Omurice is savory tomato ketchup fried rice wrapped with soft and sweet omelette. The deliciously soft and yellow eggs on top of the ketchup rice. This is a classic Japanese food and when kids know Omurice is for dinner, they are so happy!
Do you know Omurice? Even if you have never heard of or eaten it in your life, you probably have seen it in Japanese shows, movies, or animations. Fluffy eggs on top of fried ketchup rice is called Omurice (rice omelette) and it is so amazingly good.
What is Omurice?
Omurice is a Yoshoku (western-style Japanese food) type food. Rice usually uses a tomato ketchup base with a soft and fluffy egg on top. Even though we use a lot of ketchup in this dish, we balance it out with milk to make the dish creamy and delicious. That’s why it became a very popular kids’ food.
Where Can I find Omurice in Japan?
I think when you visit Japan, there are tons of Japanese foods to choose from, so it might not be your first choice. But if you go to a Kissa-ten(喫茶店) which is “tea-drinking shop”, almost 100%, they have Omurice on their menu! Kissa-ten(喫茶店) is a really good place to visit if you want to feel Japan fully. The master of each cafés is so unique and it’s so fun to hop around some Kissa-ten. Kissa-ten is owned by individual people so each of them has its own atmosphere. It’s not like typical contemporary Japanese restaurant or cafe!
Important Steps to Make Fluffy Omurice
In a frying pan, add 2/3 beaten eggs after adding some butter, and swirl around with chopstick like you make scramble eggs. After you get scramble eggs, collect and shape it like circle. Then, add the rest of the beaten egg to the circle like to fill the gap. Do not cook too much. Just little running is good. Turn the heat off and move the egg on the rice.
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Omurice (Japanese Rice Omelette)
- 150 g uncooked Japanese rice This is an article about rice
- 200 ml water to cook rice
- 1/4 onion 1/4 is about 55-65 g (Change depending on how many Serving you set)
- 120 g ground chicken
- 6 Tablespoon ketchup
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce HERE to buy
- 1 Tablespoon milk I use whole milk
- 5 g butter
- kosher/sea salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 4 large egg(s)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher/sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 Tablespoon milk I use whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 【rice】Add uncooked rice to your rice cooker. Wash the rice 1-2 times with running water.
- 【rice】Use a mesh strainer to remove the water and move the washed rice to your rice cooker.
- 【rice】Add water and let's cook the rice!
Making mixed rice after rice is cooked
- Mince the onion.
- Use a pan and turn to medium heat. Add oil (I use sesame oil) and add minced onion. Stir and cook until the onion turns a little clear.
- Add ground chicken. Cook until the color changes.
- Add butter and cook through.
- After the butter melts and is well mixed, add ketchup, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well.
- After stirring, add milk and cook for 3-5 minutes.*1
- Add the cooked rice, salt, and black pepper and stir well.
- Move it to a bowl from the pan.
- Use a medium size bowl. Add eggs, salt, black pepper, sugar and milk. Mix well until the yellow color is equal.
- Please spread the beaten bowl into 2. You can simply prepare two bowls. This means for 2 people.
- Use a medium size pan and turn the heat to medium-low. Add a little butter. Add 2/3 of the beaten eggs from the bowl.
- Quickly swirl around with chopsticks like you make scramble eggs.
- Collect and shape circle, then add the rest of the beaten egg from the bowl to the pan to fill up the gap. Do not mix.
- Cook for 1 minute with medium low heat and turn off. You can still see a little bit of running egg.
- Place the mixed rice first, then add the omelette on top just slide the egg on top pf the rice.
- Let's serve! Add ketchup or cheese on top of Omurice if you want!