Japanese Omurice オムライス

Omurice is a typical Japanese dish cooked both at home and in diners in Japan. It is in fact an example of western-influenced Japanese food. Omurice is basically an omelette with fried rice, topped with ketchup or curry sauce. The fried rice used in omurice can vary, but normally people use chicken fried rice with ketchup. It is simple, filling and delicious. Don’t hesitate to try cooking this popular Japanese dish at home!

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 1/2 tbs cooking wine
  • 1 serving leftover rice
  • 50g chicken breast (cubed)
  • 50g frozen mixed vegetables (peas, corn, carrots) (defrosted)
  • 1.5-2 tbs ketchup
  • 1tbs water/broth
  • salt pepper to taste
  1. Heat a little bit of oil, stir fry cubed chicken breast and mixed vegetables over medium heat (add a pinch of salt if desire).
  2. Once the chicken is almost fully cooked, add rice, ketchup, water/broth and salt to taste.
  3. Stir and combine everything evenly, cook until the fried rice becomes dryer. Transfer the rice to a plate.
  4. To make the omelette, combine and whisk eggs, milk, cooking wine and salt in a bowl.
  5. Slightly grease a non-stick pan, pour in egg mixture and tilt the pan so that the mixture spreads evenly.
  6. Cook over medium-low heat.
  7. When the egg is almost set switch to low heat or turn off the oven. Put fried rice in the middle of the omelette.
  8. Use a spatula to fold the omelette so that it covers the rice.
  9. Carefully turn over the omurice and transfer it to a plate.

Top with more ketchup if desire

Yes it tastes just as good as those offered in Japanese restaurants!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *