Omurice (Japanese Omlette Rice)

    1 hour

    It's classic Japanese comfort food - basically tomato friend rice wrapped up in an omlette. Sometimes served with a side of meat or veggies. Omurice is said to have originated at a western style restaurant called Renga-tei in Tokyo's Ginza district some time around the turn of the 20th century.

    New South Wales, Australia
    5 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • Some butter (approx 1 tablespoon)
    • 1/2 small onion chopped finely
    • 1/2 cup ham (or diced chicken breast if you prefer) cut into small pieces
    • 1 cup cooked white or brown rice
    • Ketchup or Tomato Sauce
    • 2 Large eggs
    • Salt and Pepper

    Preparation:15min  ›  Extra time:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Sauté the finely chopped onion (and I stress, finely) until transparent in butter. Add the chicken or ham and sauté until done. Add the rice and toss until heated through. Add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of ketchup and toss quickly. The idea is to colour the rice, not make it too saucy. Add a little salt and pepper to taste and place on a plate. Best to put it into a little mound like an omelette kind of shape.
    2. Chuck some butter into the pan. Quickly prepare the egg mixture: two eggs in a bowl, salt and pepper, and mix up with a fork. Pour the egg mixture into the pan and create an omelette shape that is still slightly runny in the middle.
    3. Once you are done, carefully turn the omelette onto the mounded rice. It’s also nice cut it carefully down the middle and let the egg run a little over the rice.
    4. Draw something nice on top with ketchup, like a face or a star or something.
    5. Maybe add a side salad. Maybe not. Enjoy.

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    Comfort food indeed. Maki from tells a lovely story about children's food in Japan and how this recipe brings back childhood memories.  -  08 Sep 2011


    thought this would make a good quick evening recipe. It actually tasted even better than I thought it would. I used ham and also some leftover frankfurters and 3 small eggs instead of two large and we loved it. Good size portions too  -  20 Apr 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)