Omurice or omelette-rice is a dish consisting of an omelette wrapped over a vegetable fried rice or a chicken fried rice.Though exact origin of omurice is not clear,it is believed to be derived from a Japanese dish called yoshoku.For those kids who create a big fuss about whatever you serve to eat,just make this omurice (of course with all the vegetables in rice which they otherwise don’t eat 😉 ..) and give to them and see the magic … they will become your fans !!! I am telling this out my own experience 😉 .Though in our house we do eat chicken and fish(sometimes) we are not that big fans of nonveg dishes.So I have made this omurice with veg fried rice.You can also add thin strips or small pieces of boneless chicken,season it and fry it in oil and then add to the rice.Remaining procedure will be same.
In the japanese yoshoku recipe the method of making omelette is slightly different.They keep the eggs half cooked and cover the cooked layer upon the juicy and half cooked part in middle.They place the omelette on rice in a serving plate and then they cut the uppermost layer of the omellete making the juicy,half cooked egg surround the rice.And then they top it off with some sauce or ketchup.In this recipe I have made a simple full cooked thin omelette and wrapped it over the rice.Go ahead and see it yourself in the photos below 🙂 . So here comes the recipe for omurice.
Ingredients: For omelette - eggs -2 ,pinch of salt & pepper powder For rice: Cooked rice - 1 cup Oil - 3 tbsp ginger(finely chopped) -1 tsp onion(finely chopped) - 2 tbsp carrot(finely chopped) - 2 tbsp capsicum(finely chopped) - 2 tbsp beans(finely chopped) - 2 tbsp salt - to taste green chilli(finely chopped) - 1 tsp tomato sauce - 3 tbsp To serve : tomato ketchup Method: * Heat up 3 tbsp of oil in a pan. * Add ginger and onion,stir fry them in high flame for 2 minutes. * Next add all the vegetables and green chilli. * stir fry for 2 minutes on high flame. * Add tomato sauce and mix it well. * Next add cooked rice and salt. * Mix everything together and cook it for 1 or 2 minutes while you continuously stir fry it. * Fill the rice into a cup(tightly) and place the cup upside down on a serving plate. * Make omelette by beating 2 eggs with salt and pepper.Remove the chalazae as it improves the texture of omelette. * Cook the omelette in low flame so that the texture of omelette remains even and yellow.Remove the omelette from pan and place it over the rice wrapping the rice. * Optionally top it off with some tomato ketchup and show your drawing skills to your kid :) * And our Omurice is ready to serve.
Step by step recipe with photos:
1.Heat up 3 tbsp of oil in a pan.2.Add ginger.3.Add onion and stir fry for 2 minutes on high flame.4.Add all the vegetables.5.Add green chilli.Stir fry for 2 minutes on high flame.6.Add tomato sauce and mix well.7.And now add cooked rice and salt to taste .Mix it well.
8.Transfer the rice into a cup.Fill it tight so that it retains cup shape when you transfer it onto a serving plate.9.Beat 2 eggs,strain to remove the chalazae and add salt & pepper.Pour it onto the same pan. Cook on low flame to retain the yellow texture.See the step by step photos below.10.Place the rice on a plate upside down.Remove the cup.And now place the omelette on the rice and tuck it near the rice edges as shown in the photo below.Show off (lol) your drawing skill to your kid by drawing a smiley on top with ketchup.And our tasty omurice..yes .. omurice is ready to serve 🙂
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