Seasonal Almanac

Limit of heat: heaven and earth turn strict (2 of 5)

February 26th, 2009

Limit of heat 7 of 15We asked our Japanese house guest, Erina-san, what her favourite food was. She said, ‘Omurisu‘. So we asked her to teach us how to make her omurisu.

The filling can be anything you like or have in the fridge – finely chopped. We had onions, carrots, mushrooms and a sausage. And of course the cooked rice (risu). First we fried up the chopped vegetables (and meat), then we added the rice. The mixture was seasoned with salt, pepper, and the essential tomato sauce. The filling was then put in a bowl and moulded: Eriana-san tipped the dome-shaped rice onto a plate. The omelette was made and placed on top of the rice.

It is Erina-san’s family tradition to write each member’s name on the omelette with tomato sauce. We wrote, ‘Jo’, ‘Red’, and ‘Eri’, on our omurisu.

4 Responses to “Limit of heat: heaven and earth turn strict (2 of 5)”

  1. 1 lizzie
    February 27th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    What a nice playful way to spend a day when heaven and earth are both turning strict!

  2. 2 jolaw
    February 27th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Heaven and earth are turning strict in this last week’s mad rush to the start of semester at uow. Feeling quite tired and not having done the shopping for over a week, it turned out to be a great idea to ask Erina-san to show us how to make omurisu. From fridge to table, it took about 20 minutes! Now that I had a real-life demo – I will cook it for you. (Keith’s and Ellen’s tomato sauce turned out real handy!)

  3. 3 Lucas in Petersham
    February 28th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    wow. we can add this to our “postcards of omurisu” collection!

  4. 4 jolaw
    February 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Mmm…. I wonder how big this collection will grow….