Hibachi Vegetables are loaded with delicious broccoli, carrots, zucchini, and mushrooms. This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make and is unbelievably flavorful.
Hibachi is a Japanese word that means bowl of fire, and is a style of cooking that has existed for hundreds of years. Fast-forward to today, and chefs and cooks alike continue to use Hibachi-style cooking with fantastic results.
Now, you don’t need a traditional bowl of fire to prepare Hibachi-style food, but you will need a heavy grill pan or skillet, high heat, and fresh ingredients. Keep reading to learn about this style of cooking. We’ve also included a recipe to help you get started!
What is Hibachi-style Food?
Food prepared Hibachi-style can include meat, seafood, and veggies that are cooked quickly on a very hot surface. The traditional method uses hot coals and a cylindrical shaped container, but you can get great results using a grill pan on your stove top. If you have dined at popular Japanese restaurants like Benihana, you’ve seen how entertaining Hibachi cooking can be!
Ingredients You’ll Need
- Unsalted butter
- Canola oil
- Yellow onion
- White mushrooms
- Soy sauce
- Teriyaki sauce, or sugar
- Sesame seeds
How to Make Hibachi Vegetables
1. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the butter and oil, brushing to coat the surface.
2. Add the garlic and onion and fry for 2 minutes undisturbed until softened.
3. Add the carrots, broccoli, zucchini and mushrooms. Stir fry for one minute to soften slightly.
4. Continue stir-frying for 5 to 6 minutes more until all vegetables are tender. Add the soy sauce and teriyaki sauce and toss to coat evenly.
5. Taste and add salt and pepper to suit your preference. Garnish with optional sesame seeds and serve immediately with hibachi noodles or rice.
Tips & Tricks
- You can customize this recipe with your favorite vegetables: The beauty of Hibachi is using fresh ingredients. So, go ahead and use your favorite veggies in the recipe we’ve included below.
- Use high heat for the best result: You want the meat and/or veggies to be tender-crisp, not overly done. Using high heat and constantly stirring the ingredients will result in a dish that’s bright, crisp, and delicious.
- Add onions first as they take longer to cook: Because onions take longer to cook than the other ingredients, add them to the grill pan first. They will also impart a delicious flavor to the rest of the veggies.
Are Hibachi Vegetables Healthy?
Vegetables prepared Hibachi-style are both healthy and delicious. Typical choices include onions, garlic, carrots, broccoli, zucchini, and mushrooms. And because the veggies are cooked quickly over high heat, they retain most of their nutrients!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind of Onions Are Used For Hibachi?
Regular yellow or white onions can be used in Hibachi dishes.
How Many Calories Are in Hibachi Vegetables?
If you’re watching your caloric intake, you can definitely indulge in Hibachi veggies. A 1 cup serving of Hibachi vegetables at Benihana restaurant clocks in at just 151 calories.
What Seasoning is Used in Hibachi?
Many Hibachi recipes call for butter, garlic, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, salt, and pepper to season the ingredients.
How to Cut Hibachi Vegetables?
Similar to stir-frying, Hibachi veggies should be cut into pieces that are easy to eat with a fork or chopsticks. So, slice the carrots, cut broccoli into small florets, halve or quarter the mushrooms, and cut zucchini into 2-3 inch pieces.
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Hibachi Vegetables Recipe
- 1 tablespoon butter unsalted recommended
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 cup yellow onion roughly chopped
- 1 cup sliced carrots
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 1 cup zucchini cut into 2 x ¾-inch pieces
- 1 cup white mushrooms quartered
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce low sodium recommended
- 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce or 1 teaspoon sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- sesame seeds optional
- Prepare all your ingredients.
- Place a grill pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the butter and oil, brushing to coat the surface. Add the garlic and onion and fry for 2 minutes undisturbed until softened.
- Add the carrots, broccoli, zucchini and mushrooms. Stir fry for one minute to soften slightly.
- Continue stir frying for 5 to 6 minutes more until all vegetables are tender. Add the soy sauce and teriyaki sauce and toss to coat evenly.
- Taste and add salt and pepper to suit your preference. Garnish with optional sesame seeds and serve immediately with hibachi noodles or rice.