Recipe: Super Easy Omurice (オムライス)

Like eggs with ketchup? Want a really easy breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Okay, here you go. This is much easier than making regular omurice since you don’t have to worry about omelette breaking and no need to fry rice 🙂

Ingredients: Serves 1

1 serving leftover cooked white rice

1-2 tbsp green peas

2 tbsp ketchup + extra for garnish

salt and pepper

2 eggs

1-2 tbsp milk (optional)

oil

Directions:

1. If using leftover rice, microwave with peas on top until very hot.

2. Add ketchup and a little salt and pepper, mix well.

3. Beat eggs. Add salt and pepper. Add milk. Mix well.

4. Heat pan. Prefer 8-in. diameter. Use nonstick or well-seasoned. If not, the omelette will stick like crazy.

5. Add about 1/2 tbsp oil. Spread very evenly. Turn to low heat.

6. Add eggs and use chopsticks to stir quickly for like 2 seconds.

7. Spread evenly. Then cover and cook some seconds until mostly cooked or fully. Depending how tender you like.

8. Meanwhile spread rice on plate in an omurice shape. Like a football but thinner.

9. Put omelette on top. I put the top part on top because the bottom could be browned and looks worse.

10. Make a zigzag with ketchup. Enjoy!

To make regular omurice: Heat a pan, 1/2 tbsp oil. Add rice and peas, fry until hot. Add salt and pepper and ketchup. Fry until mixed well. This is better tasting than the easy microwave version but I had no time to do this. Then make the egg omelette with another 1/2 tbsp oil. Once mostly cooked, make sure bottom isn’t browned if you don’t like it that way. place rice in the correct shape on top and fold in sides. This is really hard. Like, try it! Then put on plate and use ketchup zigzag. Enjoy!

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8 thoughts on “Recipe: Super Easy Omurice (オムライス)

    1. Well Japanese ketchup is not really a nickname for tonkatsu sauce (called “sauce” in Japan), cause “ketchup” refers to tomato ketchup in Japan. Also, real tonkatsu sauce isn’t that mixture. That’s just a “substitute” that tastes very little like the real thing in my opinion. The real “sauce” (as called in Japan) is made from pureed fruits and vegetables cooked into a sauce. It is sweet, sour, salty, brown, and medium-thick. Actually there are 3 thicknesses. Medium thick is called “sauce”. Thin is called “wooster sauce” (don’t confuse with the British Worcestershire though, they are very different. when a Japanese recipe calls for Worcestershire use their wooster sauce), And the thick one isn’t really used, I haven’t seen it before. The medium sauce is also used on tonkatsu, okonomiyaki, and takoyaki. But the okonomiyaki one (okonomi sauce) tastes a little different. This is quite confusing right? Asian cooking ingredients are totally confusing. Especially Japanese rice, ugh. It’s called “sushi rice” in America. In Japan, “sushi rice” is rice cooked with less water, then mixed with sushi vinegar. So Americans get so confused when they see Japanese rice cookers have a “white rice” and “sushi rice” function. The “white rice” is for cooking Japanese white rice, which is called “sushi rice” in Japan. While the “sushi rice” is for cooking rice with less water. But the Americans use it for cooking regular rice. And you know, what makes it more confusing. Americans not only call Japanese white rice as “sushi rice”, but also “sticky rice”! But then, that is what “glutinous rice” or “sweet rice” or “mochi rice” as known in Japan, is called in Thailand. So when Americans see how to make “sticky rice”, Thai recipe, they confuse with Japanese rice… And then because so many names for “mochi rice”, they get confused that they are all the same and not different rices. And they get confused because they think “glutinous rice” has gluten but it doesn’t. And they get confused that “sweet rice” is sweet but it isn’t. And then they get confused about what “mochi rice” is because they thought it was a type of ice cream. Asian ingredient names should be more regulated, lol. This ingredient stuff is really frustrating and confusing so it’s okay if you don’t understand, since it takes forever to be able to understand!

