How to make Omurice from Hanasaku Iroha |

Name: Omurice

Inspired by: Hanasaku Iroha

Secret Ingredient: Parsley or seasoned broccoli to garnish...and if you're making a revenge dish, serve it cold.

"We can't make delicious omurice using the equipment we have!" - Minko

Chef's Note

There are several ways to complete this delicious chicken, rice, and egg dish. Watch a professional chef show his elegant method of making omurice here. You may also add chopped carrots, mushrooms, or other vegetables to the rice mixture. We include broccoli as a optional garnish, since Ohana from Hanasaku Iroha makes broccoli "revenge" omurice for her mother who neglected her as a child. A version of "love" omurice (in the picture shown) is also featured on the show.


Making Omurice

You will need:

  • 1/2 of an onion
  • 1 chicken thigh
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp + 1/4 cup ketchup
  • Salt and pepper (as desired)
  • 1-2 eggs
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk (or cream)
  • Cheese (optional)
  • Parsley or broccoli


  1. Mince onion and cut chicken into pieces of length 1 cm (1/2").
  2. Sauté onion with oil over medium heat until softened.
  3. Add chicken to pan, and sauté until golden brown on all sides and cooked through.
  4. Add rice. Once thoroughly warmed, stir in salt, pepper, 1 tbsp ketchup, and soy sauce.
  5. Once rice has fried, transfer mixture to a plate. Clean and ready pan for egg.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk egg(s) and milk.
  7. Reheat pan with oil. When pan is hot, add egg mixture, and tilt to cover the pan.
  8. When egg has set on the bottom, sprinkle cheese on top (optional). Then add rice mixture in a line across the middle.
  9. Use spatula to push edges of egg over the rice mixture.
  10. Push the entire omelet to the edge of the pan, and then flip onto the plate.
  11. Drizzle or write words on the top of the omelet with remaining ketchup. (If a ketchup bottle is too hard to control, you may cut a pointy end off of a plastic bag to make a piping bag.)
  12. Garnish with cooked broccoli or parsley.

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How to make Omurice from Hanasaku Iroha |