Omurice (Japanese Omelette Rice) オムライス

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Today’s recipe is Omurice, or Japanese Omelette Rice.  I received a lot of requests from readers for this recipe and I was a bit surprised how popular this dish is.  At most Japanese restaurants we have in the Bay Area, Omurice is not even on the menu, but I think this dish is pretty well-known and popular in Asian countries outside of Japan.

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Omurice is a popular contemporary Japanese fusion creation blending Western omelette and Japanese fried rice. It’s usually enjoyed at home but also can be found at many Western food diners in Japan. When there is leftover rice, it’s a perfect single plate meal to prepare the next day.

The rice is usually pan-fried with ketchup and chicken, then wrapped in a thin sheet of egg omelette. From preparation to completion only takes a quick 20 minutes. It’s one of my children’s favorite meals with fried rice, eggs, and lots of ketchup.

The softly-cooked omelette and sweet tomato-flavored rice complements each other very well, so I hope you will enjoy this quick and easy recipe!

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Omurice (Japanese Omelette Rice)
 
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Serves: Serves 2-3
Ingredients
  • ½ medium onion
  • 1 chicken thigh, rinsed and pat dry
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup frozen mixed vegetables, defrosted
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups cooked Japanese rice
  • 1 Tbsp. ketchup and more for decoration
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
For 1 omelette
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. sharp cheddar cheese (or any kind)
Instructions
  1. Chop the onion finely.
  2. Cut the chicken into ½" (1 cm) pieces.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and sauté the onion until softened.
  4. Add the chicken and cook until no longer pink.
  5. Add the mixed vegetables and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the rice and break into small pieces.
  7. Add ketchup and soy sauce and combine everything evenly with a spatula. Transfer the fried rice to a plate and wash the pan.
  8. Whisk the egg and milk together in a small bowl.
  9. Heat the oil in the pan over medium high heat (make sure the surface of the pan is nicely coated with oil).
  10. When the pan is hot, pour the egg mixture into the pan and tilt to cover the bottom of teh pan. Lower the heat when the bottom of the egg has set (but still soft on top).
  11. Put the cheese and the fried rice on top of the omelette.
  12. Use the spatula to fold both sides of omelette toward the middle to cover the fried rice. Slowly move the omurice to the edge of the pan.
  13. Hold a plate in one hand and the pan in the other hand, flip the pan and move the omurice to the plate.
  14. While it’s still hot, cover the omurice with a paper towel and shape it into American /Rugby football shape. Drizzle the ketchup on top for decoration. Continue making omelette till the fried rice is all used.
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  1. It’s definitely a balancing act. I have designated blogging time in the morning and then I have to pull myself away, otherwise I’m checking and editing all day long. haha. It’s work, but it’s quite addictive, isn’t it? Anyway, I’m so glad you’re back and happy you got to get some rest and family time. Good for you for printing photos. I should really do that too.

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  2. Glad that you had a quality break with the family, Nami. The offline time is always precious these days:) You’re right, Omelette Rice is quite popular in Asia. Even in Southeast Asia, each country has various versions of omelette rice. They are almost done in the similar way but with different seasonings. I should try out the Japanese version at home soon. The idea of adding some cheese into the omelette sounds delicious!

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  3. I love omurice! I’ve tried making it at home once or twice before and it tasted fantastic. Yours looks so neat and pretty! Mine didn’t look as neat. 😛 I love how you cut the rabbit ears apple in the background, so much attention to detail. 😀

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  4. Oh My Goodness Nami, I have not seen this “Egg Covered Rice” (direct translation from Chinese) for ages! My Mom used to make it for us when we were little kids back at Taiwan, and seeing your posting brought back some great memories! I can still remember how much we LOVED the ketchup flavored fried rice! (Kids just have ketchup up for some reason right?)

    Glad to hear you had a great time on vacation, and you got to catch up some things you’ve not had time to do. My vacation at the beginning of June seemed like such a distant memory now, in fact Jon and I have already been talking about next year’s vacation (going to the East coast). I can’t believe school is starting soon, Trinity’s Summer camp is ending this Friday, and I am giving her a week off just having playdates with cousins and friends before 3rd grade starts. Hope you enjoy the rest of your Summer!

