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Omurice

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Omurice is a popular western-style Japanese dish consisting of fried rice covered with a sheet of fried egg. It is commonly cooked at home and can be found on menus at western-style restaurants, izakaya (Japanese-style bars), mom-and-pop eateries, and cafes.

 

Though the ingredients may vary, the most common are chicken, onions, carrots, mushrooms, and ketchup.

Rice is sometimes replaced with yakisoba (Japanese-style fried noodles) to make omusoba. Demi-glace, white sauce or just salt and pepper are also used for flavor.
Now there are more variations than the days when omurice was first introduced at the turn of the 19th century.

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From spicy alternatives with kimchi, to omurice combined with curry or hayashi rice sauce. Though omurice is often a kid favorite where parents may draw smiley faces, anime characters or hearts using ketchup or other sauces on the fried egg, omurice has also been adapted to grownup tastes. One alternative is to provide a dash of Italian flavor with anchovies, mini tomatoes, asparagus, parsley, garlic, white wine, and olive oil.

 

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