Karaage Fried Rice

  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


Elevate your fried rice by using left over vegan Japanese fried chicken! This easy & delicious 1 pan meal comes together in under 10 minutes– the perfect quick weeknight meal!




  1. In a bowl, mix the Japanese mayonnaise and rice.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium high heat and fry white parts of the scallions for 30 seconds. Increase heat to high, add the rice and cook for about 1 minute. The key here is to break apart the rice by tossing it using a wooden paddle or spatula, instead of stirring or squishing it down. Drizzle in the soy sauce, salt and pepper. Toss the rice for another 15 seconds. Add in the karaage until heated through. Lastly, toss in the green part of the scallion and serve in a bowl. Enjoy!


  • *I used left over Japanese short grain rice but long grain rice can also be used. 
  • Helpful Equipment: non-stick wok or pan, wooden turner 
  • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer). 
  • Category: entree
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: vegan, japanese


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 474
  • Sugar: 1.4g
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: japanese fried rice, vegan fried rice, fried chicken fried rice, karaage