Omurice Recipe: Japanese Omelet Rice

Omurice, short for omelet rice, also known as omuraisu, is fried rice wrapped in a thin egg omelet. It’s a popular contemporary Japanese fusion creation blending Western omelet and Japanese fried rice. Omurice is usually shaped like an American football and may be garnished with ketchup or demi-glace sauce. This dish is pretty well-known and popular in Asian countries outside of Japan.

Here we give you a recipe on how to make omurice on your own:

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken thigh, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 small onion, cut finely
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup frozen green peas
Egg Crepe:
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil

Directions:

  1. Melt butter and add oil in a frying pan at medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add onion and cook until onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add cooked rice and cook mixing for 2 minutes. Season rice with salt and pepper. Make room in the frying pan and add ketchup. Cook only ketchup for 30 seconds to cook it down. Mix rice and ketchup and fry together for 1-2 minutes. Then add frozen peas and cook some more.
  3. Place half of the ketchup rice into a rice bowl or similar kind of bowl, pack lightly, and unmold on a plate. Make another one.
  4. Beat eggs and a pinch of salt together. Heat frying pan with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Pour 1/2 of egg mixture onto hot frying pan and make a crepe-like thin round egg sheet. Cover molded rice with egg sheet to form an oval shape. Repeat one more time.
photo: foodgawker.com

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