Omu-rice (Omelette Rice) is a western-influenced style Japanese dish. According to a history book, the first ‘Omurice’ was served at a restaurant in Tokyo in 1900. Omu-rice is such a popular dish in Japan but Japanese restaurants in Australia don’t have it on their menu. I loved it when I was a little girl and my children still love it. There are many different ‘Omu-rice’ recipes these days, but this is my family’s recipe.


1 Serving


2 Eggs
1 tablespoon Milk *optional
1 cup Cooked Japanese Rice *warmed
1/4 Onion
1/2 to 1 Chicken Thigh Fillet
1/4 cup Frozen Mixed Vegetables (Carrot, Corn, Peas) *defrosted
Ground Paprika *optional
1/2 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
Salt & Pepper

  1. Chop Onion finely and cut Chicken into about 1cm pieces.
  2. Heat Oil in a frying pan and cook Onion and Chicken, then add Mixed Vegetables. When all is cooked, season with Salt, Pepper, Ground Paprika and about 1 tablespoon of Ketchup and mix well.
  3. Add Warm Cooked Rice and mix until well combined, then Salt & Pepper to taste if required.
  4. Next you cook Omelette. Whisk 2 Eggs and Milk together in a small bowl. Heat oil in a fry pan over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, pour the egg mixture, tilt the pan to make a round omelette, and turn the heat off when the top is still gooey.
  5. Place the fried rice on the omelette, fold both sides of the omelette to cover the rice, then slowly move it to the edge of the pan and flip it onto the plate.
  6. Cover it with a paper towel to shape it into football/rugby ball shape only if you want to do so. Alternatively you can just place the omelette on top the rice. Drizzle plenty of Ketchup on top and serve.