Japanese Omelette Rice

    25 min

    This classic comfort food is also known as omurice. Rice is stir-fried with tomato ketchup and ham, then topped with an omelette.

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    Serves: 2 

    • butter for frying
    • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
    • 55g ham (or chicken breast), cut into small pieces
    • 160g cooked white (or brown) rice
    • 2-3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
    • 2 large eggs
    • salt and pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Saute onion in butter until translucent. Add ham, stir for 2-3 minutes. Stir in rice and toss until heated through. Add ketchup and toss. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate.
    2. In a bowl, beat together eggs with salt and pepper. Heat a pan with butter. Pour egg into the pan and swirl to cover the base of the pan. Cook until slightly runny in the middle.
    3. Carefully turn the omelette out onto the rice. At this point, you can cut the omelette in half to let some runny egg seep into the rice. Decorate the top with ketchup and enjoy.

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    thought this would make a good quick evening recipe. It actually tasted even better than I thought it would. I used ham and also some leftover frankfurters and 3 small eggs instead of two large and we loved it. Good size portions too  -  20 Apr 2013


    Comfort food indeed. Maki from justhungry.com tells a lovely story about children's food in Japan and how this recipe brings back childhood memories.  -  08 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)