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Omurice is a Japanese dish which got its name from a combo of words "omelette" and "rice". Basically, it's ketchup flavored rice cooked with chicken, peas, and wrapped in a thin crepe-like omelette. Pure heaven! | cookingtheglobe.com

Japanese Omelette Rice (Omurice)

Japanese Omelette Rice is a classic dish featuring ketchup flavored rice cooked together with chicken and peas, and topped with a layer of an omelette. Kids love it!
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 539kcal
Author CookingTheGlobe


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 8 oz or 230g), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • salt and black pepper , to taste
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup , plus more for serving
  • 4 tablespoons frozen green peas
  • 2 large eggs , beaten separately
  • vegetable oil , for frying


  • In a large pan, melt the butter, and add the chicken. Cook for about 2 minutes, until opaque, but still not cooked through. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until translucent for 4-5 minutes more.
  • Add the rice and toss to combine. Cook for few more minutes. Season to taste.
  • Push the rice to the edges of the skillet, clearing a bare spot. Add the ketchup and stir with a spatula for 30 seconds until lightly caramelized. Now mix the rice and ketchup together. Add the frozen peas and toss for a minute, until heated through. Transfer the rice and chicken mixture to a bowl and keep it warm.
  • Now we will make two egg crepes. Season the eggs with a pinch of salt. Heat a few drops of the vegetable oil in a skillet, and pour the mixture of one egg into it, swirling to coat the pan in a thin layer. Let cook until the top is set, then put the half of the rice and chicken mixture in the middle of the omelette. Fold both sides over the rice mixture. That's it! Repeat the same with the remaining egg.
  • Serve with some more ketchup on top. Enjoy!


Adapted from 101 Easy Asian Recipes by Lucky Peach


Calories: 539kcal