This is an easy to prepare fried rice dished passed down by my Japanese mother. You won't find anything like it in the restaurants. Every time we have a family get-together or a covered dish luncheon at work, I am always requested to bring this rice. Being half Japanese, my family would eat this rice as the main part of our meal. Most people would make this as more of a side dish. This recipe makes a lot, so feel free to cut down on the quantities. The beautiful lady in the picture is my mother who I lost to cancer in 2002.