Omuraisu (Omelette Rice)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

This dish is called "omuraisu" in Japanese, the omu from the om in omelette and the raisu from rice. Unlike is western cooking, eggs are typically eaten in Japan for any meal. Omuraisu is eaten by anyone for pretty much lunch or dinner. Despite how odd it sounds, it's actually awesome, and kids really like it.


  1. Oil the fry pan.
  2. Heat the pan to a medium heat.
  3. Meanwhile, beat your eggs and chop the veggies and chicken.
  4. Saute the onions and fry the chicken breast.
  5. add the rice, tomatoes and ketchup, fry until warm, but make sure ketchup does not burn.
  6. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Dump the fried rice mixture into another bowl and set aside.
  8. Make sure there is no rice or a lot of ketchup in the fry pan.
  9. Oil fry pan again if needed.
  10. Put the eggs in the pan.
  11. Swirl the eggs around the pan as they cook in order to make an even circle.
  12. When the egg has cooked, turn off the heat.
  13. Put some rice mixture in the left side of the egg and then flip over the right side to the left over the rice.
  14. Take the frying pan and flip the omelet onto a plate.
  15. Top with extra ketchup or demiglace sauce.
  16. If there is extra rice, use it to make another omelet.
Most Helpful

I had some leftover chinese takeaway that I didn't want to waste so thought this was a great recipe for it. I used my leftover fried rice & chicken to whip this up for breakfast. Quite a different omelette than I'm used to but I enjoyed it and loved that I wasn't wasting anything. Thanks for posting!!

**Mandy** March 26, 2008

No, I didn't like this very much, kids probably would but for me it was too bland; I could have done without the ketchup, perhaps simply minus the ketchup or with a substitute it would be better for me it's not a keeper.

Zazen Warrior December 11, 2007