Hey, it's Yuto here from @sudachi.recipes Today I'm going to share a well known and well loved dish, Omurice!
What is "Omurice"?
Omurice is a famous "yoshoku" dish, you might have seen it on Japanese TV or in anime.
Omurice is made up of ketchup fried rice with chicken and vegetables and then wrapped in a beautifully fluffy omelette.
It's a popular dish to make at home and eat in restaurants, kids love it especially!
It's a quick recipe and a great way to use up left over rice. Like with any fried rice, day old rice always fries up the best! It's also great if you have lots of eggs that you need to use up! (You'll need 5 for this recipe).
What does "Omurice" mean?
Omurice is the combination of the two words "omelette" and "rice" together, to make "Omurice".
It is actually written as オムライス or "omuraisu" in Japanese.
Tips on getting the best Omelette
Omelettes are one of those things where practice makes perfect. The best thing to do is check out YouTube videos and copy what they do... but even then, they make it look so easy and simple right? Here are a few tips for making sure your omelettes come out perfect every time!
- Use a non stick pan.
- Add a little bit of oil, and then wipe it away with kitchen paper so there's a very thin layer of oil there. (I use this technique for pancakes too!) You can also use oil spray or butter.
- The pan should be a medium low heat, you need time to scramble them a bit before adding your filling and flipping them.
- Add the rice filling WHILE the omelette is still runny and cooking, if you wait until it's fully cooked the omelette will brown too much. The goal is a smooth, yellow omelette.
- Use a spatula to fold the edges over. I use a silicone spatula that I usually use for baking, it's smaller and more precise than a regular spatula.
Variations of Omurice
Once you've perfected your omelette wrapping skills, there's lots of different kinds of fillings you can put in omurice. If rice and ketchup isn't your thing, you can change it up a bit!
- Omu Curry (オムカレー) White rice wrapped in an omelette and served with Japanese curry.
- Omuhayashi (オムハヤシ) White rice wrapped in an omelette and served with a western style beef stew known as "hayashi".
- Omu Taco (オムタコ) Okinawan style taco rice wrapped in an omelette.
- Omusoba (オムそば) Japanese yakisoba noodles wrapped in an omelette.
I hope you found these tips and information useful. Have fun making your own Omurice!Print