Saturday, April 21, 2012

Omu Rice (Japanese Omelette Rice)

I always love this dish, one of mostly chosen everytime I visited now closed down Shokudo in Raffles City, I'm one of the disappointed regular customer :(

Decided to give it a try after found the recipe that looks worth trying, it's indeed yummy, but I gotta train myself more to shape it more nicely, mine looked too skinny and flat, it should have been more 'rounder' LOL

Recipe is from Gourmet Traveller with some adjustment I made to suit my family preference

What you need:
(serves 1)

1 cup cooked cold rice
2 eggs, beaten
2-3 slices ham, chopped
4 button mushrooms, sliced
1/2 small carrot (about 2 tbsp), small dice
1/2 onion (about 2 tbsp), chopped
corn kernels from 1 corn
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp tomato ketchup (plus more to serve)
1/2 tsp chicken stock powder
salt, pepper, canola oil, garlic oil
  1. Heat a mixture of canola oil and garlic oil in a wok or large frying pan over a medium heat
  2. Throw in the onion and garlic and sauté til fragrant
  3. Add in ham, mushrooms and carrots and stir-fry until slightly coloured and fragrant
  4. Add in corn kernels, stir well
  5. Season with a little salt and pepper, also chicken stock powder, then add in the cold rice
  6. Drizzle over the soy sauce and cook for a further couple of minutes, stirring well to combine
  7. Add ketchup and stir again making sure the rice is heated through.
  8. If it's too dry, drizzle abit more garlic oil. Keep warm
  9. In a separate medium frying pan heat the remaining oil on a high heat
  10. Pour in the beaten eggs and coat the entire pan to make a large thin egg crêpe
  11. When the egg in the middle is almost set, spoon the fried rice into the center and fold both sides of the crêpe over to form an omelette (this part I need more practice wew...)
  12. Carefully invert the omelette onto a plate (this part too LOL)
  13. Serve immediately with more ketchup on the side, and bottled chilli sauce for my case :)
The next time I make this very tasty dish again, a slab of chicken katsu would be nice :)


  1. Regardless of it not being round, it looks wonderful, my kids would love these, and so would I! I've made omelette with prawns and also with mincemeat, but have not tried with rice! Looks delicious!

    1. hi Joyce, thks :)
      yes its really delicious, i like the fried rice, so tasty :)
      i never tried with prawns, but i did try with minced meat before :)

  2. this is good! i think i've seen it in one of my books about the round omelette that you 'wanted'..not sure how they do it but i'm very sure this needs practice ! do you think filling in one bowl of rice and then putting them into the omelette will help?

    1. hi Lena, thks :)
      yeah, practice makes perfect definitely
      i actually did scoop the rice with small size bowl
      putting the rice on the omelette and folding the omelette wasn't the problem actually its the trasnferring to the serving plate!
      everything changed once it reached the plate wew...
      anyway, this dish is really worth trying again and again :)

  3. hi Carole, thks :)
    will link it up, and thks for inviting :)



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