Japanese Brown Fried Rice

Japanese fried rice is generally made with a rice that is popularly eaten in Japan. It is sticky, plump, has a higher moisture which gives it a chewy and toothsome texture. Here we have used brown rice which has a somewhat similar chewy texture. When cooked with some simple ingredients it is delicious. In addition edamame or raw soya beans give the pulao a distinct flavour and texture.

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Japanese Brown Fried Rice

Main ingredients Quick cooking brown Basmati rice, Sesame oil, Pine nuts, Fresh red chillies, Spring onions with greens, Carrots, Edamame beans, Crushed black peppercorns, Light soy sauce, Toasted white sesame seeds
Cuisine Japanese
Course Rice
Prep time 25-30 minutes
Cook time 25-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Vegetarian


  • 1½ cups quick cooking brown Basmati rice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1½ tablespoons sesame oil 
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2-3 fresh red chillies, diagonally sliced
  • 2-3 spring onion bulbs, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into ½ cm cubes and blanched
  • ½ cup boiled edamame beans
  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste
  • 1½ teaspoons light soy sauce 
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped spring onion greens + for garnish
  • Toasted white sesame seeds to sprinkle


  1. Take quick cooking brown Basmati rice in a bowl, add sufficient water and wash for 2-3 times. Add sufficient water and soak for 25-30 minutes. Drain. 
  2. Boil 5-6 cups water in a deep non-stick pan, add drained rice and salt, mix and cook for 10-12 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat sesame oil in a non-stick wok, add pine nuts and fresh red chillies and mix well.
  4. Add spring onion bulbs, carrots and edamame beans and mix well.
  5. Add salt and crushed black peppercorns and mix.
  6. Add the cooked rice, light soy sauce and spring onion greens and toss well.
  7. Cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes or till the rice is heated thoroughly.
  8. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with spring onion greens, sprinkle white sesame seeds and serve hot.