Updated: June 05, 2018
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Omurice Recipe With Delicious Demi-Glace Sauce

You definitely should try this amazing Japanese dish at home! Omurice, basically fried rice wrapped in an omelet, is one of Japan's favorite and is served at many restaurants. You can easily make it with simple ingredients at home.

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What is Omurice

Omurice is a popular Japanese comfort food which consists of ketchup flavored fried rice wrapped in or covered with eggs. "Omu" comes from "omelet". It can be served at both casual and nice restaurants, and also people often cook it at home.

The basic omurice consists of simple ingredients: eggs, chicken, vegetables, rice, ketchup, and a sauce. The rice is often wrapped with eggs or topped with a soft-cooked omelet which later is sliced in the middle to open (called "tampopo omurice"). When people make omurice at home, the omelette is usually simply placed over the rice because it is much easier.
"Tampopo omurice"
There are various kinds of sauces, but the two most common ones are the ketchup and the demi-glace sauce. This recipe will introduce the easy, quickly made demi-glace sauce which goes very well with the omurice.



Ingredients (1 serving)

-2 eggs
-1⁄4 onion
-20g mixed vegetables (optional)
-30g boneless, skinless chicken thigh
-2tbsp ketchup
-pinch of salt and pepper
-2tbsp butter (1 for eggs and 1 for rice)

<Demi-glace sauce>
-2tbsp okonomi (sweet and savory sauce) or Japanese-style Worcester sauce (may be available at an Asian supermarket). This can be substituted by an HP sauce.
-2tbsp ketchup
-2tbsp red wine
-1tsp sugar
-1tbsp butter


<Make the sauce>
1. Put the all ingredients in a small pan and heat up, stopping once the sauce is boiled. If the sauce is too thick, add some water.
<Cook the omurice>
1. Chop the chicken and onions into dices.
2. Melt the butter on a pan over medium heat.
3. Fry diced onions until they get softened and browned.
4. Add the chicken, vegetables and cook them.
5. Add the ketchup, salt, and pepper and stir to remove the excess moisture.
6. Add the rice. Toss and stir it all together to distribute the flavors evenly.
7. Dish it up on the plate, make an oval shape.
8. After cleaning the pan up, melt the butter over high heat.
9. Pour the beaten eggs, then stir with chopsticks and shake the pan very quickly until the eggs are about 50% cooked.
10. Spread the eggs to cover the bottom of the pan and wait for a few seconds until the bottom of the eggs is set (leave soft-cooked curds on top).
11. Slide it onto the rice. Drizzle the demi-glace sauce over the omurice.

Enjoy the beloved Japanese dish at home!

Omurice is one of the most common and popular comfort food in Japan. It is very easy to prepare yet amazingly delicious. Try this recipe out, and you will find the best way to eat rice and eggs.

Looking for a place to eat omurice in Japan?

If you are in Japan, check the restaurants serving splendid omurice too!
I love traveling and eating. My favorites are everything matcha and cheesecakes.

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