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Updated: Mar 21, 2022

For those who don't know what omurice is, it is tomato ketchup seasoned rice, covered with a runny fluffy egg omelette!! It’s a very popular western-influenced Japanese food.

It's simply divine and I'd even say that it's my kids’ favorite dish to eat.

However, the hardest part of making omurice is wrapping the rice with a perfectly fluffy egg without breaking it.

In this recipe, I'll show you 2 easy ways of successfully making a fluffy egg!

Trust me! You're never gonna mess up again!



<Yield> 1 -2 servings

<Prep time> 5 minutes

<Cook time> 5~7 minutes


egg omelette

2 large sized egg

1 tablespoon milk

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

salt and pepper

tomato ketchup seasoned rice

1½ cup steamed rice

¼ onion

¼ carrot

1 small oyster mushroom

1 teaspoon butter

20g bacon


2 tablespoon tomato ketchup

1 teaspoon Soy sauce

1 teaspoon tonkatsu sauce

salt and pepper


1 tablespoon tomato ketchup

1 teaspoon Japanese tonkatsu sauce

<Optional toppings>

fresh parsley


1. Cut the onion, carrot and mushroom finely. Cut the bacon into approximately 1 cm diced cubes. In a bowl, crack the eggs and then add in salt, pepper and milk. Whisk them well.

2. In a skillet, heat the butter over high heat. Add in the cut carrots, onions, mushrooms and bacon. Stir fry them vigorously to prevent burning. When they are cooked, set the veggies aside. Add the seasonings listed above into the pan and heat until it starts to bubble. Mix it in with the vegetables.

3. Add in the steamed rice and mix everything well until the rice is nicely coated with the sauce. Transfer to a serving plate.

Method 1

4. In another skillet, pour the egg mixture and cook it by stirring with your chopstick until the egg is cooked half way through. At this point, the egg should be runny on the surface but the bottom should be cooked. Remove from heat.

5. Place your rice mixture in the middle of your egg omelette and fold both sides towards the center. Cover the pan with a serving plate as you keep pushing and holding it. Then flip it over quickly. Fix the shape by using a paper towel.

6. Drizzle with some tomato ketchup. You can draw a heart shape or a smiley face if you want to.

Method 2

4. Transfer your rice into a bowl and press it down by using the back of a spoon. Cover the bowl with a serving plate, and flip it over. You will have a pretty round shape of ketchup-flavored rice.

5. In a small non-stick pan or skillet, heat the butter over medium-high heat, and then pour ⅔ of the egg mixture. Keep stirring to make a soft scrambled egg.

6. Add your cooked scrambled eggs into the remaining egg mixture and combine them well until it becomes runny again. Then, return the egg mixture back into the pan. Cook it for a few seconds over medium-heat. The edges should be dry but the surface should be very runny. Slide it onto your ketchup rice. Drizzle with some sauce listed above on top of the scrambled eggs.

<Miwa’s tips>


For the rice you can add any kind of veggies, such as peppers, celery, corn etc...

・If you don't have tonkatsu sauce, swap it for 1 teaspoon of extra ketchup

・Do not overcook the eggs. You want to remove them from heat earlier than you think.

・For cooking the eggs a nonstick pan is better. I’m using a 20cm / 8 inch pan.

・Keep in mind that once you add in the condiments, the rice will burn easily.

<Storage time>

Store it in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


<Did you try this recipe??>

Let me know by tagging me on Instagram

I love to see your creations!

<MIWA’s recommendations♡>

- First E-cookbooks are now available! I hope this will be helpful and enjoyable in your kitchen^^

-Please check out beautiful Japanese tableware to decorate your table! Use my code MIWA to get 5% off from your purchase!

-If you need very sharp quality knife, I highly recommend this handmade Japanese knife made by 80 years old Japanese maker!

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