Omurice

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Omurice
Omurice
Namiko Chen

Omurice

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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Ready in
20 m
3
Servings
745
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1/2 medium-sized onion, chopped finely
  • 1 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
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 Cup plus 1 tablespoon your favorite cheese

Directions

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.

Omurice Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Omurice Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
41g
62%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
57%
Cholesterol
261mg
87%
Protein
28g
56%
Carbs
67g
22%
Vitamin A
326µg
36%
Vitamin B12
1µg
17%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.4%
Vitamin C
13mg
22%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
4mg
18%
Vitamin K
24µg
30%
Calcium
240mg
24%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
70µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
70µg
18%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
71mg
18%
Monounsaturated
21g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
23%
Phosphorus
439mg
63%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
502mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
31.4%
Sodium
739mg
31%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
15.8%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
23%

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