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  5. Kimmi

    Your omurice has such a beautiful shape!! =) We often have fried rice with bits of scrambled egg in the mix, but this seems like a fun alternative. Adding milk to the egg seems like a great idea I’m going to try it once we start accumulating some leftovers in the fridge! Thanks for sharing this popular recipe —

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  6. Eri

    Welcome back Nami, hope you had a great summer my friend, I also still printing photos.. :)
    I just looooove this recipe, I think I;m going to make it this week.
    Cheers my friend, I also pined it!

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  7. i was wondering where you had gone off to! glad you had a wonderful time offline (i also like to print pix..)

    i’ve never had the japanese version of this dish BUT there’s a thai version that i loved when i lived in bangkok during high school. it’s not something that you order at restaurants, it’s too casual.

    your version looks so fancy!

    PS. your spam filter math problem isn’t hard but it sure does make me revert to my 3rd grade self. i love it.

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  8. Candice

    Yay! Nami is back! =) I hope you had a wonderful vacation with your family.

    This dish looks yummy. You’re correct! I have never seen Omurice offered at any Japanese restaurants in the Bay Area. I can’t wait to try it. I don’t have Japanese rice at home ATM. Can this dish be made with regular rice?

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    • Hi Candice! Regular rice means jasmine rice for you? I’ve never cooked with jasmine rice but I’m sure it’ll work although the leftover jasmine rice seem always separated each other while Japanese rice sticks to each other (do you know what I mean?). Also it has a little different fragrance/smell compared to Japanese rice. :-)

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  9. This looks like a great fusion dish that’s also pretty easy to prepare!Love the idea of using rice inside, really yummy :)Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Welcome back my dear…I never had omelette with fried rice in it, I usually have the eggs scramble in my fried rice hehehe…looks great and beautiful…I will trick my husband with this recipe :)
    Enjoy your week Nami!

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  11. Before I became a ‘foodie’ I was a great reader and watcher of movies. The most interesting Japanese movie I ever saw was “Tampopo”. (I also like “Wasabi” but that’s because I’m a Jean Reno fan.) There are many interesting Japanese foods mentioned in this movie but one of the most charming is the humble rice filled omelette that a street person called “The Professor” makes for the heroine’s little boy … omurice. Thank you for sharing your family’s version of this dish.

    Sissi and I were discussing a number of family dishes like this and neko manma from “Shinya Shokudo”. Not things that you see very often posted on blogs.

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  12. Hi Nami, I’m so pleased to hear you had a nice time offline and away. I’ve recently started to print my digital snaps too. Otherwise I find they get “lost” on the computer and what’s the point in that?
    Now as for the omelette? It sounds like something Mr Chipconnoisseur would love – it combines 2 of his favourite things. I’d probably just go very easy on the ketchup and soy sauce. For him. Yum.

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  13. Had this a lot when we visited Japanese restaurants when I was growing up! It’s usually served as a kids meal i think. Maybe that’s the reason why i haven’t had it in ages!

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    • I know “less oil” is preferable but in order to make thin egg sheet, I really need to put enough oil so that egg omelette will slide to the side for flipping. The paper towel at the end will absorb some extra oil on egg. I prefer thin egg sheet for wrapping, but some people use 2 eggs and make it thicker too. :-)

      And as you see in my step-by-step pictures, my omelette is not perfect until I “fix” with paper towel. ^_^

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  14. Wow.. what a great dish!! I have eaten omelet with rice… but never rice inside an omelet. It looks fantastic. I am glad you had a wonderful trip. I am like you, I like to print photos too. I also like to scrapbook and and I have so much scrapbooking of my photos to do. I am waiting for this school year to start to get some time to concentrate and do it. Well… that’s what I am hoping I will do when the kids are at school. :)

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  15. Dear Nami,

    I have never come across this dish before and doubt it is served in any Japanese restaurants in Sydney although I can see it on Japanese menus in South East Asia. It reminds me a bit like okonomiyaki with the mayo drizzle although the ingredients and shape is different and I can see why kids would love this with the tomato ketchup. I can see the western influence with the addition of cheese.

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  16. This looks like a delicious, high protein meal. I know my boys (and I) would love it! I have never seen it on a restaurant menu before but I think it would go over really well in the US. It’s so good of you to be on top of printing out your photos for albums. I have really been bad about that and I’m afraid that now it is a huge project. I really need to get to it!

