How To Make Omurice From Roof Top Prince

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One of the interesting thing I have noticed about myself is that when I watch Korean Dramas, I get completely hooked, especially if Drama is really good. I like food they eat, I drool as I watch female lead eat a lot, and still look very skinny. (I wonder why it does not happen to me? Maybe I do not have the high metabolism “Korean Genes!” )

Ever since I watched Rooftop Prince (Shh…don’t tell anyone, I have watched it already twice the whole series!) I drool every time, Han Ji Man’s Character makes Omurice for J4 or better known as Joseon four, Prince and his 3 companions. As they drooled over the food and left the plate clean. I wanted to eat with them.

What is Omurice?

Omurice is surprisingly comes from contemporary Japanese cuisine consisting of an omelet made with fried rice and usually topped with ketchup. I thought it has roots in Korean Cuisine, I guess many Asian food and culture are sometimes inter-related.

Omu and raisu being contractions of the words omelette and rice hence the name Omurice. It is a popular dish both commonly cooked at home and can be found at many western style diners in Japan. The dish was brought to Korea during Korea under Japanese rule,and today it is a fixture on gimbap restaurant menus throughout South Korea. Omurice is also popular in Taiwan, another territory that was occupied by Imperial Japan. Children, in particular, enjoy omurice, and it is often featured on kids’ meals. (Source: Wikipedia)

Japanese Omurice Method

How To Make Omurice?

Since I am not in K-drama land, I had to search how to make Omurice myself and make it suitable for my taste, as I am not big on meat. If you ever wondered how to make Omurice, here is my customized version of Omurice recipe. Here I have seen many videos and recipes and modified and tested the recipe until it came out okay.

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(Almost) Vegetarian Omurice Recipe By Drama Girl (me)

Ingredients :

  •  2 small Carrots
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh Red, Yellow and Green Capsicum
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 8 tablespoon Tomatoes sauce
  • 6 Eggs or use Egg replacer for vegetarian
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger and garlic puree
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups steamed rice (I used leftover cold rice)
  • Olive oil for stir frying
  • Tomato Ketchup and Chopped Cilantro for  for Garnish

Direction:

  1. Chop and cut Carrots, Red Onions, Capsicum (if using fresh)
  2. Preheat a wok or large nonstick Omelet pans on medium heat
  3. When Pan is heated, add 3 tablespoon olive oil
  4. Add ginger, garlic paste and stir fry it for a few seconds
  5. Add frozen peas and cut vegetables and onions
  6. Stir fry it fast with wooden spatula for 3-4 minutes until vegetables are soft and cooked
  7. Add Tomato sauce and vegetarian Worcestershire sauce to vegetables
  8. Mix it well
  9. Add steam rice to mix and mix it well on low heat for 1 minute or so
  10. Once everything is mixed, take it off from heat and keep it aside.

Make Omelet cover:

  1. Take about 2 eggs for each serving.
  2. Beat eggs in mixing bowl, add salt and pepper to taste
  3. Heat frying pan, add oil,
  4. When oil is hot, add egg mixture and pour it covering the bottom of the pan
  5. Make it very thin, large Omelet
  6. Place rice and vegetable mix in middle and fold the sides of omelet like a burrito on each 4 sides
  7. Do it slowly, especially at first so you do not break the Omelet.
  8. Slowly flip it on a plate, garnish with Tomato Ketchup spread and Chopped Cilantro
  9. Repeat 2 more times. Roughly makes 3 servings.
  10. If by chance Omelet breaks, it is still edible and tasty but may not visually look great. I got it better for 4th time.
  11. If you use egg replacer for Vegetarian Omurice, it may come out little different but still works, I tried it.
  12. Enjoy and share it with friends and family while watching Roof Top Prince!

By the way, if you wanted to buy Roof Top Prince Korean Drama series with English Subtitles, Amazon have it best deals right now;

See: Roof Top Prince Korean DVD set (English Subtitle)

2 Responses to How To Make Omurice From Roof Top Prince

  • I like this recipe which is healthy and seems interesting to make. I am making more Asian recipes and this one seems perfect. Thanks for creating a healthy, vegetarian version of the recipe. Although I have not seen the drama, I can appreciate the yummy food when I see it.

  • Thank you for stopping by Pam. Yes, you should watch the Korean series Roof Top Prince with subtitle when you get a chance, you may like it. The recipe is also good. I saw your recipe website, nice collection so far.