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Rice Omelette

By Pielove, member

April 7th, 2009

The "Opportunity": A smidgen of leftover jasmine rice

The Solution: Rice omelette. To make this, you mix about 3/4c of rice with a large egg, making a batter. The batter is then fried in butter until brown, like a large pancake or maybe a fritatta. I usually prefer my eggs to be soft, but I find this dish best when the rice and egg gets nicely browned and crispy on the edges. This is a comfort food my Mom used to make for me-- we called it fried rice. Note the homey Corelle plate and simple garnish-- this is not haute cuisine.

If you have seen the movie Tampopo, this is very similar to the rice omelette the Hobo King makes for the little boy. Whatever you call it, it makes for a great breakfast-- very kid-friendly and a good change from the usual egg dishes. Plus, it is a great way to use up that last smidgen of rice, not enough for a proper serving, which usually languishes in the fridge until I have forgotten when it was cooked.

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Comments (1)

LisaWaddle writes: Looks like you mixed it all in your rice storage container, too. How smart! Posted: 2:22 pm on April 24th

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