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Very Popular “Rice-Omelet”(Vegetarian/Gluten-Free)


This is an original Japanese omelet style dish. We call “Om-rice” in Japanese. About a hundred years ago, a Japanese restaurant made this recipe as a meal for the restaurant’s employees to have quickly and get enough nutrition to work from one plate. Nowadays, this is one of Japanese kids’ favorite dishes because it is so delicious!!

The ingredients are rice, vegetables and egg. We always season with salt, pepper and ketchup but if you don’t like using ketchup, season with just salt and pepper which also would be great!

I use onion, carrot and fresh shiitake mushrooms as my vegetable ingredients. You can use any kind of mushrooms if you can’t find shiitake mushrooms. In Japan, shiitake mushrooms are the most common mushroom. We use fresh shiitake mushrooms, and also dried ones. I use the two kinds of shiitake mushroom quite differently because the flavors are totally different; when I want to add much more shiitake flavor to my dish such as simmered dishes, I use the dried ones. When I cook Japanese dishes for which I want to add just fresh mushrooms, I use the fresh one.

You can add any kind of vegetables to the Om-rice that you like, as long as they are chopped to the same size as the other vegetables.

Enjoy your new omelet!!

{Ingredients (servings 4)}

1 Onion

1 Carrot

3 Shiitake Mushrooms

1 clove Garlic

1 tsp. Salt

¼ tsp. Black Pepper

3 cups (1.5 pint) Steamed Rice

¾ cup Gluten-Free Ketchup

8 eggs (total)

2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil (total)

Here is my recipe in PDF (5 MB): Rice Omelet


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

15 thoughts on “Very Popular “Rice-Omelet”(Vegetarian/Gluten-Free)

  1. Like omelet. And rice omelet will be uniquely delightful!

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  2. Love rice omelet..😍 Yours look so tasty..Love Japanese food aswell.Please do visit my blog too sometimes. Would to connect and keep in touch..😘

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  3. Nice! I will try your recipe because I love shiitake mushrooms, both dried and fresh. Also, I saw your nice recipe of Japanese srping rolls, and that’s definitely a recipe I’ll try too, because I was looking for a true recipe for the wraps and yours seems just fine, so do the fillings!

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  4. can’t thank you enough for this recipe 🙂

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  5. My 12 year old son is going to try your recipes. He is learning Japanese and is now interested in Japanese food. As you use a lot of rice it suits my gluten-free diet.

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    • Happy to hear that!! We sometimes use small amount of flour, Panko (bread crumbs) or so, but Yes, our dishes are mostly gluten-free and very delicious and healthy!! I hope he will like the Japanese dishes!!


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