Omurice Recipe – How to make japanese omurice – Yoshoku dishes


A large number of Western dishes have been introduced to Japan over the centuries. We think “Yoshoku” are Western dishes but many of them have become completely Japanized. Today I want to introduce one of my favorite Yoshoku recipes, “Omu rice” (Japanese rice omlette).

In Japan, you can see this Omu rice at a kid-friendly family restaurant or a Yoshoku restaurant and Japanese kids always love it. It’s an omelette stuffed with ketchup-flavored chicken rice and topped with ketchup. It’s really yummy and I hope you love it, too!

Ingredients (2 servings)

2 cups of cooked rice

1 onion, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

100g of chicken thigh

3 Tablespoons of Ketchup

20g of butter

4 eggs

salt and pepper

  1. Cut the chicken tight into small dice. Saute the chicken until the color changed. Add the chopped onion and carrot and saute until it’s done.
  2. Place the rice in the same pan and toss until thoroughly heated, add 3 Tbs. of Ketchup and keep tossing.
  3. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Divide the chicken rice into two and place it on a plate and make omelette shape.
  4. Beat the eggs in a bawl. Place the butter in the frying pan until the butter melt, pour the half egg into the pan and make an omelette.
  5. When the omelette is half done, place the chicken rice down the center of the omelet. Flip one side of the omelette over the rice then roll the rice-filled omelette over the other side and onto a plate.
  6. Squeeze some decorative lines of a ketchup on the top.

22 thoughts on “Omurice Recipe – How to make japanese omurice – Yoshoku dishes

  1. I had this for dinner tonight. Tonight was our last dinner in Japan and this was on the menu. It took me a but to get used to it, I wasn’t aware there was ketchup in the rice! But a few bites in and I decided I liked it!

  2. Thanks for following my blog. Ketchup and rice throws me back to my childhood, as I used to cover my white rice in ketchup to enhance the flavor. I may like this ….

  3. Looks delicious! When I was in Japan, Japanese people always assumed I would love Omuraisu because I was American and it is considered a Western dish. But honestly, we have nothing at all like this in America! Still, it was always one of my favorite dishes 🙂 Very tasty!

  4. I succeeded in making this for the first time the other day! My issue was the pan I was using to make the final omelet was too small, and thus the egg wound up a tad thick. Shaping became a little harder, but I did wind up with an omurice at the end!

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