Today, I will make Korean style omelette rice called 오므라이스 in Korean. The name 오므라이스 (Omurice) and the dish originated from Japan. Many people who watched the Korean drama, “Rooftop Prince” requested this. The fried rice with various vegetables and meat, rolled up in a flat egg is a great meal and very delicious. Try it someday.
Yield: 3 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- HaengUn (행운) = Goodluck
- BulUn (불운) = Badluck
- 2 Cups Cooked Short Grain Rice
- 6 Eggs (6 Pinches Salt)
- ½ Cup Spam or Ham
- ⅓ Cup Well Fermented Kimchi (Optional)
- ⅓ Cup Potato
- ⅓ Cup Onion
- ⅓ Cup Zucchini
- ¼ Cup Button Mushrooms
- ⅛ Cup Red Sweet Pepper
- ⅛ Cup Green Sweet Pepper
- ⅛ Cup Yellow Sweet Pepper
- ⅛ Cup Carrot
- 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
- ¼ tsp Salt
- Some Ketchup (for Garnish)
Finely chop all the vegetable and meat ingredients: ½ cup spam or ham, ⅓ cup well fermented kimchi (optional), ⅓ cup potato, ⅓ cup onion, ⅓ cup zucchini, ¼ cup button mushroom, ⅛ cup red sweet pepper, ⅛ cup green sweet pepper, ⅛ cup yellow sweet pepper, and ⅛ cup carrot. Depending on your tastes, you can substitute other veggies and/or meats. Just obtain about 2 generous cups of them in total.
Add 2 Tbsp of cooking oil and all the chopped ingredients in a heated pan. Fry for about 3 minutes on medium-high.
Add about 2 cups of cooked short grain rice and mix everything together.
In this step, season the fried rice with ¼ tsp of salt. I prefer mine with salt, but you can use ketchup, oyster sauce, fish sauce, or Sempio’s Youndoo instead. If you skipped the kimchi, you will have to add more salt or other seasoning ingredients for flavor.
Fry for another 5 minutes on medium and divide the fried rice evenly into 3 groups. Each group will be one serving.
Break 2 eggs and add 2 pinches of salt. Whisk gently. Each serving will need 2 eggs and 2 pinches of salt. You will perform this step 3 times. This way, you will get an even amount of egg for each serving.
Strain the egg mixture once to get a nicer color and smoother texture.
Preheat an 8-inch nonstick pan on medium-high. Drizzle a little bit of cooking oil in the pan and gently wipe the surface with a paper towel. Reduce to medium-low. This helps make it easier to get a nice shape.
Pour the egg mixture and cook it for about 3 minutes, or until the surface of the egg is half-cooked. Then, put one serving of fried rice in the center of the flat egg. Spread the rice evenly down the center.
When the egg is ⅔ cooked, the edge of the egg will become like very thin paper.
Fold up each side of the egg to cover the rice. Leave it that way for about 2 minutes to finish cooking the egg.
Flip it once and cook for another 3 minutes, or until the other side has finished cooking.
Move the finished omelet rice onto a serving plate.
Decorate it with some ketchup. It looks good and tastes good. Serve it with a salad, kimchi, pickled radish, or any other side dishes that you like. It is very good for brunch, a kid’s meal, or a lunch box. Enjoy.