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  17. CC

    Welcome back, Nami! Glad to know you enjoyed your holiday! I think it’s ggreat you still develop photos and put them in albums! I always try to make scrapbooks of my holidays, but always delay =P haha. I love to eat omurice, but I’ve never gotten around to making it myself. Time to change that! hehe.

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  18. Fried Rice wrapped in Omelette, you cooked and done it so beautifully! When wrapping and folding it up with the rice, it must be carefully flipped to wrap it. This is just nice for lunch.

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  19. Oh yes, sometimes we need more than 24 hours to do all we have to, specially with kids at home. Days off are used to be to take some rest, but sometimes vacations are so hard and then when we come back we need more days off to rest from vacations.

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  20. Welcome back, Nami. Glad you enjoyed your vacay with the fam. I could go for omurice right now–so easy to make and so satisfying.

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who’s let the less important things go by the wayside for blogging time. I’m trying to re-prioritize my to-do list right now–I keep pushing blogging to the top of the list but I really need to focus on the other stuff. I don’t even have kids–kudos to you for being able to manage it all…and much better than I can! :)

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  21. That does look like a wonderful family meal and I can imagine this would be a very useful dish because you could create it using all those things that need using up in your fridge. I just know everyone in my family would love this. Glad to hear you had a great holiday Nami and I am like you – I just never know how I’m going to get everything done! xx

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  22. oh girl! You are preaching to the choir about the balancing act! So hard, especially lately for me but i just have to breath and realize their is time for both I just have to not get stressed out about it. on another note- LOVE this omelette with the rice, i bet it is light and so flavorful!

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  23. Lora @cakeduchess

    I know how you feel, Nami. It’s hard to maintain blog and kids and rest of life. You do a great job of it! This omurice looks fantastic! Great step-by step photos that I will use b/c I have to make this soon for me! Hope you had a nice vacation:)

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  24. A recipe that features ketchup?! My kids will be in heaven! :) Sounds like you had a great couple of weeks Nami. I know exactly what you mean about every day things falling by the wayside. My photo albums are behind too. I suppose it’s a good thing to have so many things to enjoy doing! (I just wish I had a few extra hours each day – even if for an extra hour of sleep!)

    We finally made your unagi don recipe. It was a big hit all around. Mr. N was very excited about it and asked that we make it again! We loved it! :)

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  25. Eha

    Methinks my laugh can be heard throughout my small cottage: in other words – open fridge, take out eggs, take out leftover rice [I always have some] and see what else appetizing and savoury beckons you! Put together in pan, cook, plate – pour glass of milk for all the kids, pour glass of dry white wine for parents with a long, tiring day behind them – thoroughly enjoy: that’s omurice, isn’t it 😀 ?

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  26. Welcome back, dear! Great head-start with this post. My son loves Omu Rice from young & is asking if he could learn how to make this himself. I wonder how sincere he is in DIY. Hahaha! Great tutorial!

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  27. Welcome back Nami! Omurice is great comfort food! There is a place in Sydney that has it with ankake sauce and I’m always tempted to order it whenever I go there! Glad to hear you had a great break, it’s always nice to have time out to relax away from the blog :)

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  28. ohh that looks like a delicious quick meal, Nami. We often have cheese omelette for supper, and this is an excellent idea for left-overs. And I have to tell you, I’ve cracked, and have just purchased an icecream maker – all your fault!! just itching to make your black sesame recipe : ) I’ll let you know how I get on…

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  29. This is a keeper. My whole family will love this recipe. It’s wonderful that you are are still able to print photos and put them in albums. I have a backlog from 5 years ago. I have yet to organize them! LOL! Welcome back Nami!

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  30. Welcome back Nami..I saw a demo of this rice in Isetan Osaka, and have been wanting to try at home, your recipe just come in the right time, shall try this for a bento lunch. Ya, this rice is very similar like our nasi goreng pattaya here.

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  31. Alysha

    Ah i’m so happy! Thank you so much for posting this! I can’t wait to try making it, I’ve always wanted to try making omurice, it’s such a common thing in dramas and animes. Hope your holiday was amazing :)

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  32. Why haven’t I heard of this before? I apologise to burrito fans but rice in tortilla wrap is not my thing. But fried rice in omelette wrap? Now we’re talking! Do you know that fried rice, fried egg/omelette and ketchup is a Filipino favourite? Nami, you could really be my long lost child. You can come home and cook for me anytime, dear.

