Christian world is Easter now and people may cook birds and hunting eggs..but this Omelette is without eggs.
Omuraisu is another popular comfort food in Japan. The name came from Omelette (and) rice.
The inside of rice is mostly ketchup rice, but can be other sort of fried rice.
When I make this recipe, I tried to use just Tofu, flour and corn starch,and a little bit of oil, it wasn't succeed.The texture wasn't the best, the omelette was too soft to flip.
Many people uses chickpea flour for omelette, but I didin't want to make complicated recipe so just tried using simplest ingredients.
I was thinking about the texture - How can I get the curdle-y, sort of gel-ish texture like cooked eggs.
Then tried adding Agar agar. I assumed it would be cooked while cooking the omelette.
Then it was succeed.The inside is curdle-ish, outside is crispy.
Here is the recipe. With Japanese-y tomato sauce.
<ingredients, 2 servings>
Silk tofu about 1 cup
Soy milk or other neutral milk 1/4 cup
Flour 2 Tbsp
Corn starch 1 Tbsp
Agar agr 2 Teaspoon
Salt and pepper
< For filling>
Left over cooked rice 2 cups
*Left over vegetables : chopped in small dice. : Optional
Garlic 1 clove, minced
Tomato Ketup or tomato sauce , 2 Tbsp
Salt and pepper
<Japanese ish tomato sauce>
Tomato paste, 1/2 cup
Celery, 2 steaks, diced
Onion,1/4 piece, diced
Garlic, 1 clove, chopped
Capers, 1 tea spoon
Apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoon
Kelp, strip,1 inch long, 1/2 inch wide
Agave syrup or other sweetener 2Tbsp (As your taste buds.)
Salt and pepper
Make tomato sauce first.
Put water and kelp in a small pot, boil until fully boiled, then leave from the heat,leave it around 15 min and take out the kelp.This is easy dashi stock.
Put all ingredients in the dashi stock pot, then heat up with medium high, when it is bubbling, change the heat as low heat, leave it 20min.
Blend the tomato mixture with hand blender, set aside.
Make the filling.You can do it while you are waiting to done the tomato sauce.
Fry the rice with a little bit of frying oil, if you want it with vegetables, veggies first (does it sound like ladies first?! Dad joke).
Mix in ketchup or tomato sauce with the fried rice, make taste with S+P.
Put it on a plate, make it like nice small hill.
Blend all ingredients with hand blender, beside frying oil.If the mixture was too thick, add more neutral milk.Make it as the same texture of pancake dough.
Fry the tofu mixture.
Put little bit of oil in a frying pan, put it on medium high heat.
Ladle the tofu mixture in, about 1/4 cup (4oz). You can eyeball it.
Spread it as your size, change the heat as medium low, wait until the edge looks dry.
Make sure the bottom of tofu mixture was fully fried, then flip. You will get nice crust on the top.
Fry it for 1-2 min or so, put it on the ketchup rice hill.
Put the tomato sauce.Done.
Tomoko Tahara A.K.A.#cookhatter
<Restaurans in Vancouver>
The Acorn : Vegetarian restaurant
The birds and beets : Cafe
Cacao Vancouver:Modern latin
The mackenzieroom:Modern coastal
Birds and beets
Tempea food: tempeh maker
<Restaurant in Japan>
Bon Gout: Bakery and wine
Bar Pancho:Spanish tapas
Takanoya :Gastro pub