Mums Omelette Fried Rice



What's there not to vibe about some ketchup fried rice wrapped in eggs with more ketchup on top. Yes, I said ketchup fried rice(It's a thing and it's great), you can tell I had this a lot as a kid with all that ketchup. When I was young my mum used to make this a lot, weirdly enough for breakfast too. Whenever I have eggs and ketchup now it takes me back to this and I get thinking where's my fried rice with this.

Hell, I didn't even know my mum copied it off her Japanese friend until a few years ago(I didn't even know it was Japanese) and now I'm using her recipe (I have tweaked it so I'm not copying?) oh well... I guess that's cooking.

Ingredients:

(Serves 4)

Rice- 400grams day old, more dry rice is always better as we're making fried rice, you can use freshly cooked rice but it'll probably get super soggy when adding the wet ingredients. 

Ketchup- 2tbsp we are making ketchup fried rice after all, also save some in the bottle for after. 

Oyster Sauce- 1tbpn I use this brilliant sauce for all my fried rice dishes it just adds a deeper flavour than soy sauce in my opinion (use sparingly). 

Garlic- 4 Cloves I love garlic so I use quite a lot but you can use 2 for a more subtle flavour 

Small Onion- 1

Carrot- 1 or use 3-4 carrot sticks if you're feeling lazy 

Frozen peas- 1/2 cup should do if that's how you measure peas. 

Baby Sweetcorn- 6 if you can't find any, tinned sweetcorn is also fine, use half a small tin. 

Prawns - 200g peeled already cooked prawns are fine. 

White pepper- 1tsp

Oil- 6tsp is good 3tsp for the rice and 3tsp for the omelette. 

Eggs- 2 eggs per person if you're making individual omelettes, if not use 3 for a thicker omelette. 

Method: 

1. Firstly we will start by crushing and mincing garlic and halving an onion and finely chopping then put those 2 into a bowl.

2. Now Peel and finely chop the carrot making sure they're roughly the same size as the onion then chop up the baby corn.

3. We've done the prep and now to start cooking! On a med/high heat pour your oil into a pan along with the onion and garlic and cook until onions are translucent.

4. Once the onions are translucent pour in the carrots, baby corn, frozen peas and the pepper and continue frying until peas are defrosted and heating up.

5. When the peas have defrosted put in the prawns and rice, break up the rice a bit as day-old rice with just come out as a solid mass.

6. After the rice has broken up a bit add the Oyster sauce and Ketchup and mix it all in until the rice has gone a red-ish brown colour and the fried rice is done pour into a dish and now it's time for the eggs.

7. In a med/high heat pan pour in some oil, add the eggs and move them around forming curds like a French omelette, that's what you do for a french omelette right? Now just as the omelette starts solidifying add some of the rice to one half of the omelette(unless you're making a massive omelette rice then use it all.) The runny bits of egg will mix with the rice making it rich and lovely.

8. Once the rice is in slowly fold over the omelette like a quesadilla then slowly tuck the egg into the omelette. Don't try to be a hero and flip it unless you're sure it can be done, I tried it in the video I made and absolutely fudged it up.

9. Once folded in and the omelette is browning put onto a plate pour ketchup on top and we're done!

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