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  33. I’ve been living in Korea for a few years now and I have had Omurice almost everytime I go to a local restaurant. It’s almost time to return home for good and I’m so glad I found this recipe so I will never miss it :) Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Dear Nami, why do I never think of asking you to make a recipe? I remember you said we can ask you and then you will see if you can make the requested recipe… I keep on forgetting… but then I see surprised that some other visitors asked for what I dream of making.
    Anyway, since the moment I saw it on Tampopo I wanted to prepare it and kept on forgetting. Now having seen your gorgeous photos and as always very clear recipe I will not forget! Thank you once more for making my wish come true :-)

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  35. Welcome back, Nami! This omelet looks spectacular…I never thought of adding rice, but it looks so yummy!! Such a busy time of year for us all :)

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  36. Welcome back, Nami! I am glad that you took some time off to enjoy with you family.
    I love omurice as well as my family and your version is amazing. Very delicious and great instructions. I am going to make your recipe soon…Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day!!!!

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  37. donna mikasa

    Welcome back, Nami! Nice to hear you had a wonderful vacation with your family before school starts up again. I LOVE omuraisu! This was the first dish that I had in Japan when we arrived at the airport! And I kept eating it at different restaurants to compare the different ingredients inside. I’ve never attempted it at home, but maybe I will after seeing your version! Thank you!

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  38. You bet I could enjoy this! Bobby and I love eggs in any way, shape, or form. I know we both would not be able to get enough of this! I see this as a Sunday supper in this house. Glad you had a wonderful family vacation!

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  39. You are right! I don’t think I have seen Omurice in the menu of Jap. restaurants in the Bay Area, not that I frequent many Jap. restaurants here anyway. I only tried Omurice in Taiwan before. Wish I could try a good authentic one soon…e.g. what you have cooked here would be perfect. :p

    Hope you have had a wonderful time with your family!

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  40. Hi Nami! I like this simple Japanese omelette, would be fun to play with the ingredients, maybe trying different seasonal goodies, inside the omelette just for fun to mix things up! I like omelettes for dinner, usually add fresh herbs from the garden and maybe a sprinkle of cheese;-)
    Thanks for the inspiration and enjoy your week;-)

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  41. Hello nami :) sorry I haven’t had time to drop by lately ~ Things have been crazy here for me hehe but oh so glad you posted this recipe ~ Mr bao and my best friend loves Omurice hehe but I’ve obviously never been able to make it for them but now i think with this recipe…i might just be able to at least tryyy it wont be as pretty as yours though 😛

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  42. We usually have omelette for breakfast but your version is a meal all by itself. I’ll probably give it a try, minus the chicken, over the weekend as an early lunch.

    P.s. Don’t remind me about having less and less time, you know I think of you as a superwoman. I only have one kid and I have no idea how you manage to balance two kids and your successful blog

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  43. Nami, sounds like you spent a wonderful and well-deserved vacation with your family! I must admit that I had never heard of this omelette before and it sounds so delicious, it would be great to serve to my kids and husband. All your directions and the recipe itself are so wonderfully helpful, that it will be fun to prepare according to the way you describe it. I am looking forward to trying this recipe!

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  44. Fried rice in omelette sounds so good to me right now. I just realise I have not had lunch yet. No wonder my stomach growls. I think I will go to the kitchen right now and make this for lunch. Thanks Nami.

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  45. Hi Nami,
    Welcome back:) I’m glad to hear you enjoy your holidays. This Japanese omelette sounds and looks really really good. My husband would love it. Love the little red stripes on the omelette-so cute.

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  46. I’m glad to hear that you got to have some rest and relaxation with your family. You deserve it after how hard you work all year! This looks great and I think my kids would love it. We often make egg dishes for dinner since we have our own flock of chickens and an abundant supply of eggs!

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  47. By the way, meant to say, after someone mentioned your captcha math problem thing below… is there any chance of putting the math question between the comment box and the submit button? I think you can do it either in comment.php or the code for the plugin itself. At the moment, sometimes I don’t scroll down all the way to see the captcha, or if you tab out of the comment box, it goes straight to the submit button, and then you get an error about invalid entry. Just a small idea to make things easier for users! :)

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  48. Hi Nami, wonderful recipe and one of my f’rat. It is similar to the Pattaya rice dish we generally get in local restaurants here in Malaysia.

