Deluxe Omu rice

The Omu Rice (omlette rice) is another of Japan's favourite recipes. It takes only 15 minutes to make and costs less than $3 per person!

Today I’ll show you how to make another of Japan’s favourite dishes. We normally use only chicken and onion, but this recipe is a great way to use up any left over veggies or even frozen ones. It takes roughly 5 mins preparation time and 10 minutes cooking time. I will show you 2 kinds of omu rice – one standard one and one deluxe one which is called Tampopo Omu Rice (Dandelion Omu Rice)! All this can be made for roughly $3!

Along with teriyaki chicken, omu rice is one of the most popular Japanese recipes I’ve come across.

Ingredients (for 2)

2 small bowls of rice
3 slices of rindless bacon (can also use chicken or sausage)
Half an onion
1/4  carrot

1/4 green pepper
Small handful of sweetcorn
3 small mushrooms
6 egg
Half a handful of grated cheese

One tbs milk or cream
Salt & Pepper
One big squeeze of Ketchup
Knob of butter

Step 1

Prepare the rice, then dice all the veggies and bacoIf you are using frozen veggies, you don’t need to do anything.

Step 2

Break 6 eggs in a bowl and mix well. Add cream or milk, and season with a little salt and pepper. Then add a small handful of cheese. Set aside.

Step 3

Add some cooking oil to a hot pan and fry all the prepared ingredients. Season with salt and pepper then after a few minutes of frying, add a good squeeze of ketchup.

Step 5

Add a bowl of cooked rice to the pan and mix well. If you have some, add a small drop of white wine to the mixture – this will give depth to the dish and also help lift he rice from the pan when it comes to serving.

Step 6

Prepare a new frying pan and melt the butter on a med/high heat. Add half the 6 egg mixture to the pan and mix well. I use chopsticks, but you can use a fork instead if you wish.

Step 7

When the egg mixture is half cooked, place the rice mixture from your other pan in the middle and wrap it with the eggs like you would an omlette. Add some more ketchup on top if you wish and this is the end of the regular Japanese omu rice recipe.

Dandelion Omu Rice

(Continuing from step 6)

Step 7

Using the remainder of the egg mixture (3 eggs), make a half cooked omlette. Then empty the small bowl of rice onto a separate plate.

Step 8

Place the omlette over the rice mound, then using a knife, cut it open to reveal the light, fluffy inside which will slide down the outside of the rice to create a dandelion effect!