Japanese Chahan : Bento Box Recipe N°35

For a bento box : Recipe N°35

Chāhan is, more precisely, a Sino-Japanese dish, brought by Chinese migrants to Kobe in the 19th century.


Ingredients :


  • 1 bowl of cooled cooked rice
  • 1 small piece of fennel
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 small celery stalk
  • 1 shallot or 1 small onion
  • 50 g tofu
  • A few slices of lotus root
  • 1 tablespoon corn or potato starch
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of mirin
  • 1 teaspoon of cooking sake
  • 1 nice pinch of powdered sugar


Preparation :

  1. Cut your vegetables into strips.
  2. Also slice the celery and shallot. Finally, cut the tofu into small cubes.
  3. Flour the tofu with the starch and brown it in the wok with a little oil. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add a little oil and fry the shallot over high heat. Then add all the vegetables and continue to sauté over high heat, stirring every 30 seconds.
  5. When the vegetables are cooked but still crunchy, add the diced tofu and rice.
  6. Stir-fry for a few minutes to distribute the ingredients evenly in the wok.
  7. Mix all liquids and sugar and pour into the wok, stirring constantly. Spread the contents of the wok all over the hot surface to obtain a small crust of crispy rice and stir again.
  8. Mould your preparation in a small bowl to arrange it nicely in your bento once turned over.


Enjoy !


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