Omurice with Beef Stew Sauce

Happy Friday! We’ve survived another whole week in 2022, so we’ve gotta have fun with the upcoming weekend! 

 

Have you heard of Omurice? 

 

This is actually one of the most popular fusion foods that Japanese people in the old days invented. Opening up the door to the world after isolation in 1868, Japanese people started to explore new cuisine. As an introduction, beginner fusion food chefs started to cook omelets and there were many plates of fluffy silky omelets. To eat them up as their quick lunch, they started to add rice as a filling and tada~! Omurice was born! 

 

Cuisine culture keeps growing just like today’s technology, so as time goes by, people started to season the rice with ketchup, added special sauce, added a variety of toppings on the top of omurice. I love to enjoy changing how I make omurice, but today I’d like to introduce my favorite way of making omurice. 

 

In Japanese contemporary fusion food, stews are also popular. Sometimes it’s cream based, but to enjoy omurice, beef stew is a great idea to pair fluffy omelet, tangy yummy fried rice and rich broth of beef stew. 

 

Ready to check the recipe? Let’s cook!     

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Omurice with Beef Stew Sauce

omurice beef stew

<Ingredients>

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Rice

  • Some cooked rice – this kind or leftover works just fine;)
  • ¼ onion – chopped
  • ½ medium carrot – chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Some salt and pepper to taste

Eggy Blanket

  • 4 eggs – beaten
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • Some salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Beef stew sauce

 

<Directions>

  1. Cook rice fillings. Place butter in a large pan and bring it to medium heat. Add onion, carrot and cook until they are soft. Add rice in a vegetable pan and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour olive oil in a pot and cook mushrooms. Pour water and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and add beef stew mix.
  3. Combine eggs, almond milk, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  4. Place butter in a pan and let it melt on a medium low heat. Pour the egg and make omelet/scramble eggs.
  5. Place rice, egg in a bowl and pour beef stew sauce. Sprinkle some parsley and enjoy!

 

<Cooking Tips>

The key to successfully serving it as a nice and hot dish, you need to take care of 3 pans/pot at the same time. Sounds a little difficult? But it’s not actually. You just need to make fried rice, eggs, and sauce. If you are still not sure, make rice first, then sauce, and finally eggs. While rice and sauce can be reheated later, eggs need to be cooked right before it’s served. 

If you’re carnivore, add some beef to boost flavor.

If you can’t make the perfect omelet, don’t worry. Scrambled eggs always works fine in a bowl. Right, everyone?;) the example is shown below↓ ↓ ↓

omurice beef stew

Whenever I make this omurice with beef stew sauce, my dinner buddy and I fight over a bite because it’s too good. I always try to make a barricade in front of my bowl but his spoon comes from somewhere and my spoonful of this food would be kidnapped. I wonder how to set an amber alert to my precious omurice haha! 

 

If you like omelet, I’m sure you’ll like it so try it! 

 

Aaaaand, since we’re here, the second Friday in January, let me ask a small, but very important question here. Does anyone know when to stop greeting people by saying “Happy New Year”?

I’m sure we all have a lot of friends. Some people you see them for a daily basis but some don’t, right?

If you have a good tracking system, lucky you. Unfortunately my brain is 136MB model so for those who I didn’t see the day before, I’m always like “hey, did I say HNY to them already…?” Thanks to pandemic, I can’t get visual memory of their face when I said HNY, so my tracking system gets more difficult to remember.

If you heard me saying HNY multiple times already, please laugh out loud.

Maybe the easiest way to finish up the seasonal greetings, I should say one more time here and put the end of it. So…

 

Happy New Year Everyone! Wishing you all the best in 2022!!

<Other Contemporary Japanese Fusion Food>

With Pasta! Spaghetti Neapolitan

spaghetti neapolitan

I use tofu to stay on a plant based diet! Tofu Hamburg with Demi Glace Sauce

tofu hamburg with demi glace sauce

Spicy yummy! Japanese Style Curry Rice

Japanese Style Curry Rice

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

17 Comments Add yours

  1. aparna12 says:

    Wow. Amazing and delicious dishes.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear😊💕✨

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  2. Simon says:

    Such a creative recipe. I should try one day 😍

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  3. johnrieber says:

    I love this! Terrific! I will share it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you John!😊💕✨

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  4. cattknithat says:

    I have rice and eggs on hand so I might try this pretty soon minus the sauce. 😊

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes please! I’m sure you’ll enjoy omurice👍💕✨

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  5. I think you have all of January to wish people Happy New Year. I have not finished mailing out all my Christmas cards yet.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      A~haha! That’s Geoff, my one of the funniest friend🤣🙌🎉 Don’t wait too long, the USPS people would think “Hey, isn’t this sender too early for the next Christmas?” or possibly it gets just right on time for the Christmas 2022?😂

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  6. Livia says:

    Thank you for this recipe, too! 🙏
    I‘ve never heard of Omurice but it sounds very delicious and easy and fast to prepare. Next time that I have rice leftovers, I‘ll try omurice instead of Nasi Goreng. 😊👍

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Ahhh that’s gonna be the biggest debate you’d have in your life! It would take 1+ hr to decide whether I should cook Nasi Goreng or Omurice🤣 I highly doubt, but if, IF you get bored of Nasi Goreng please try it😆

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear😊💕✨

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  7. Leah says:

    I discovered omurice during the lockdown in 2020. It’s so simple but so good! Your rice, beef stew and omelet combination is the best comfort food! I probably greeted you Happy New Year already, but I am not sure. I will greet you anyway — Happy New Year and may 2022 be the best one ever! 🙂

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    1. Tanooki says:

      I’m glad you like omurice too! The flavor combo is unlimited. Sometimes we even pour curry over omurice too😋 So play with it and find your favorite👍

      Yay Happy New Year too Leah🎉 I’m looking forward to seeing your new yummy food pic and read about it in your blog❤️

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  8. Ju-Lyn says:

    I chuckle at your ruminations about HNY greetings – I just bumped into an acquaintance who wished me HNY this morning, which kinda threw me off since it’s already mid-Jan … and soon, it will be Chinese New Year, and it all starts again!

    Omurice is hands down one of my all time favourite things to eat. But I have not made it before, so perhaps now is the time!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi Ju-Lyn, yes exactly!! For those who observes Chinese New Year, it doesn’t feel odd saying HNY longer than other people. We Japanese don’t observe Chinese New Year(well is it surprising as Japan is a part of Asian country?) but I assume some people think I’m talking about CNY🤣

      CNY in 2023 gets easier since the day is 1/22/23, mid-Jan!🤩👍🎵(haha, it’s funny I’m talking about CNY in 2023 even though CNY 2022 isn’t here yet🤣)

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