Omelette rice or the alternative form in Malaysia known as Nasi Goreng Pattaya are no stranger to us. Today we are going to show you how to make a less guilty version of omelette rice that we like to call it omelette cauliflower rice.
Omelette rice or some might call it omurice in Japanese is quite a common comfort food in Japan. Googled Omelette rice you would get all kind of sites showing you how to make a nice plate of fried rice with omelette on top. As much as the missus and I love omelette rice, the high sugar content from the rice would sometime bug us off. Until one day the missus suggested us to replace the rice with roughly blended cauliflower which was inspired by one of the cafe that we often visit, which who serves fried rice without rice but blended cauliflower. And thus the dish was born~
My love for omurice started when I was in University. Back then my friends and I would often visit a Japanese Izakaya (which went out of business years ago) known as Kushimasa (串正) every once a week. We would order all sort of sharing snacks with the likes of yakitori, karaage, and etcetera. Omurice was also one of the dish that one of us would order without miss. That was when I came to love omurice.
Not long after that we have taught ourselves how to make a decent plate of omurice after sitting at the bar watching the chef (Or Yanai-san called by all Japanese customers) preparing it every single week. I would say it is rather easy to make and kids would definitely enjoy it as it is fried rice with tomato paste.
Omurice would always have a place in my heart and would always be one of my favourite comfort food. It reminds me the great time that my buddies and I had at the mentioned izakaya, gossiping or talking craps. Replacing the rice with cauliflower is a great touch by the missus which take this dish to another level. And we are glad to share with you the recipe of omelette cauliflower rice that we have accidentally created.
Omelette Cauliflower Rice
- Pan or wok for frying
- Pot for boiling cauliflower
- A roughly 20cm non-stick pan for making the omelette (Or any size non-stick pan)
- 300 g Cauliflower
- 3-4 strips Bacon
- 1/2 Onion
- 1 tbsp Cooking oil
- 2 tbsp Tomato paste (or tomato sauce)
- Black papper & salt (season to your liking)
- 1 tsp oyster sauce
- 4 Eggs
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 1 tbsp Milk
- Start by breaking the eggs in a bowl. Add salt and milk in and mix it well. Set it aside.
- Cut cauliflower into big pieces and boil it in a pot of boiling water. Boil it until cooked.
- When its cooked, rinse it in tap water. Blend it or finely chop it into "rice".
- Then finely chop the onion and cut the bacon into tiny strips.
- it is time to fry the "rice". Heat the cooking oil in a pan or wok on medium high heat. Start by frying the onion until brown and follow by bacon.
- When the bacon is cooked, add the cauliflower in and do the stir frying.
- Add tomato paste and oyster sauce in, season it with pepper and salt, and continue to stir fry until evenly mix.
- The "rice" is done! This is a 2 persons recipe, so scoop the fried "rice" out and into 2 rice bowls. Flip it upside down on 2 nice plate and it show look like below photo.
- Now to make the omelette. Heat half portion of the butter in a non-stick pan on medium low heat. Add half portion of the egg in when the butter melts.
- When the egg starts to set on the bottom, gently stir the egg with chopsticks or spatula, and slightly shake the pan to resettle the uncooked part.
- Continue to do so until the omelette is totally cooked on the bottom but just slightly runny and creamy on the top.
- Carefully place the omelette on the rice and continue to do the same on the second omelette. Decorate your plate accordingly and enjoy your omelette cauliflower rice~