Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Curried Omurice (Rice in Omelette)
Last Saturday, I made Oyako Don for dinner, which is my favourite 4 ingredient quick-fix meal when there's only chicken in the fridge. As I had cooked a little extra sushi (short-grain) rice, I decided to use it to make fried rice for the kids the next day. I went with the "Japanese-theme" and made Omurice, which is rice wrapped in omelette. I had never made this for the kids before (after all, it's just an inside-out fried rice), so I was sure they would be happy to see something different on the dinner table (especially drizzled with ketchup and barbecue sauce!).
If you're using cold sushi rice from the fridge, warm it up a little in the microwave first before frying it. Heat up just enough oil to coat the wok and pour in 2 lightly beaten eggs. Swirl it around the wok to form a thin layer and once cooked, carefully transfer it to a plate.
Fry some garlic and add in some bacon/luncheon meat/chicken etc, followed by any peas/corn/vegetables and add in the rice, breaking up the grains in the wok. Add some chopped spring onions and season with a little salt and pepper. You can add some soy sauce for flavour. I decided to add a dash of curry powder instead which is also a tasty option and gives it a little colour. Then just ladle the rice onto one half of the omelette and fold over the other half. Drizzle over decoratively with ketchup, chilli, barbecue or any of your favourite sauce. Garnish with parsley.