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I told [personal profile] sailormgm that I would translate an omelette rice recipe for her. I got it from the episode of "Oneemans" that Ohno was on sometime in February. The food looked so good that I wanted to try it myself, but alas, grad school doesn't allow enough time for that. So, I'd like to state up front that I have not attempted this recipe myself. But if any of you lovely people would like to try, feel free!

Because different foods will be available to you in each of your countries, if you see something here that might be difficult to find, just use your instincts to substitute. Or simply add different things to make it your own recipe! Also, if you don't have a rice cooker, I imagine you could use a simple pot with a lid, but be sure to stir the rice periodically so it doesn't stick. Lastly, measurements are in American cooking terms because I'm too lazy to convert and we're all smart enough to use the intarnetz to figure out ounces to grams. Sorry. m-_-m


~*Chicken Rice*~

First, cut chicken into bite size pieces and boil in water with a pinch of salt.
 

When the color of the chicken changes, drain the water by putting it in a strainer/collander.
 

Next, put three cups of washed rice into the rice cooker.


Now comes the "Triple Tomato." You'll need: 1 whole diced tomato, skin removed... 1 small can tomato juice (looks to be about 8 to 12oz)... and 3 tablespoons (tbsp) ketchup.


Put the tomato things in the rice cooker with the rice. Stir it gently to mix it a little bit.
 

Next, add 3 cups of water. (Amount of rice = amount of water)


Add a crushed bouillon cube. In this case, I'd use chicken bouillon since it's a chicken based dish. 


Next, add the boiled chicken and other things like sliced bits of bacon, chopped onion, and chopped green pepper.
 

Add some butter, salt, and pepper. Then we're ready to switch the rice cooker on and let it do its thing!
 

When it's done cooking, it might look like this:


It's supposed to! Just stir it and it should turn a pretty shade of orange/red.
 

~*Omelette*~

Now it's time for the omelette! First break three eggs in a bowl.
 

Add 3 tbsp of milk and beat with a whisk. Then add salt and pepper and beat with whisk again.


Heat some butter and cooking oil in a skillet, and when the butter melts, add the beaten eggs. 
  

Now, scramble the eggs like crazy! Tilt the pan at a 45 degree angle and push all the egg mixture to the side of the pan.
 

***OK, this is the hard part to explain. ^_^;
While still keeping the pan at an angle, use one hand to tap the handle and the other to move the pan. What you're trying to do is gently fold the egg over to make a round omelette. Think of it like in Chinese cooking when people make stir fry by shaking the wok and tossing the food slightly in the air. I seriously doubt I have the skill to do this, so if nothing else, just try to make a pretty omelette any way you can. ^_^
  

When the egg looks omelette-y, go ahead and put it on top of the rice.
 

Cut the omelette open and spread it over the rice.


Add some ketchup and parsley and you're done! :D




 

Date: 2008-05-03 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inuhariko.livejournal.com
I'm so bookmarking this!

Date: 2008-05-03 04:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagoya-mewmew.livejournal.com
I just hope it all makes sense. I'm kinda loopy at the moment. @_@

Date: 2008-05-03 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] waku-waku.livejournal.com
waaa! this is my FIRST TIME seeing how to actually make omellete rice! I have been wondering how they get to that shape/consistency and stuff so this is much ♥ really. thank you for sharing!

Date: 2008-05-06 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagoya-mewmew.livejournal.com
You're welcome! Let me know how it turns out if you try!

Date: 2008-05-03 05:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tomoyodesu.livejournal.com
*droools*
Omuraisu has got to be one of my most fave foods in the world. I'll try this out, thanks! :D

Date: 2008-05-06 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagoya-mewmew.livejournal.com
I miss omuraisu a lot and will probably make this the minute I get back home. Take pictures if you make a pretty one!

Date: 2008-05-03 09:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sailormgm.livejournal.com
The one I had (At Dennys XD) didn't have chicken in it, but I'm sure it tastes delicious. *_* I'm definitely going to see if I can make it! Thanks again!

Date: 2008-05-06 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagoya-mewmew.livejournal.com
Denny's!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ XD

Chicken rice and omuraisu are two traditional "homecooked" favorites, so I think they're just combining them here. Feel free to leave the chicken out and just put in whatever you want! ^_^ Let me know if it's good!

Date: 2008-05-07 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaede520.livejournal.com
hmmm...I always thought that the omelette enveloped the rice and not just neatly unfolded on top of it...would i be courting disaster if i tried to make a pocket out of the omelette and put the rice inside it and then flip the pocket on top of its seam?! haha

You are the best...talk to you after you're done slaving away at grad school ;)

Date: 2008-05-14 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagoya-mewmew.livejournal.com
Let me know how this turns out if you cook it for Q. ^_^

I will be sending your present out shortly, but it's not quite done yet. ^o^

Date: 2008-05-13 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mint-and-mocha.livejournal.com
Thank you for translating this! I'm definitely going to try it.

Date: 2008-05-14 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagoya-mewmew.livejournal.com
You're welcome! Let me know if it works!

Date: 2008-09-11 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mint-and-mocha.livejournal.com
I tried it (finally) and it works really well! The omelette part was a bit beyond my skill level though ^_^**.

