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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Omurice: Japanese Omelette #Food of the World

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My son just returned from 16 days touring and camping in Japan at the World Scout Jamboree. He camped with 34,000 teenagers from around the world. 


boy scouts camping: simplelivingeating.com

My son is the kid with bandanna on his head. It was unbelievably humid. He is photographed here hanging out with some of the other guys from his troop that was made up of kids from the New York City area. 


scout memorial: simplelivingeating.com

My son visited the Unknown Scout Soldier Monument at Kodomo no Kuni. A Japanese soldier came upon a wounded American soldier during WWII. The American gave him the scout sign and the Japanese soldier was also a scout and decided he could not kill or turn in a fellow scout. Instead he dressed his wounds. This is a monument to the unity of scouts all over the world.


origami cranes: simplelivingeating.com


The American Boy Scouts made 1000 cranes and brought them to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial with the wish of world peace. This was part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Our relationship with Japan has changed so much in 70 years, but I glad my son got to understand something about our history with this deeply fascinating country. 


Omurice: simplelivingeating.com


Omurice is an American inspired Japanese dish that is very popular with children. It is often found on the kid's menu in restaurants. 


Omurice: simplelivingeating.com

Omurice is the kind of meal that Boy Scouts would make with their leftover food while they were camping. It is basically an omelette filled with rice and whatever left over vegetables and protein you have. I provide a recipe for this simple dish below but please feel free to uses any kind of filler: leftover, shrimp, chicken, pork, tofu all work well to make a delicious light dinner or lunch. It is traditional garnished with ketchup but I used sriracha sauce to give it some kick!



Omurice: Japanese Omelette



by Diane Balch
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Keywords: entree gluten-free eggs rice Japanese

Ingredients (1 serving)
  • 1/4 cup of cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup of cooked chicken
  • 1 dash of Mirin rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of scallions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • sriracha for garnish

Instructions:

1) Mix rice with: chicken, Mirin, sesame seeds and salt and pepper. Warm through.

2) Beat eggs and cook in a small non-stick pan. As soon as the egg starts to firm fill it with the rice mixture and fold the omelet closed.

3) Cook on low-heat until outside begins to golden and the inside is no longer runny.

If you are making more than one omelette. Cook the omelets less. Make them in batches and store them in a 200 degree oven until they are all cooked.
Garnish with siracha or ketchup.

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8 comments:

  1. I've never heard that story of the Japanese and American Soldiers. How very neat! Your Omurice looks fantastic with the Sriracha on top.

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    1. I never heard that story either. I didn't know that most countries have scouting.

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  2. I really enjoyed the stories and I'm so glad your son had the opportunity to travel to Japan.

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    1. Me too... it was an opportunity of a lifetime.

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  3. I so enjoy adventure stories and the things you learn. The Japanese Omelette sounds like a great change of pace. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thanks Kathy,
      I appreciate you stopping by.

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  4. Lovely post and thanks for the pics and the touching story. Japanese omelette looks so fluffy and delicious - I thjink my kids will love this.

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    1. You are very welcome. This omelette is a big hit in my family. Definitely kid friendly.

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