      1. Where is your Shavu Shabu?
        Are ALL your recipes xferred from YouTube. I know you wanted to add and or improves
        (If I remembered correctly)
        Did you want to formalize a section on Rice and their uses or keep it as a a blog conversation?
        That’s all I can come up without taking too much more time. 🙂

      2. Nope, I have very few recipes from YouTube on here. Hehe, I can put shabu shabu on here now. It’s not a recipe in the western sense though but like whatever amount you want, you put.
        I could do that sometime, I prefer recipes though 🙂

      3. Turkey! Yay! Arrived at one AM yesterday… slept a couple hours sort of, then touring Istanbul! Attractions! Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia (church into mosque into museum!), Basilica Cistern (underground structure with column and water and fish and two medusa heads), Grand Bazaar (yay! fake purses and clothing XD), Topkapi Palace (a palace with 4 courtyards). The Blue Mosque is a functioning mosque so it’s free but you must remove shoes and wear a hijab. So many tourists! The line is like a mile long! The Hagia Sophia since it’s a museum now must have to pay a ticket. It’s really interesting since you can see both Christian and Muslim designing in the building. Basilica Cistern is really cool. I wonder what the fish inside eat! It costs 20 lira ($5) to enter. The Medusas were larger than I thought. Grand Bazaar is quite interesting, SO SO LARGE!!! And so much fake purses and clothing brands XD If it was in America it would get shut down LOL I bought an evil eye charm to ward off evil, only 1 lira, but outside the Bazaar. The outside stalls are cheaper, hehe. I didn’t go to Topkapi Palace since needed to wait in another line and more 20 liras to get in. I only went to the first courtyard because it’s free, hehe. I did not go to some places like the Suleymaniye Mosque because of time, you know, you need a whole week to go through all of Istanbul’s famous attractions! By the way, this part is the Europe Side (Old City). I also didn’t get a pic of the Roman aqueduct but the bus went through it 🙂
        Foods? Well honestly I had a bad experience, especially my mom (yes! traveling with her again). We were hoaxed (correct word?) SO MANY TIMES with prices. Actually one reason why we didn’t go to the Mosque and Aqueduct is that she was frustrated with this city! For lunch we went up a small street and tons of restaurants making doner, looks really good in front and very fragrant since they do in front of the restaurant. The people like “grab” you and try to get you to sit down so we did and then they charged 15 liras per lamb doner wrap (They told us 10!)! And 10 liras for cup of orange juice (fresh squeezed all around the whole city) And then we went in front of the Hagia Sophia, at the Ottoman bath house (there’s a restaurant and a stand) and it was 10 liras for doner and 8 for juice… Our dinner experience was not good either, they tried to make us pay more for food, order more expensive food (yes, your lamb kebab is “not fresh”, but your lamb steak totally is… right..), oh well only 5 liras for the orange juice this time. The menu said 6 for pomegranate. They tried to charge 7. Then they showed us a menu with 7 liras on it OMG, then I was like the other menu says 6! Ok then one lira removed. But then 7 LIRA SERVICE FEE!? BTW Turkey and rest of Europe unlike US has no tips for dining. Ugh, so dishonest of the restauranteers.
        I had a good experience with snacks though 🙂 10 liras for a bag of fresh roasted chestnuts yum! and 1.5 liras for a cob of freshly roasted corn, but I didn’t have any. And yum yum yum, 5 liras for a cone of Turkish ice cream! I got mixed all 5 flavors! Remember MEGU? hehe, It was really good. It has a very unique consistency very unlike American one. They use a knife to scoop it 🙂
        Anyways if you ever go to Turkey don’t fall for the restaurant people! The other problem we have is that NONE OF THE STREET SIGNS ARE LABELED. It’s a miracle we made it back to the hotel, lol! And the driving is almost as bad as China, like when people cut into a lane that is supposed to be for the OPPOSITE DIRECTION and honk like crazy, almost drive over a child. Yikes! Anyways, these are the pros and cons of Istanbul:
        Pros: Really cool historical monuments that are really old, some free and others for 20 liras ($5) only, Turkish Ice Cream, roasted chestnuts and corn, these ring shaped crispy dough covered with sesame seeds and spread Nutella inside for only one lira, fresh orange and pomegranate juice everywhere
        Cons: bad driving! no street signs at all, so locals don’t even know where you are when given a map XD (it’s true!). dishonest restauranteers!
        PS I might make a blog series about my Turkey trip with pics 🙂

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