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Cha Han - Japanese fried rice

Cha han is a fantastic dish and an easy way to use up any leftover cooked rice. I often make this at home myself, and it’s so quick to make. It features regularly in ramen bars around Japan as a side dish, but it’s also enjoyed as a main dish on its own. You can really put whatever you want in it, the key is to wait long enough for the rice to get brown and crispy on the bottom before you add the rest of the ingredients.

Salmon teriyaki, salmon yuanyaki

How to make Cha Han

Makes: For 2 people as a main dish, or 4 as a side

Time to prepare: 25 minutes


50g wild mushrooms (optional)

2 cloves garlic

40g fresh ginger

½ bunch spring onions

a little vegetable oil

100g salmon off cuts (or other fish trimmings)