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Foodie Goodie | Omurice!

Earlier this week, I received a recipe request from one of my readers, who turns out to be a fellow KPop fan. I'm more than happy to do this post for her, as the dish she's asking for plays a huge role in Rooftop Prince - one of my favorite Kdramas from last year. And if you've seen this drama too, then I guess you know what dish I'm talking about. Yep, it's Omurice!
Omurice ala Park Ha. :)
A fusion cuisine of Japanese origin, 'omurice' is basically a duo of omelette (omu) and fried rice. This dish was first seen at a western-style restaurant in the Ginza district of Tokyo sometime during the 19th century. Introduced in Korea during the Japanese invasion, omurice remains a popular, well-loved dish in the Land of the Morning Calm until this very day.
Lee Gak (played by Park Yoochun) and his subjects enjoying Park Ha's (Han Ji Min) omurice.


250g chicken breast (or any other choice of meat)
1 onion
1 green or red bell pepper
1 carrot
1 small can green peas, cooked
4 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 cups of cooked/steamed rice
Salt and pepper to taste

Photo credit: Roboppy

1. Dice chicken, bell pepper, carrots, and onion.
2. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and sauté diced chicken.
3. Add diced onion, carrots, and green pepper and the cooked green peas in the frying pan. Sauté together.
4. Add cooked/steamed rice in the pan and mix well. Add a dash of salt and pepper.
5. Turn off the heat, add ketchup and mix well.
6. Heat another frying pan and put some vegetable oil.
7. Whisk an egg in a bowl and pour the egg in the frying pan. Quickly spread the egg in the frying pan and make a thin, large, and round omelet.
8. Place chicken rice in the middle of the omelet and fold top and bottom sides of omelet over the chicken rice.
9. Cover the frying pan with a plate and turn them over to place the omurice in the plate.
10. Put some ketchup on top of omurice and serve hot.

And there you have it, Omurice inspired by the Rooftop Prince.
Meokkda! (That's Korean for 'let's eat'.)

14 replies:

Debarpan Mukherjee said...

I like the name Omurice :)

YANI said...

Lately, I am hooked to Korean cuisine :) And Omurice is actually one of my fave apart from the banchan!

MaryJane Tauyan said...

omg! so gonna make this for my daughter! she loves rice and eggs together mybe i can add some mushrooms and some chilli's for me because i love spicy hehe xx said...

WOW! This sounds interesting, and exciting to try :D Omelette and rice!

Lei said...

thanks for posting this recipe!! yes saw this one too in Rooftop Prince

The Mommy Roves said...

cute!! im sure the fiance would like this! :D perfect breakfast food ito :)

The Bargain Doll

Unknown said...

hello kpoper! will try this hahahha. ang hirap kase minsan gayahin ng recipe ng korean, ang mamahal kase sa grocery ng ingredients.

Unknown said...

A quick scan of the ingredients made me smile... they're all available in our kitchen now, even the can of green peas (and I was even wondering what to do with the extra can). Now you know what will be on our breakfast table tomorrow! ;-)

Happy Carmel

Jonas Labagala said...

Something new for me to try on! I hope they're serving this dish in a Korean resto here in Davao. :D

Leigh @ OneandOneEqualsTwinFun said...

Great outfits and yummy food!

Pepper said...

I've never eaten anything like that before... it looks like a tortilla :). I'll try that, it looks delicious.

Animetric said...

Oh it seems easy to do and the ingredients are all readily available! I should try this for my kids' baon. :)

Mom-Friday said...

Oh, so that's Omurice pala! Great idea, I think I can try this at home too!
Thanks for sharing. :)

Franc said...

I was able to try omurice in UCC and I liked the taste and the variety it brings.