Omurice Recipe

If you’re anything like me and secretly enjoy covering your scrambled eggs in ketchup, then you’ll love Omurice. With sweet and savory chicken and tomato fried rice on the inside, and the possibility to decorate the top with hearts, stars, and faces, this is one of those dishes that’s loved by kids and grownups alike in Japan.

Omurice Recipe

Omurice Recipe

Krysta
If you're anything like me and secretly enjoy covering your scrambled eggs in ketchup, then you'll love Omurice. With sweet and savory chicken and tomato fried rice on the inside, and the possibility to decorate the top with hearts, stars, and faces, this is one of those dishes that's loved by kids and grownups alike in Japan.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2
Calories 554 kcal

Ingredients
  

For Chicken Rice

  • 150 grams boneless skinless chicken breast ~½ breast cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 100 grams onion ~½ small onion finely minced
  • 300 grams cooked Japanese short-grain rice 2 loosely packed cups cold
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce black pepper to taste

For Omelette

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon cultured unsalted butter

Instructions
 

For Chicken Rice

  • Marinate the chicken in the soy sauce while you prepare all the other ingredients.
  • Break the eggs into a bowl along with the cream and salt. Whisk together until the mixture is uniform in color.
  • Add the vegetable oil and onions to a frying pan over medium-high heat and saute the onions until they’re tender and just starting to brown.
  • Add the chicken and stir-fry until you don’t see any raw sides anymore.
  • Add the rice, and break it up with a spatula so that it heats through evenly.
  • Once the rice has been warmed through, add the ketchup and oyster sauce, and stir-fry until the rice is an even color and the ketchup is just starting to caramelize. Season with black pepper to taste.
  • Plate the rice. You can use a bowl as a mold to give it a round or oval shape.

For Omelette

  • Heat a small 8-inch non-stick frying pan over medium heat until moderately hot. Add the butter and swirl to melt and coat the pan evenly.
  • Add the eggs, and cook until the bottom layer of eggs are set (the bottom will start turning opaque).
  • Gently stir the eggs, while shaking the pan to resettle the uncooked egg.
  • Turn up the heat to high for a few seconds to make the egg easier to slide out of the pan (the egg should slide around the pan easily when shaken).
  • Position the pan over the plated rice and gently slide the egg out of the pan onto the rice.
  • Garnish with ketchup and parsley to taste.

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