Bringing Japanese Culture to Bellingham: How to cook omuraisu
For almost all Japanese people, especially young adults, omuraise reminds them of their precious childhood memories.
Since I was in elementary school in Japan, omuraisu has been one of my favorite Japanese dishes that my mom cooked for my family.
The name, omuraise, originally came from two words, omelette in French and rice in English. In the early 20th century, some people who worked in a Western-style Japanese restaurant in Japan came up with an idea of combining those two words into one word so that Japanese-speaking people could pronounce it more easily.
This is the list of the ingredients you need to cook omuraisu (two servings):
- A half medium-sized onion
- A half piece of a chicken breast half
- Two medium-sized eggs
- 5 oz. of steamed rice
- Five table spoon of ketchup
- One table spoon of butter
- Salt and pepper
- Some ketchup (sauce)
- Some cheese (optional)
If you’ve seen the previous Japanese recipe I posted, you might realize that both recipes require a lot of the same ingredients. Omuraisu is more of a breakfast dish and is still one of my favorite Japanese dishes. I hope you all enjoy it.