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  49. You sound a lot like me, except I had an eight day vacation…and you got back to it sooner than I have. Good to hear you had a nice time off.

    I know my daughter would like this omelette, she has always liked Japanese rice. When she was little she said she wanted to live in Japan because she loved the food. My favorite to make is fried rice just because I can use what’s left in the fridge!

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  50. What a fantastic recipe for leftover rice, which I usually happen to have :)
    Hope you had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed our southern portion of the state…hope next time we can meet up :)

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  51. I remember how much I enjoyed Omurice as a child in Korea. It is so nice to see two neighboring countries share similar food. In Korea we use chopped hams and any vegetables available, and serve with tomato based gravy or ketchup just like yours. I better make some soon for my kidos. Thanks for sharing and welcome back to blogging.

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  52. Yeah, me too have to take a bit of time off but didn’t go anywhere just some quiet time. Very nice looking omelet, Nami and the stuffing looks very flavorful. I love your photography with the very subtle bokeh. Beautiful job, Nami! :)

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  53. Oh wow, what a fun idea! I honestly never thought to add rice and other goodies in my omelette….BUT I bet it is hearty, and a perfect filling meal! Looks and sounds fantastic! Hugs, Terra

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  54. I know how you feel. There just does not seem to be enough time in the day to get everything done, between work, kids and the cooking blog… I love this recipe super easy and yummy but I am shocked that the sauce on top is ketchup. I thought for sure it would be one of those million other yummy japanese sauces I have in my refrigerator… Ja Mata, BAM

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  55. Amrita

    Omg! Sorry! Talk bout blindness. I see some other recipes use like pasta sauce or jus tinned canned tomatoes. What’s ur opinion on this compared to using the tablespoon of ketchup for rice. Still number1 fan on ur webbie!!! X

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    • Hi Amrita! In Japan there are so many variations of Omurice. I’ve seen tomato sauce on top, curry on top, etc. It’s really up to you how you want to make it. The fried rice can be versatile as long as egg omelette and rice complement to each other. We have Omurice restaurants in Japan and you will be surprised how many kinds they serve! This Omurice recipe is basic and it’s something I can make in a short time with ingredients I have in the fridge. So be creative and make your own style. 😉

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  56. This looks delicious, Nami! I have never considered putting rice in an omelet before this and now I am thinking of so many possibilities. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks!!

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    • Hi Holly! Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe. You will be better at it next time! :) Sounds wonderful with spinach. :) Thank you so much for your feedback!

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  57. Dira

    Thank you for posting this recipe, Nami! I tried yesterday by carefully following all the steps and oh, it was delicious!!

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    • Hi Dira! Thank you so much for your feedback! Yay! I’m glad you enjoyed Omurice. It’s a great single dish meal. :) Thank you for writing!

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  58. Megan

    I have tried this recipe numerous times since discovering the blog, and each time it is even more delicious! I love the simplicity of the instructions and the great flavor of the dish! Up until using this recipe, I had always struggled with omurice. Thank you so much for sharing this. 😀

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    • Hi Megan! So happy to hear from you and I’m glad that my recipe works! Omurice is very versatile with ingredients and hope you will enjoy seasonal ingredients in this recipe too! Thanks so much for writing! You made my day!

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  59. Yuri

    Looks delicious! When I was in Japan, my aunt didn’t use ketchup (since my husband doesn’t like it) but I forgot to ask what she used as an alternative. Do u have any suggestions? I’d like to recreate it using your recipe but I have no idea what to use instead.

    Thanks and I am loving all of the recipes – u make everything just like my mom =)

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    • Hi Yuri! In Japan, there are SO MANY kinds of omurice! Do you think it was an Omurice with demi-glace sauce? That’s a very popular one too.

      Thank you so much for your kind words! :)

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  60. Janice

    I’m not sure that I’ve told you how much we enjoy this recipe! I often make the rice with whatever is in the fridge and love the addition of the ketchup and soy sauce. Quick and delicious and fun, thank you!

