Omurice

This dish is rather unusual for the European cuisine, though it is simple and delicious. You have probably seen the dish some time in one of the Japanese films or anime series. Omurice (オムライス) is one of the most common contemporary Japanese dishes, and combines both Western and Eastern cookery. You’ll be surprized, how easy it is to make it.

Omurice

Ingredients (serves 3):

- 250 gr rice

- 100 gr mushrooms

- 1 bell pepper

- 1 onion

- 3 table spoons soy sauce

- 1 tea spoon sesame oil

- 4 eggs

- Pinch of salt

Preparation:

Wash the rice and cook it with some salt. Rice is washed in order to remove the excess starch, which makes rice more sticky and rich of carbohydrates. Just put the rice in a bowl, and rinse with your hands, pour the water out, and repeat the process until water is almost clear. While rice is cooking, chop the vegetables in dices, and fry on a pan. When they are almost cooked, add the soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir and fry until ready. Mix vegetables with rice, season with some salt, if needed.

Beat the eggs in a bowl, add some salt, and pour on a hot pan, just like when making pancakes. When the omelette is almost ready, turn of the heater; spread the rice along the middle, wrap the ends of the omelette around the rice and turn it over on a plate. Serve with some ketchup on top. Itadakimasu!

Lea Rozena

Food Journalist

Having two major passions in life, healthy products and Japan – I am happy to share my experiences with you putting the two in one: cooking Japanese style. For me, it is very important that a product has natural flavour and colour, no preservatives or excessive amount of fat. I always prefer to make my food from scratch- making my own dough, batter, filling or cake decoration. And Japan… Japan is the land of my dreams, where a fairy tale becomes reality. The combination of traditions and highly modern metropolitan life encourages you to explore it more and more. Japanese cuisine is rich with fish, vegetables and rice, making it one of the healthiest. Therefore, I will introduce to you some of the most basic Japanese recipes, along with the ones I have adjusted to European lifestyle. Happy reading and happy cooking!

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