I posted about it here:
http://mint-and-mocha.livejournal.com/7803.html

Thanks again for translating the recipe!

mm this looks delicious

Date: 2008-05-17 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elizajet.livejournal.com
REading this makes me a lot more excited about Japanese cooking and such nom nom nom :)

Date: 2008-05-22 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saariii.livejournal.com
wow, this looks so delicious! i'm definitely trying this soon. thanks for translating =)

Date: 2008-06-08 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiaide.livejournal.com
Ahh I watched that episode! I remember thinking, "I love omuraisu, but eggs don't love me but the chicken rice looks really goood," and this reminded me to try it!
PS: The can of juice is 8oz. It's tiny and nearly all the cans are like that in Japan.

Date: 2008-07-10 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoeycleybourne.livejournal.com
Hey! Sorry for the weird random add, I've just been going through my LJ and stuff and I keep noticing your name XD We seem to have a lot of mutual friends. Feel free not to add me back, I was just going to try ^^

Metro ni Notte Question

Date: 2008-08-04 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] umino.livejournal.com
Hi,

This is umino from the jdramas community. I tried to send you an e-mail but gmail was telling me that the fields weren't entered...? I was watching the movie last night and thought it was pretty good although it had its flaws. My question is why exactly did Michiko kill herself? She asked her mom whether she would chose her mother's happiness or the happiness of the man she loves. I read a review at Japan Times [http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ff20061103a3.html] about how Michiko did the ultimate sacrifice. That's where I'm lost >_<. DId she kill herself so that Shinji wouldn't have had an affair with her? Did she do it for her mom? Cause she(her mom) seemed happy to have her and what she would end up becoming as a grown-up. I'm so lost ;_;... What are your thoughts?

Re: Metro ni Notte Question

Date: 2008-08-04 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagoya-mewmew.livejournal.com
Hi! The e-mail didn't work? Gmail can be so weird sometimes. =/ Ah, I thought that might be your question! That's actually my favorite part of the movie. My thought was that since Michiko's mother told her to think about making the person she loves happy, she should do whatever that takes. In general, parents are happy if their children are happy, and if the children are happy in taking care of someone they love, then the parents are happy because of that. So I think Michiko must have decided that in order to allow Shinji to focus on his family and be happy, she had to be out of his life entirely. (This is just a theory, but I doubt Shinji would ever leave his wife and son to be with Michiko. That's not what Japanese men usually do when they have an affair.) I forget the exact details in the rest of the movie, but I think Shinji's constant going back and forth between her and his family stressed him a bit. Also, she may have applied Shinji's father's situation to what Shinji was currently doing and thought that it might break up Shinji's family in the future and cause Shiji to suffer. As for Michiko's mother, I'm sure Michiko felt bad about taking away the joy her mother could experience from having a child, but she probably decided to just follow her mother's advice and put her own happiness and that of her lover above her mother's.

Those are my thoughts on the scene, and who knows if they're right or not. That's one thing I liked about this movie. It makes the audience think about the consequences of the actions and events that happen in their lives. :)

Re: Metro ni Notte Question

Date: 2008-08-04 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] umino.livejournal.com
Thank you very much for your response/insight on the film :D.

Date: 2008-09-24 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shenai.livejournal.com
Thanks for the recipe, I will probably try it at some point.

One thing though... I don't have a ricecooker so I always cook mine in a normal pot. And the one thing you should never do is stir it.
You add rice, twice as much water, put a lid on, get the water to cook and then switch the heat off and wait for the water to be soaked up completely. But I dunno if/how it works with a gas stove.

Date: 2008-09-24 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagoya-mewmew.livejournal.com
I think it depends on the rice being used. For long grain rice, I think stirring wouldn't be necessary. In fact, a lot of instant rice recipes just require boiling the water, stirring it once at the beginning, then switching off the heat and letting it "fluff." When using sticky rice, though, if the pot is non-stick, stirring probably isn't needed then either. The first rice cooker I ever had wasn't non-stick and I was losing at least 1/3 of the rice each time because it would burn on the sides. The rice cooker I have now is non-stick and I just have to make sure I wash all the residue off before cooking it. Otherwise it burns just the same. =/

I've used gas stoves all of my life, but the stove in my apartment is electric, and... yeah.... there have been many rice mishaps while trying to learn how it functions. There have been some burnt pizzas as well... XD I'm learning though! :D

Date: 2008-09-24 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shenai.livejournal.com
With all kinds of rice I've used and a cheap normal pot I have never in my life stirred my rice while it was cooking and never burned it neither did it stick to the bottom...

But yeah, for me it's been electric always, we don't have gas stoves in my country. At least not in normal homes.

I'm guessing you're from the US? I have a friend from there who manages to always burn her rice also... I wonder how you do it @.@

I you have electric now, take a normal pot, put in rice, put in twice as much water, then get the water to boiling point with the lid on, switch of the stove and just leave it till it's done, should be just fine.
If you stir it, it burns... it's the single worst thing to do to rice.

Date: 2008-09-24 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagoya-mewmew.livejournal.com
Here are the directions on the back of a bag of Nishiki medium grain rice, and this is what I followed at first. I don't follow it now, but that's partly because I lived in Japan and re-learned how to cook rice using their methods.

"Combine 1-1/2 cups rice and 2 cups water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low simmer, covered, 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand covered, 10 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve."

When I posted the recipe, I knew that cooking methods, ingredients, and sizes would vary depending on the country, so I was advising my friends to do what is best for them. I think it's just best to use what you know and experiment to make the recipe your own. That's why cooking is fun! ^_^

Date: 2008-09-24 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shenai.livejournal.com
I learned most of my cooking skills from my mother who is an expectional cook and the rest by trial and error XD (still learning new things all the time)

And I rarely cook by recipes^^
Yes it is fun, but it also needs time.
Well thanks again for the recipe, I will try it some time, though not like this exactly^^
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