Namiko Chen


  • 1/4 Cup  olive oil
  • 1/2  medium-sized onion, chopped finely
  • chicken thigh, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1/2 Cup  frozen carrots, corn, and peas, thawed
  •   Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Cup  cooked Japanese rice
  • 1 Tablespoon  ketchup, plus more for serving
  • 1 Teaspoon  soy sauce
  • large eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons  milk
  • 1/2 Cup  plus 1 tablespoon your favorite cheese

Omurice is a popular, contemporary Japanese fusion creation blending a Western omelette and Japanese fried rice. It’s usually enjoyed at home but also can be found at many Western food diners in Japan. When there is leftover rice, it’s a perfect single plate meal to prepare the next day.

The rice is usually pan-fried with ketchup and chicken, then wrapped in a thin sheet of egg omelette. From preparation to completion only takes a quick 20 minutes. It’s one of my children’s favorite meals with fried rice, eggs, and lots of ketchup.

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Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat and sauté the onion until soft. Then, add the chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add the vegetables and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add the rice and break into small pieces.

Add the ketchup and soy sauce and mix well. Transfer the rice to a plate and clean out the skillet. Whisk the eggs and milk together in a small bowl. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat and soak a paper towel in the remaining oil. Apply generously — you need to make sure that the oil is nicely applied in order to slide the egg off the pan later on.

Pour the egg mixture into the skillet when the surface of the skillet is hot. Quickly swirl the egg mixture around the pan and reduce the heat as soon as the egg mixture is half solid. Put the 3 tablespoons of the cheese and one-third of the fried rice mixture on top.

Use the spatula to fold both sides toward the middle and shift the pan to move the omurice to the edge of the skillet. Hold the serving plate in one hand and the skillet in the other hand, flip. Repeat with the remaining omelettes. Decorate the omurice with ketchup. Serve immediately.


Calories per serving:

735 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 42g 64%
  • Carbs 61g 20%
  • Saturated 11g 57%
  • Fiber 1g 4%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 21g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 28g 56%
  • Cholesterol 271mg 90%
  • Sodium 419mg 17%
  • Calcium 206mg 21%
  • Magnesium 61mg 15%
  • Potassium 410mg 12%
  • Iron 2mg 12%
  • Zinc 3mg 21%
  • Phosphorus 413mg 59%
  • Vitamin A 161µg 18%
  • Vitamin C 3mg 6%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 11%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 29%
  • Niacin (B3) 5mg 23%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 24%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 52µg 13%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 18%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin K 13µg 17%
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