Looking for a delectable twist on the traditional omurice? Try this easy and healthy Filipino Style Omurice recipe!
It’s a delicious combination of omelet and fried rice that will tempt your taste buds. With its tasty ingredients and simple preparation, this is a must-try for every foodie.
What is Filipino Style Omurice?
Omurice is originated in Japan and quickly became popular because of its tasty blend of fried rice and a fluffy omelette. This Japanese fried rice omelette eventually crossed borders and made its way to the Philippines, where it was delightfully transformed to suit the tastes of the locals. Thus, this Filipino-style Omurice takes a traditional western-style Japanese omurice recipe and blends it with Asian Filipino ingredients and spices. Local flavors such as soy sauce, garlic, and onions are mixed into the fried rice, giving it a distinct umami flavor that Filipinos enjoy. Furthermore, Filipinos usually add a layer of richness to the dish by adding local meats, such as longganisa (Filipino sausage), leftover chicken adobo, or tocino (sweet cured pork). However, in this vegetarian-friendly recipe, I used veggie meat for a healthier option.
This Filipino-style omurice recipe makes a delightful vegetarian dish with its savory fried rice, healthy plant-based protein, and fluffy omelette wrapping it all together. The delightful blend of Filipino and Japanese cuisine in this one-of-a-kind dish embodies the essence of both cultures. Give this a try and don’t miss out on this delectable and unique gastronomic experience!
Health Benefits of Rice:
- Rich source of carbohydrates.
- It is naturally gluten-free and low in sodium.
- Packed with dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
- Aids in regular bowel movements and prevents constipation.
- Its soluble fiber helps lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Tips and Procedures:
- It is easy to use a non-stick pan or skillet when frying the egg and the rice. This will prevent burning the egg and having crispy-burnt rice.
- Feel free to adjust the recipe to your liking. You can use any protein you choose or add veggies like green peas, carrots, or bell peppers for extra flavor and nutrients.
- You may use butter instead of vegetable in sautéing the ingredients.
- Topping options: chopped scallions, crispy fried garlic, or sprinkle of grated cheese.
- This Filipino-style Omurice can be served with tomato ketchup, banana ketchup, Japanese curry sauce, or demi-glace.
- Storage: Allow the cooked omurice to cool to room temperature before storing. Ideally, it should be stored within two hours of being cooked to avoid bacterial development and spoilage. Transfer it to airtight containers or sealable plastic bags to store in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. To minimize moisture and taste loss, keep the containers clean and well packed.
- Freezing: If you want to keep it for a longer period (up to a month), freezing is the best option. Divide the omurice into individual servings for easy thawing and reheating. Wrap each serving in plastic wrap tightly or store it in freezer-safe containers. Label and date the packages to make them easier to identify. To save space, consider using freezer bags.
- Thawing and Reheating: Thaw the frozen omurice in the refrigerator overnight. You may reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop. To prevent dryness, put a few drops of water to the dish and cover it with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap. Stir occasionally while reheating to achieve even heat distribution. On the stovetop, gently reheat in a frying pan over medium heat, adding a splash of water or broth if necessary to prevent sticking.
- Exercise caution before consuming a stored omurice. Throw it away if it displays signs of deterioration, such as an odd smell, an odd texture, or mold growth to ensure food safety.
How to Make Filipino Style Omurice:
Listed below are all the ingredients you will need:
- vegetable oil
- sweet onions
- veggie meat
- oyster mushroom sauce
- soy sauce
- sesame seeds
- canned sweet corn kernels
- finely diced carrots
- cooked day-old rice
- crispy garlic
- large eggs
- whole milk
- ground black pepper
Place half of the vegetable oil in a heated skillet over medium heat. Then, sauté sweet onions and veggie meat for 2 minutes while stirring constantly:
Add day-old rice and crispy garlic. Cook and sauté for 3 minutes:
Transfer to a round bowl and press down to form. Place the rice on a serving plate:
Combine the beaten eggs and milk in a bowl; set aside. In the same pan, add the remaining oil:
Pour the egg mixture and cook for a minute on medium-high heat while stirring constantly. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Continue cooking and tilt the pan to place the omelet on the side. Cook for another 3 minutes while slowly folding it:
Once done, place the omelet on top of the rice. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Omurice is a classic Japanese dish made with fried rice and ketchup wrapped with omelet. The word “omu” in Japanese means “to wrap”.
It tastes savory and soft in texture which makes a comfort food for everyone.
No, the egg should be cooked until the bottom of the omelet is just set before removing it from the pan.
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ½ cup sweet onions finely chopped
- ½ cup finely chopped veggie meat
- 2 tablespoons oyster mushroom sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon sesame seeds
- ½ cup canned sweet corn kernels
- ¼ cup finely diced carrots
- 1½ cup cooked day-old rice
- 1 tablespoon crispy garlic
- 3 large eggs beaten
- 1 tablespoon whole milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place half of the vegetable oil in a heated skillet over medium heat. Sauté sweet onions and veggie meat for 2 minutes while stirring constantly.
- Drizzle with oyster sauce, soy sauce, and sesame seeds. Add sweet corn kernels and diced carrots; mix well until well combined.
- Add day-old rice and crispy garlic. Cook and sauté for 3 minutes.
- Transfer to a round bowl and press down to form. Place the rice on a serving plate.
- Combine the beaten eggs and milk in a bowl; set aside. In the same pan, add the remaining oil.
- Pour the egg mixture and cook for a minute on medium-high while stirring constantly. Season with salt and ground black pepper.
- Continue cooking and tilt the pan to place the omelet on the side. Cook for another 3 minutes while slowly folding it.
- Once done, place the omelet on top of the rice. Serve immediately.