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Kimchi Omurice.

Updated: Oct 1, 2021

Kimchi omurice with spring onion and fried rice by kurumicooks Japanese Asian and Fusion healthy delicious easy to make cooking for your kitchen

Back when I first started my blog, one of my first recipes, (#23, I think) was Omurice.

Omurice (omelette + rice) is one of those everyday Japanese dishes that everyone eats at home and everyone eats in restaurants and everyone seems to love - or at least, I've yet to meet anyone who has told me, "I don't like Omurice."

So what is Omurice? basically, it's simply fried rice wrapped in an omelette. That sounds pretty humdrum, but I like to think this recipe raises your humble omurice to the next level. As you might have guessed from the title, one of the additional ingredients is kimchi - the fiery but irrestible Korean fermented cabbage - but also, I add chicken and grated cheddar to make my Kimchi Omurice substantial enough for a main meal and, dare I say, a bit special.

You might be thinking, "Cheddar in Asian cooking - really?" I admit, it does sound unusual but a strong cheese really complements some Asian flavours and lends an "almost umami" flavour.

There are two ways to dress your rice in its omelette coat - you can fry your omelette, add the rice to the pan and flip the omelette over the top. You could call this the "old school" method.

But you can also try a variant, which is to mould your rice in a bowl, tip it onto a plate and then slide your omelette coat over the top. When I do it this way, I like to leave the omelette a little under done when I slide it out - that way, I get a shiny, slightly oozy omelette which I think makes the dish look more attractive to the eye. Either way, I think you'll find this dish rather scrumptious!

If you like think you'd like to try it out, you can find the written recipe below and the youtube tutorial by clicking Kimchi Omurice or scroll to the bottom of the page to find it.

Happy cooking! Kurumi XXXX.

If you like the idea of omelette + rice - why not try the Chinese inspired version, Tenshindon?


Kimchi Omurice


(makes 2 servings)

40g chicken breast or thigh

1/4 green bell pepper (30g)

150g kimchi

360g cooked rice

1/2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp sesame oil

4 large eggs

4 tsp vegetable oil

50g grated cheddar cheese

1 spring onion, finely chopped for topping (optional)


how to:

finely chop the chicken and bell pepper

heat 1 tbsp of sesame oil in a frying pan, add the bell pepper & chicken and stir for 1-2 mins

add the kimchi, cooked rice & soy sauce and stir well for 2-3 mins until everything is mixed together and hot

when the rice base is ready, remove from the heat and set aside. use a bowl to mould 1/2 the fried rice and tip out onto each serving plate

heat 2 tsp of vegetable oil in a frying pan and beat of the 2 eggs in a bowl. pour the eggs into the hot frying pan, then quickly sprinkle over 1/2 the cheese

when the base of the omelette is set, take a pair of chopsticks, carefully push them into the omelette and twist the from the edges towards the centre, so the omelette is pulled toward the centre of the pan until it is about the right size to cover the rice

don’t let the omelette cook through completely. using a slice, gently slide the omelette out of the pan & over the rice

repeat for your second serving

sprinkle with some chopped spring onion and your meal is ready


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