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    • Hi Janice! Thank you so much for letting me know! I’m so happy to hear you like this dish. It’s a really versatile dish and we can use whatever we have in the fridge. Thanks for your feedback! :)

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  61. caroline k

    i order this ALL the time at korean snack shops but i have no idea why i never tried making it at home – maybe because it looked involved when my mom used to make it for us but thanks to your post, i FINALLY made it for my family and everyone loved it!!! Of course I had to add spam :) but it was painless, thanks to your step by step instructions!

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    • Hi Caroline! Thank you so much for your kind feedback. I have a lot of dishes that I should be making them at home… :) So glad to hear you enjoyed Omurice. It’s very versatile recipe that you can put anything you like! Happy to hear step-by-step pictures were helpful. xo

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  62. Lexi

    I tried this the other day, it’s delicious, except when I tried to flip it it just fell into a big mush on the plate. XD Oh well, it was only me eating it. Thanks for the recipe :)

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    • Hi Lexi! Don’t worry – I had to practice a lot when I was making this for the first few times… You will get used to it and know exactly what and how to do it after a few trials. You just have to practice to understand the tricks. Good luck! So glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for the feedback! :)

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  63. Sam S.

    Tried it without chicken and vegetables, and it was still pretty good! Good way to use leftover rice from the day before.

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    • Hi Sam! Thank you for trying this recipe! Yes, some version of Omurice doesn’t even include chicken or vegetables, and just use ketchup rice. So glad you liked it! :) Thank you for letting me know!

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  64. Londongirl

    i love this recipe 😀
    being a school student, i needed a lunch that helps me maintain my diet, and wasn’t time consuming. so.. Thanks

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  65. Stephanie

    Thank you so much for this recipe. After staying in Japan for a month, one of the meals I missed the most was my host mother’s omurice. This recipe helped be prepare my omurice much better than when I was trying, very unsuccessfully, to replicate my host mother’s. Thank you for the pictures, they really helped with the shaping!

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    • Hi Stephanie! You’re welcome! I’m glad this recipe was close to your host mom’s omurice. I’m glad to hear step-by-step pictures were helpful. :) Thank you for your kind comment!

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  66. Angie

    Hi Nami. First of all, I just want say that I LOVE your blog :)
    I don’t usually like to cook, but your blog (especially the pretty pictures) has actually made me want to learn to cook. Anyway, a little while ago I saw on TV that the original Omurice (from an old and traditional Japanese restaurant) did not use tomato ketchup. They used soy sauce instead. Is that true?

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    • Hi Angie! Thank you so much for your kind words! Aww I’m so happy that you are cooking Japanese food! :) About the soy sauce – I never heard of it before. I check online to see if something comes up, but I just found that there are some variations of omurice that is cooked with soy sauce instead of ketchup as a unique recipe, not really “traditional” kind. Maybe the TV program did research and it’s true! :)

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  67. yrene

    The first time I had this dish was with a Japanese Bonsai collector in Niihama, Ehime prefecture, at a small restaurant… great memories of him sharing his dish with me… so simple and really a good meal!

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  68. Sunny

    It was filling and quick! I said it tasted like kid’s food, and at the end of the meal my boyfriend said it did feel nostalgic in some way, even though we never had omurice before. Thank you for your recipes!

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    • Hi Sunny! Yes, with ketchup flavored rice and egg… it’s very kids’ friendly meal! Lots of kids love it and they will continue eating it even when they are adult. Wait, it’s not really meant for kids food though. Haha. Glad to hear you liked it. Thank you so much for your feedback! :)

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  69. MiraVirgo

    Hi ! i’m from Malaysia , are you cook all the recipe by yourself ? if so , you’re the greatest !! (for me) all of your recipe was great , and i got to try the omurice , and its come to greattt ! it is soo oiishiii ~ (am i wrong ?) and thanks for sharing the recipe , it helps me a lot with my bentou (:

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    • Hi Mira! Yes, I cook all the recipes myself. If I adapted the recipe from somewhere, it should say so in the Note section of my recipe. :) I’m really happy to hear you liked the recipe. Yes oishii is correct. :) Thank YOU for following my blog and trying out some recipes! xoxo

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      • Seri

        I have tried it, and it’s good…!! Even my friend like it! Thanks to you, actually >_< and i hope you can make something that i can make it as bentou, even so i would like to thanks to you, arigato gozaimasu, onee sama! :)

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  70. Chris

    Hi, I was just wondering what is the difference between Japanese rice and white rice. Also could I use white or brown rice to make this or would it ruin the whole thing? Thank you for posting this great recipe.

