Dinner is always a bit of a dilemma for me, especially when the day has been long and emotionally taxing. My mom used to tell me that one should avoid sitting down until dinner was done; otherwise, the temptation to stay sitting would be great and dinner would never get cooked. Taking this bit of advice, and thinking about starting a new page called “Flavors of Home,” I set out to make “Omurice” (for omelet rice) tonight. It’s a snack in Korea that originated as a Japanese fusion dish, and I loved eating it as a kid.
Here’s how I made it:
You can also use mushrooms, green peppers, and any other meat available. I just had some bratwurst left over.
Cook for a few minutes until the onion and carrot are soft. Add in the meat/protein.
Cook for a few more minutes until the meat/protein is cooked or warmed. Add rice.
Cook for a few more minutes. Add in pepper to taste. Stir and mix well. Whisk eggs; add a pinch each of salt and pepper and mix well.
Heat the olive oil in a small pan. Make as many egg “pancakes” as servings by pouring a thin layer of the whisked egg.
Flip when one side is cooked. Remove from heat when both sides are cooked, and put the egg “pancake” in the bottom of a small bowl.
Fill the bowl and press down. Put a plate on top of the bowl and flip over.
You can make it fancier with a sprig of parsley, or leave off the ketchup. Happy eating!
Ingredients (for 2 servings):
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 1/2 small carrot, diced
- 1 bratwurst or hotdog (or an equivalent amount of protein), diced
- a pat of butter
- 2 to 2.5 cups cooked white rice
- olive oil
- 2 eggs, whisked
- salt and pepper, a pinch-ish each
- ketchup, if desired