How to Make Omurice

Omurice (オムライス) is a Japanese fusion consisting of fried rice wrapped in omelette and topped with ketchup. It was originated on 20th century at a western-style restaurant in Tokyo’s Ginza.

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Omurice Ingredients

Serves 2

130g Boneless Chicken Thigh (4½ oz)
Salt & Pepper
¼ Onion (70g / 2½ oz)
4 Button Mushrooms (50g / 1¾ oz)
1 Clove of Garlic
30g Frozen Green Peas (1 oz) or 1 Bell Pepper

4 Eggs
2 tsp Whipping Cream or Non-Dairy Creamer
Salt & Pepper

200g Canned Tomato (7 oz)
½ Bouillon Cube (2.8g / 0.1 oz)
1 tbsp White Wine
1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
1 Bay Leaf
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil

280g Steamed Rice cooked with less water (10 oz)
Baby Salad Greens
Parsley Leaves
Tomato Ketchup

Omurice Preparation

Cut chicken thigh (130g) into half-inch pieces. Sprinkle salt and pepper on it. Toss to coat and season chicken evenly. Cut onion (70g) into fine pieces by making vertical cuts along the grain and then slice across the initial cuts so each piece is cut evenly.

Remove stems of button mushrooms (50g). Slice mushrooms into quarter-inch slices. Cut garlic clove in half lengthwise and remove the core. Make vertical cuts in the garlic and then slice across the initial cuts. Chop garlic into fine pieces.

Shave half of bouillon cube into thin pieces. This helps it to dissolve in sauce easily. Place frozen green peas (30g) into a mesh strainer. Briefly rinse under hot water to remove freezer smell. Strain and salt the peas.

Crack 2 eggs into a bowl and beat the eggs well. Add non-dairy creamer or whipping cream (recommended), salt and pepper into egg mixture and mix them thoroughly.

Put olive oil into the pan and saute garlic on low heat. When the aroma grows strong, add onion and saute on medium heat. When onion becomes transparent, add the chicken. Continue to saute the mixture. When chicken begins to brown, add button mushrooms. Continue to stir to distribute oil evenly.

Add white wine (1 tbsp) and allow alcohol to evaporate completely. add canned tomato (200g), tomato ketchup (1 tbsp), shaved bouillon cube and bay leaf. Combine mixture evenly. Be careful not to burn the sauce. Lightly reduce the sauce and add green peas. Continue to stir with a rice paddle.

When sauce begins to sizzle, remove bay leaf. Test sauce flavor and adjust to taste with salt and pepper. Stir continuously to prevent burning. Add warm steamed rice (280g). Distribute rice evenly, breaking up clumps with paddle. Place chicken rice onto a plate for each person.

Add white wine (1 tbsp) and allow alcohol to evaporate completely. add canned tomato (200g), tomato ketchup (1 tbsp), shaved bouillon cube and bay leaf. Combine mixture evenly. Be careful not to burn the sauce.

Lightly reduce the sauce and add green peas. Continue to stir with a rice paddle. When sauce begins to sizzle, remove bay leaf. Test sauce flavor and adjust to taste with salt and pepper. Stir continuously to prevent burning. Add warm steamed rice (280g). Distribute rice evenly, breaking up clumps with paddle. Place chicken rice onto a plate for each person.

Add olive oil (1/3 tbsp) to the heated pan and swirl to coat. Test surface of the pan with tiny bit of egg and pour egg mixture all at once. Stir vigorously with chopsticks for 5 seconds. Swirl egg mixture around, allowing it to completely cover bottom of the pan. Turn off the burner.

The egg is half-cooked at this stage. Place chicken rice onto the omelette and fold both sides over to wrap the rice. Slide omurice toward the edge of pan. With an underhand grip, flip omurice over onto a plate. The egg will continue to cook as long as it is hot, so please do it quickly. Shape Omurice with a paper towel. Place baby salad greens and parsley leaves next to Omurice. Finally garnish with tomato ketchup.

Omurice Tips

The combination of yellow omelette, green baby salad and red tomato ketchup is visually appealing and these bright colors will increase your appetite! The fluffy omelette goes great with the chicken rice! The ingredients for Omurice should be easy to find in your area so you should definitely try it out.

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One thought on “How to Make Omurice

  1. Thar

    You got this directly from Cookingwithdog, right? I’ve watched that video soo many times, haha! xD