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    • Hi Chris! White rice means milled rice that has had its husk, bran, and germ removed. Japanese rice is just a kind of rice, which is short grain rice. On the other hand, Jasmine rice (commonly served in Chinese restaurants) is long grain rice. Both rice can be brown rice or white rice depending if it still has bran or not. Hope this helps. :)

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  71. Lizzy

    Had some leftover rice, thought “I should try making omurice”, went shopping for a recipe and not surprisingly ended up on JOC again :) I’m cooking this as I write, only I didn’t have chicken handy so I settled for what was in the fridge ie bacon, and in the freezer ie Asian vegetable mix leftovers. I’ve shard this on Facebook, I’ll let you know how it turns out :)

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    • Lizzy

      All right then, I managed to snap a (totally blurry and downright ugly) photo before the whole thing was gulped down. It was delicious, easy and quick to do ! Will definitely become a dinner favorite. Bacon works great, as does the Asian veg mix I found at my local supermarket. Here goes: http://instagram.com/p/juXPDPKwQq/

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      • Hi Lizzy! SO sorry for my late response. I am really happy to hear you liked this recipe, and thank you for sharing the photo! Bacon is a great idea too. I love adding sausages and bacon in the rice. :) Thank you once again! xo :)

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        • Lizzy

          Hey no prob :) I’ll be cooking this tonight again but instead of bacon I’ll add in some chopped up Thai lap xuong lemongrass sausage. BTW I cooked your honey and soy sauce chicken the other day, that was so yummy! next on the list is Gyudon and someday, when I get my hands on some fresh shiitake mushrooms, sukiyaki!

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          • That sounds delicious – I love lemongrass! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the honey soy sauce chicken too! :) Thank you so much for trying the recipe!

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  72. Enigma

    Mine did not come like that. But that’s fine, i’m learning, besides it tasted good so i’ll try harder next time.

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    • Hi Enigma! Thank you for trying this recipe! Omurice requires some practice… Mine doesn’t always come out well, especially after I haven’t cooked for a while. Good luck practicing! :)

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  73. Oh I did not know that this recipe is Japanese. We have just saw a Korean series that had this dish and my husband wanted me to make it- but I think the actress made it with shrimp.Now I have a trustful resource for the recipe :) Thanks Nami.

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  74. Josh

    This is why I love Japan, They always have the most creative, healthy and affordable (most of the time haha) foods. personally I love Japanese foods when the get westernized too. It creates more exciting flavors. I enjoy every one of your posts because they are really easy to follow and you always add pictures. Thank you for such a wonderful and colourful blog 😀

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    • Hi Josh! True, most of homemade Japanese food is pretty healthy, or I would say it’s pretty balanced. :) I’m so happy to hear you enjoy reading my blog. Thank you so much for following! 😀

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  75. Chloe

    Thank you for posting this awesome recipe, Nami! I first came upon the omurice dish while watching a drama and that was a while ago. I remember having trouble making the egg omelet because it always broke. Despite this, your post made me go and make omurice for lunch! 😀 This time when I made the dish, I decided to incorporate ketchup while frying the rice after seeing this step in the recipe. I’m glad I did because it added a richer flavor and aroma to the rice and filling. I was also taken on by how you made the egg omlet with milk. In the past, I only used egg and soy sauce, but the addition of milk took the mixture to a whole new level. Once again, thank you! I had a blast making the omurice! 😀

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    • Hi Chloe! Thank you so much for trying this recipe. Yeah it’s better to season the rice with ketchup before wrapping with omelette. It adds more flavor. :) It’s a lot easier to work with when you add milk in the egg. I’m glad your omurice came out well! Thank you so much for your kind feedback. :)

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  76. Yukiko

    Nami-san, I need your permission… Can I translate some of this site’s recipes into Vietnamese and put them on my blog so that my friends and family can read them?

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    • Hi Yukiko-san! I’m sorry but you cannot translate my recipes or any content from my blog into different languages on internet. All my contents are copyrighted and it’ll be considered copyright infringement. Please do not steal the content (even translated in other languages).

