You probably recognize Omurice. 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 the 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.
Omurice (Japanese Rice Omelette)
- 1/2 onion
- 200 g ground chicken
- 6 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp milk I use whole milk
- 350 g rice If you use rice cooker measuring cup (1 cup is 150g ). After rice is cooked, 1 cup gives you about 350g.
- kosher/sea salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 5 g butter
- 4 eggs 2 for per person
- 1/3 tsp kosher/sea salt
- 1/3 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp milk I use whole milk
Making the fried rice
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Mince the onion.
- Use a medium size pan and turn to medium heat. Add oil (I use sesame oil) and add 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 rice, salt, and black pepper and stir well.
- Put the rice in a bowl for now.
- Use a medium size bowl. Add eggs, salt, black pepper, and milk. Mix well until the yellow color is equal.
- Use a medium size pan and turn the heat to medium-low. Add a little oil (I use vegetable oil). Add half of the beaten eggs (we will use the other half to make our second serving of omurice).
- Quickly swirl around with chopsticks.
- Shake the frying pan and if the egg moves it means the bottom side is cooked, then add half of the ketchup rice on top of the egg (You will cover fried rice with egg so place the fried rice one side, bottom).
- Use spatula and cover the fried rice with egg. Move to the plate.
- Repeat the process with the other half of our beaten eggs and ketchup rice.
- Let's serve! Add ketchup or cheese on top of Omurice if you want!