I know, hard to picture, so take a peek here. Try to ignore the cooing sounds you will hear in the background - clearly someone was very excited about their omurice.
Go here if you want a close-up on what the inside texture looks like.
Yes, I wasted a lot of time on Youtube this morning trying to figure out how to make it:-)
Mine ended up looking like this:
Why is it called omurice if it is basically an omelet? Well, omurice is made a bunch of different ways but it is almost always served with seasoned rice.
Sometimes the rice is put inside the omelet or the omelete sits on top of a bed of rice. Sometimes it is served with ketchup and sometimes it gets doused with some kind of brown sauce. I haven't figured out the brown sauce yet...
My stomach has been unhappy since last night - nothing major - I just had too many rich meals in the last two days so my stomach was just giving me the heads-up to ratchet it back for a while.
Omurice is a great meal for tender tummies and I am sure that is why it is a really popular kids meal.
But back to my omurice:
I kept my version simple and seasoned my rice with a little soy sauce.
And I stayed away from ketchup because I went a bit overboard on tomatoes lately and I am sure that is not helping my stomach.
The big reveal:
While I did not achieve the super runny style in the videos (I don't even know if I am brave enough to try it) it was soft and just barely set on the inside.
The texture was amazing - melt in your mouth and super fluffy at the same time.
Oh, and while I was out last night I picked up this:
New luggage!! I really needed this since the only luggage I have at the moment is a small carry-on bag.
And I love the aubergine color - I will definitely be able to spot it on the turnstile!
I am off to clean and begin the early stages of panic as my trip inches closer.
But, seriously, try making omurice - it is very tasty.