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Japanese Omelette Rice (Omurice)

Japanese Omelette Rice (Omurice)

This is a great healthy and delicious recipe suitable for all age. Who doesn’t love Egg + Rice? Tomato based rice wrapped in soft fluffy egg then glazed with tomato ketchup sauce. I have been tasked to develop more recipes suitable for younger kids. I think kids would love the cutting open the omelette ‘pillow’ to find delicious red tomatoes rice inside. You can opt to add more ingredients to the rice, as the basic consists of chicken and mushrooms. This dish can be served with any sides of green salads to add balance out the lack of leafy vegetables with it.

Japanese Omelette Rice (Omurice)

It does takes a bit of skill to flip the omelette with the rice and make it into a pillow shape. I did my research and watched this video and find it really helpful as a guidance on how to do it. The lady in the video must have cook it umpteen times and it looks so easy. I think I have to start working on my biceps/triceps to tilt my frying pan effortlessly like her! Also, it would help to have a frying pan that comes with a handle, instead of a normal wok.

Recipe: Makes 2

Ingredients:

  • 120gram chicken thighs, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup white mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 tablespoon ketchup, with extra to glaze
  • 3 bowls of cooked rice
  • 4 eggs; 2 eggs for one serving
  • Salt and pepper

Steps:

  1. To prepare the peas, plate it in a bowl and then blanch it in hot water. Leave it for 2 to 3 minutes, then discard the hot water and run the peas under cold tap water briefly. Shake off the excess water and set aside.
  2. Put 1 tablespoon of butter into a frying pan over high heat. Add the chicken thighs and chopped onion and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  3. When the onion becomes translucent and soften, add the mushrooms and ketchup and stir to combine well. Let it simmer to cook the chicken as well as thicken the sauce, for approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Then add the boiled rice, and mix with spatula in a sideway cutting motion. Add the grean peas and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Divide the rice into two portion and transfer each portion to a plate/bowl.
  5. Get another frying pan onto the stove over medium heat.
  6. Break 2 eggs into a small bowl, add a pinch of salt and pepper, then beat it slightly.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon of butter onto the pan, and as it melts, add the eggs into it. Tilt the pan slightly and swirl the egg around, making sure it coats the entire base of the pan.
  8. While the center of the omelette is still runny, place 1 portion of the rice in a oblong shape across the omelette on the centre.
  9. Transfer to a serving plate by placing a plate on top of the pan and then tipping the omelette and rice over. The omelette should be covering the rice which is resting on the plate now.
  10. While the omelette on the plate is still warm, cover with a clean cloth and then tuck the omelette neatly to wrap around the rice. Adjust the shape till it forms a pillow shape.
  11. Repeat Step 6 to Step 9 for the second serving of the Omurice.
  12. Just before serving, squirt some ketchup on top of the Omurice and serve hot.

Japanese Omelette Rice (Omurice)

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