Some of you who have been to Japan may have noticed that traditional Japanese food is not all about so called "Japanese food". You can find many western food or Chinese food restaurants here and there in Japan but in many cases, the menus they serve are not truly western or Chinese food.
We have been imported many dishes from western countries and developed it into Japanese-western food, called "youshoku 洋食". Also, Japanese-Chinese food we imported from China and developed to Japanese taste is called "Chuuka 中華". These dishes are very unique to Japan and you won't find those in the countries we imported from.
These non-traditional, hybrid Japanese dishes, so to speak, are very popular in Japan and we often eat out those or cook at home. Omu-rice is one of those. It doesn't look like Japanese food but it is something you can find only in Japan. It's a combination of egg omelet and stir-fried rice seasoned with ketchup, both are not traditional Japanese food. Seasoned rice is wrapped with thinly cooked, crape like egg and garnished with ketchup. Kids love this dish and my kids are no exception.
The best part of the dish for kids is the ketchup drawing on top. Whenever I cook this, I ask my kids what to draw. This time, the request from my daughter was heart so here it goes !
And the best part for parents is that you can stir-fry a lot of vegetable together with rice. Your kids can eat a lot of veggies without even noticing it ! I also have to mention this is very easy to cook so this is parents-friendly meal :)
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