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by Taunee English 05/24/2020

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Like many Japanese words, om-rice is a portmaneau -- a new word created from combining two other words. In this case, it comes from “omelette” and “rice”, and the popular dish consists of fried rice with ketchup wrapped in an egg omelette. 

Made from basic ingredients like rice, ketchup, and hot dogs or chicken, it’s sure to be a hit. We break down the basics for you, then give some tips on how to change things up.

Ingredients (per serving)

  • ½ diced onion

  • 1 cup cooked rice

  • ½ hot dog, sliced into thin circles or cooked shredded chicken

  • 2 t olive or vegetable oil, divided

  • ½ t garlic powder

  • 1 T ketchup

  • Sprinkle of black pepper

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • Additional ketchup for garnish

  • Procedure:

    Heat the oil in a frying pan. 

    Toss the diced onions into the pan, stirring frequently.

    Add the meat when onions are almost translucent. Cook for about a minute, stirring frequently.

    Add the rice to the pan. Mix with the onions and meat. Make sure to break up the clumps of rice.

    Add the garlic powder, black pepper, and ketchup. Mix everything together so that the ketchup is spread evenly over the rice.

    Transfer the fried rice to a bowl.

    Add oil to the pan and let it heat up.

    Pour the beaten egg into the pan. Tilt the pan to spread the egg around in a thin layer.

    When it looks mostly cooked, flip to cook the other side.

    Spoon the fried rice into the center of the egg. Using your spatula, bring the sides of the egg up to cover the rice. It should look a bit like a burrito.

    Transfer the om-rice to a plate with the open side facing down.

    Garnish with more ketchup on top of the egg, if desired.

    Make It Simpler

    Wrapping the rice in the egg omelette can take some practice. If you're looking for a simpler presentation, spoon the rice into a bowl then lay the egg omelette on top tucking the edges down into the bowl.

    Additionally, the onions, garlic powder, and black pepper could make the dish a bit too spicy for some. You can leave some or all of them out if you'd like a milder flavor.

    Dress It Up

    We’ve made this recipe simple but you can make several changes to adjust to your taste. For instance, if you use fresh garlic rather than garlic powder, it will enhance the flavor. Green onions can give it a different taste.

    You can also change some of the ingredients to make use of what you have on hand. Instead of using hot dogs or chicken, use ground beef or diced ham. You can even add some vegetables, such as chopped cabbage or frozen peas.

    This recipe is simple, but delicious. Give it a try tonight.

    About the Author
    Author

    Taunee English

    TAUNEE is

    2019 Beverly Hills/Los Angeles REALTOR of the YEAR!

    Taunee English is third-year award winning Real Estate Broker of Lions Realty Group, a ResiMercial Boutique Brokerage serving Greater Los Angeles and the 2019 winner of Los Angeles Real Estate Agency Award!

    She is an U.S Navy Veteran, and she is as devoted to entrepreneurship and professional development as she is to our country. Taunee serves as Chair of Professional Development Committee at Beverly Hills/Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors and also serves as a State Director, California Association of Realtors.

    Taunee English is strong supporter of Women In Leadership and is one of the founding members of Metro L.A./Beverly Hills Women's Council of REALTORS®.

    And most of all she devoted daughter to her parents - a mother that she plays Twinsie with fashion photo shoots at least three times a year and a father who has the onset of Alzheimer which prompted Taunee to obtain her certificate in Fiduciary Management from UC Riverside and to further her work with families in establishing trusts and avoiding probate.

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