      Please let your friends know that they can use Google Chrome as a browser. It gives you an option of translation to different languages and most of translation works. Thank you so much for understanding. I work really, really hard to keep my content very original, and I do not want to have duplicated content elsewhere. Thank you again.

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  77. Hi Nami !

    I tried that recipe just to compare it the the Omurice I ate in Japan… It was so yummy~
    I did it for my friends and they loved it, thanks again for your beautiful recipes ^^

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  78. Ana Truong

    thanks so much for the instructions. I used to make it with beef. Sometimes, It might too tough but when success, It tastes pretty well. Oh if you have time, Would you make Coconut Cream Shrimp ? I ate it once when I was in CA, It’s Chinese food, I guess. I would like to make it at home but I have no clue.

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    • Hi Ana! So sorry I missed this message. Beef is not commonly used, but if you use it, I recommend ground beef. :) Coconut Cream Shrimp, and it’s Chinese? I’m not sure exactly what kind of dish it is but when I see it, I’ll remember to taste it and will give it a try! :)

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  79. Niji

    I don’t like ketchup, but my sister loves it. I hope when I get around to making this that I and the rest of my family enjoys this.

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    • Hi Niji! You don’t have to add ketchup in fried rice, as long as you add enough flavor (I’d add soy sauce, salt and pepper). It’ll be still delicious. :)

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  80. Sarah

    Mmmm! I love omelets with rice, but I make mine only using eggs. I’m going to try your way, though. It has a lot more nutrients in it than just using eggs. It’s a meal with protein and vegetables and that’s great for a tasty and healthy meal! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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  81. I have been following (and cooking) your recipes for a couple of months now and I must say that the Omurice recipe is one of my favorites. I would add that the quality of the ketchup you use is really quite important! Having lived in Tokyo for 2 years, this really bring me back. Thanks Nami!

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  82. Tonya Coler

    Hello Nami! So glad I found this recipe! Did you ever find out why it was being requested a lot? I bet it was because of the Japanese drama “Tumbling”. Omelette rice was eaten a lot in that drama. We are late-comers to that drama but we have, over the past year, become very interested in the Japanese culture and Japanese entertainment. Thank you so much for what you do! :)

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    • Hi Tonya! Oh boy I’m even more behind and I had to google to find out about the drama! =P Omurice has been around for a long time but I’m glad to find out the recent drama made it more popular! Thank you for finding my recipe and hope you give it a try! It might need some practice to make it look nice but hope you enjoy this recipe! :)

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  83. Sami C

    I made this for supper; my boyfriend and his twin loved it! The filling keeps well overnight too, as it works nicely as both supper and breakfast. This is definitely one I’ll be making again!

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  84. Nadine Grech

    I love this and I would like to try it again but I am only cooking for myself and I found that one omurice was enough for me but that was a lot of rice left and I didn’t know what to do with it. Can I maybe wrap the rice and put it in the freezer? Or maybe can you kindly please tell how much rice should I cook, for myself only? I would really appreciate it! Thank you!

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  85. Nawsheen

    Hello Nami
    Thanks for putting up this recipe. I actually came upon the omurice while reading a manga and since then i wanted to try it. That’s how i actually came to this page and i’m glad. The way you put it is very simple and you even take the time to put a little information of the dish. From today i’m a big fan of yours
    By the way on an impulse i tried it out for dinner and even my mum who is not a big fan of ketchup loved it

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    • Hi Nawsheen! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this omurice recipe and thank you for your kind feedback! The ketchup rice actually goes quite well with the egg. :)

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  86. Kristi

    Oh wow this recipe has saved me a few times this semester, such a cinch to make-especially on days when I’ve done a ton of homework or game design and realize “Crap! It’s 10 pm I forgot to cook my dinner!”
    I always have some leftover fried rice handy for this. And a few times I used quinoa, makes it super filling and protein packed. my roomies have commented on how tasty my omurice has turned out.

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    • Hi Kristi! Awesome! I’m so happy to hear you and your roommate enjoyed this recipe! It’s quick and delicious! Try all the noodles recipes (Yaki soba, Yaki udon, etc) – they are quick to make too! Good luck with your homework and school work! :)

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  87. I’ve been making this forever without knowing it. Omelette with left over fried rice from Chinese restaurant. See it a lot on Korean dramas, Roof Top Prince features it.

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