Rice Parcels! (Omurice)

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I’m sure most of you are familiar with the popular Japanese dish ‘Omurice’. It’s basically a preparation of fried rice wrapped in omelette. Presented in many shapes and forms, this dish is sure to bring a smile on your face. Today I present my take on it. This is a very simple dish, best suited for brunches. Easy to prepare, filling and let’s be honest, it looks adorable- A parcel of rice! 😀
I’ve even tried it for some of my friends who don’t like eggs. Yes! An omelette without eggs! And it turned out to be absolutely delicious too. So have a look-

For rice(Serves 5-6 parcels)

Ingredients

  • Rice 1 cup
  • Onion 2 (chopped)
  • Green chilies 3 (chopped)
  • Green onion 1 cup (green part,chopped)DSCN1581
  • Carrot 1/2 cup (chopped)
  • Capsicum 1 cup (chopped)
  • Button mushroom 1&1/2 cup(chopped)
  • Peas 1 cup
  • Pomegranate arils 1/2 cup
  • Oil 1 tbl spn
  • Butter 3 tbl spn
  • Vinegar 2 tbl spn
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Wash and soak the rice in water for 30 minutes. Boil rice by adding salt. Once the rice is prepared apply 1 tbl spn oil to avoid sticking and keep aside so it can cool down.
In a wok on heat, add butter. Add onion,chilies,peas and mushroom.As the mushrooms are browned add capsicum and carrots. Fry for a minute and add the cooked rice and vinegar. Mix well and add green onion and pomegranate arils to it. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes on medium heat. Your fried rice seems to be ready. Keep it aside.

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For  1 wrap (For 1 parcel)

Ingredients:

  • Egg 1
  • Milk 1/4 cup
  • Onion 1 tbl spn (chopped)
  • Tomato 1 tbl spn (chopped)
  • Green chili 1 (chopped)-optional
  • Gram flour (besan)1 tbl spn
  • Salt as required
  • Butter 1 tbl spn
  • Cheese slice 1

Method:

Put all ingredients apart from the cheese slice (save that for last) in a bowl and mix well so that there are no lumps of flour in your mixture.

Put a pan on heat, add butter and as it is hot pour the mixture.Tilt the pan immediately, so your mixture can spread all over your pan. On low heat cook for 3 minutes.

If you notice that the mixture is starting to dry up, the bottom is set and the edges are crispy, your wrap is done. Now remove it on a plate.

Place two ladle full of rice mixture at the center.

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Fold four ways to give a square shape.

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Put the cheese slice on top and heat it for 1 minute in an oven. We’re heating so the cheese melts and seals your package. Garnish it with few drops of (Tabasco/tomato) sauce of your choice.

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For wraps without egg (for 1 parcel)

Ingredients:

  • White flour (Maida) 2 tbl spn
  • Gram flour (besan) 2 tbl spn
  • Milk 1/4 cup
  • Water as needed
  • Onion 1 tbl spn (chopped)
  • Tomato 1 tbl spn(chopped)
  • Coriander leaves 1 tbl spn(chopped)
  • Green chili 1 (chopped)
  • Baking powder a pinch
  • Butter 1+1 tbl spn (melted)
  • Salt as required

Method:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and give it a pouring consistency by adding the necessary amount of water.
There should not be any lumps in your mixture.
Pour the mixture on a heated pan after adding 1 tbl spn butter and tilt the pan so your mixture can spread all over the pan.
On a low heat cover the pan for 4-5 minutes. If you notice that the mixture is starting to dry up, the bottom is set and the edges are crispy, your wrap is done.

Here 1 tbl spn butter is added to make the omelette soft,so it’s optional.

DSCN1616.JPGThe Omurice is traditionally garnished with some old fashioned ketchup, so go ahead and garnish yours with Tabasco/tomato/any other sauce of your choice. Serve the beautiful parcel of rice to make your loved ones smile. 🙂

Fun, easy and quick! Enjoy 🙂

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