For the last 3 years I have been asking for Lowes gift cards for birthdays, Father’s Day, and Christmas. I finally collected enough cards and was able to purchase a Blue Rhino Razor gas griddle. My whole goal for getting this griddle is to learn how to make Japanese food like at Benihana.
My sons and I unboxed and put it together.
Once it was assembled, the older boy and I seasoned it. We set it to it’s highest setting and let it come up to full heat for 10 minutes. Using gloves and tongs, I gave it a thin coat of vegetable oil and let that burn in for 10 minutes. We repeated this step 2 more times for a total of 3.
While the griddle was seasoning, I prepared the ingredients to make Chicken Fried Rice. I cooked the rice the day before and let it dehydrate in the refrigerator over night. I softened a pound of of butter, added 3 tablespoons of minced garlic, some soy sauce, and lemon juice. I diced up an onion, shredded some carrots, and chopped up some green onions. I also cubed up 4 chicken tenderloins and soaked them in soy sauce and salt. I cracked 5 eggs into a bowl and stirred them up as well. Eventually, I want to get good enough to crack the eggs on the grill, cut the chicken, and make an onion volcano. This was my first time making it so I played it safe and prepped everything beforehand.
I transferred everything to the shelves on the sides and started cooking. I set the heat to high on the 2 right burners and medium on the 2 left ones.
I started by cooking the chicken first and then moving it to the left to stay warm. This was followed by the onions and carrots. I sprayed the grill with canola oil first and then added some garlic butter while they were cooking.
I then poured the eggs on the grill and cooked them halfway. I then dumped the rice on top of the eggs and thoroughly combined them. Once flattened out I gave them some garlic butter as well.
I let the rice cook for a few minutes and then mixed in the chicken, onions, carrots, soy sauce, and salt & pepper.
I added in the green onions and cooked for a few more minutes and then spooned them in a bowl for serving.
We had the rice as our main dish for dinner and it turned out as good as I had hoped. Now that I feel confident with this recipe, I am going to try adding some steak and vegetables to the next meal.
The final step was to bring the griddle back up to heat and clean it with a wet towel and give it another coat of seasoning.