Sunday, September 7, 2008

Omuraisu (Japanese Rice Omelette)


Omuraisu is a delicious example of yoshoku which is Japanese food that originates in western recipes but is adapted to the Japanese palate. A typical family style comfort food, omuraisu is served as a quick meal and is a great way to use up leftover rice.


Ingredients: (serves 2)

2 cups cooked rice (white or brown)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup ham or cooked chicken, diced
1/2 cup carrot, finely chopped
butter
ketchup
brown sauce
4 large eggs
salt and pepper

Method:
-saute chopped onion in butter 'til transparent
-add chopped ham or chicken
-add chopped carrot
-saute for a few minutes
-add rice and heat thoroughly
-season with salt and pepper
-mound rice on plate in oval shape
-pour egg mixture in pan
-shape into an oval while cooking
-cook 'til slightly runny
-lay on top of rice
-drizzle with ketchup or brown sauce
-serve immediately

**Western style omelette is too flat and thin for this recipe. Omelette must be fluffy and still runny. Also, some cooks make a slit lengthwise in omelette so that the egg will run over the rice.

3 comments:

Nate-n-Annie said...

I love omurice! Haven't done it in a long while though.

Tastes of Home said...

wow looks good! I love it but have never tried to make it..thanks for the recipe!

aunkangleong said...

Oh gosh, I tried this in a omu store in singapore and loved it!!

I'm a big fan of Japanese food..esp sushi but love unagi-don :D

Its official, Im a fan of your blog :D

Im at http://londoneater.com come see me too!