Omurice is a popular Japanese food that was originally influenced by Western cuisine. Prepare fried rice and a thin omelette separately, then cover the fried rice in the omelette before serving.I liked this recipe as you can incorporate lot of vegetables into your kid’s diet. It is yummy and they will surely love it.
I made Omurice on my younger son’s demand. He had watched a video of this recipe and wanted me to make it for him. I have made this dish to suit the taste of my family.
You can make a lot of variations to this recipe. Kids will love it and it is so easy to cook. Serve for lunch or dinner.
Recipe for Omurice / Omelette Rice:
1 Cup =180 ML
½ Cup of green bell pepper cut into small pcs
½ Cup yellow bell pepper cut into small pcs
½ Cup red bell pepper cut into small pcs
1/2 Cup French Beans chopped
¼ cup chopped carrot
5 white mushrooms cut into medium chunks
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove crushed
2 Cubes of Cheese
1 green chilli chopped
1 Tbsp butter
Salt to Taste
½ Tsp ground black pepper
1 cup cooked rice
2 Tbsp Tomato ketchup
¼ Tsp sugar
1 Tsp Oil
Finely Chopped Coriander or Mint to garnish
Heat a heavy Bottom Pan. Add butter and garlic and saute for few seconds. Once the garlic turns crisp, add the green chilli,green bell pepper,yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, carrot, mushroom, and onion. Stir a few minutes until the onion turns a little translucent. Once done add salt and ground black pepper and mix well. Now add the cooked rice, tomato ketchup, and mix well. Let it cook without stirring for a minute, so that the bottom of the rice gets a little crunchy. Remove from the heat.
Transfer the fried rice to a bowl. Fill about half the cup with the fried rice, then if place the cheese cubes and then fill the rest of the bowl with the balance fried rice.
Keep it aside.
Now let us make the omelette.
Beat 2 eggs in a bowl with salt,pepper powder and sugar.Heat up a non-stick pan. Add oil and spread the oil .Ensure the pan is properly greased .Turn the heat to medium low, so that the egg is not burnt.Pour the egg mixture into the pan and swirl the pan around to make a nice circle. Keep moving the pan around and let the low heat cook the egg.Once done switch off the flame.
Put a large plate over the bowl of stir-fried rice. Flip everything over and remove the bowl in order to have a perfect dome of fried rice.Place the omelette over top of the dome. Garnish with a cheese cube , sprinkle some pepper or garnish with a bit of ketchup or as you like, and serve hot.
I served Omurice with pan fried Baby corns.