Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cooking: Omurice

It's been a while hasn't it? The main reason why I haven't been posting as much is because I've been working on Christmas gifts and cards. Already you ask? Yeah... this year's Christmas gifts require a lot of effort on my end and I better start as soon as possible. Since I can't post what I'm making, I've been somewhat MIA from my blog.

Anyway, one of Justyn's favorite foods growing up was omurice. His mom made it for him and I'm pretty sure it's one of his favorite comfort foods next to Katsudon.

We were talking about what I should make for him earlier during the week and he requested omurice. It's one of the easiest but hardest dishes to make. Easy for me because I have fried rice down. Hard because the omelet part is difficult to make if you don't have experience in making them.

We had some leftover BBQ ribs & hot link from a local BBQ place that we adore. Their ribs are hands down the BEST I've ever had. I'll make a post about it one of these days but let's focus on the omurice. I chopped up the leftover meat, parsley, green onion, yellow onion and some garlic. The night before I had cooked some rice since you should all know that day old rice is the best for making perfect fried rice. Right? Well now you know.

90% through making the fried rice I discovered I ran out of ketchup. Dammit! I absolutely hate when that happens. Super Hubby came to the rescue and immediately went out to buy some more. Once he came back I finished making the fried rice and went onto the omelet.

I did research on youtube & blogs to learn about different techniques on how to perfect the omelet so I was somewhat confident going into it. What happened next was a total downer :(

Look at this...

Anyway, there was no going back and I didn't have enough eggs to start over. Even Justyn tried his hand at it. Needless to say he was unhappy with his as well. He wouldn't even let me take pictures of it!

Here's how it all turned out. Justyn bought some premade takoyaki & my favorite Japanese salad dressing, Petrio's Shoyu which I put on some salad. The omurice tasted good, but I couldn't help looking down at the huuuge crack in my omelet. Oh well, practice makes perfect right?

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