recommend using sesame oil for its excellent aroma in fried rice, but feel free to use your favorite oil.

How To Make Corn Fried Rice: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For the video and all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

How to make corn fried rice.

Step 1

Chop onion and cut the corn off the cob.

How to make corn fried rice.

Step 2

Stir fry onion and corn on medium heat.

How to make corn fried rice.

Step 3

Season with salt and pepper

How to make corn fried rice.

Step 4

Add rice and fry until coated with oil

Japanese corn fried rice (chahan)

Finally, serve the fried rice on a plate and top with chopped mitsuba. Enjoy it with salad and miso soup for lunch or dinner! It’s also good for bento (lunch box).

Recipe Tips

  • Leftover rice or frozen rice works best for chahan. Just warm it up a bit before stir-frying. I don’t recommend freshly cooked rice as it can become soggy.
  • When stirring the rice, use a spatula to cut through the stir-fry quickly. Avoid pressing down too hard from the top, which can crush the rice.

What To Serve With

To complement this Corn Fried Rice, I recommend serving it with tofu miso soup, pickled napa cabbage, and vegetable gyoza!

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Japanese corn fried rice(chahan)

Japanese Corn Fried Rice (Chahan)

5 from 2 votes
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Juri Austin
This Japanese Corn Fried Rice is a simple rice dish, seasoned with just salt and pepper. It's easy, quick, and delicious—everyone will love it.

Ingredients

  • 1 Corn
  • ½ Onion
  • 2 Mitsuba, for topping
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil, for cooking
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 servings Cooked Rice, 660g

Instructions

  • Prepare Ingredients: Chop onion and mitsuba. Cut the corn in half, place it vertically and cut the corn off the cob
  • Stir-fry Vegetables: Heat a frying pan on medium heat, put oil, and stir fry onion on medium heat until tender. Add corn and fry for a couple of minutes and eason with salt and pepper
  • Stir-fry Rice: Add the rice and stir-fry until combine well.

Video

Notes

  • Storage: Store the leftover corn fried rice in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days.
  • Leftover rice or frozen rice works best for fried rice. Just warm it up a bit before stir-frying. I don’t recommend freshly cooked rice as it can become soggy.
  • When stirring the rice, use a spatula to cut through the stir-fry quickly. Avoid pressing down too hard from the top, which can crush the rice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g
Course: Rice
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese corn fried rice, vegan
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