Best Omurice Recipe and Useful Vocabulary List – Where to buy the ingredients

Omurice is a popular Yoshoku dish enjoyed by Japanese, especially among children. It is an omelet made with fried rice and thin fried scrambled eggs, usually topped with ketchup. Omurice can be commonly cooked at home but also can be found at western style restaurants in Japan. Today, we will be introducing the best and easiest recipe of Omurice!


Today, let’s try making Omurice, オムライス!

Ingredients (材料)- 1 serving

  • Rice 200g
  • 1/4 of an onion
  • 1/2 of a green pepper
  • 1 sausage
  • Salted butter 5g
  • Eggs (M size) 2 eggs
  • (A) Milk 1 tablespoon
  • (A) Salt and pepper a little
  • Salad oil 1 tablespoon
  • Ketchup 2 tablespoon

Step by Step Procedure

  1. Finely chop the onion and green pepper.
  2. Cut the sausage into small pieces.
  3. Melt the salted butter in a pan over medium heat and add the sausage.
  4. Let’s make the ketchup rice. When the onions have softened, add the rice and stir-fry over medium heat, then add the one tablespoon of ketchup and stir-fry.
  5. Put the eggs and (A) in a bowl and mix with a fork, beating up the eggs.
  6. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and add the egg mixture to the pan.
  7. Place the ketchup rice on the plate and slightly top with cooked egg.

【Vocabulary List】

KanjiHiraganaEnglish
玉ねぎたまねぎOnion
たまごEgg
有塩バターゆうしおばたーSalted butter
牛乳ぎゅうにゅうMilk
しおSalt
食用油しょくようゆCooking oil


Where to buy the ingredients for Omurice?

Although Japanese convenience stores have variety of items available, to buy fresh and wider variety of products, visiting grocery stores is a must. Japan offers a variety of grocery store chains where you can easily do most of your grocery shopping. AEON, Seiyu, Ito-Yokado, Life, and Inageya are among them.

  1. Aeon Supermarket

This supermarket is widely available around Japan and world, having about 19,200 stores. One of the big AEON supermarkets in Tokyo are in Shinjuku, Yokohama, and Shinonome near Odaiba. Here is a link to search for nearby AEON stores: https://www.welcome-aeon.com/storesearch/

2. Seiyu

Seiyu is a very popular and well-known supermarket in Japan having more than 300 stores around. Perhaps, you can imagine that there is Seiyu supermarket nearby almost all major train stations in Tokyo. Seiyu offers wide range of products and known for affordable meat availability. Here is a link to search for nearby Seiyu supermarkets: https://www.seiyu.co.jp/searchshop/

3. Ito-Yokado

At Ito-Yakado, you can buy everything including foods and drinks, cosmetics and drugs, living goods, fashion items, and other high-quality products that are only available in Japan. Ito Yokado stores in Tokyo are located in the family-friendly areas on the outskirts of the city. Here is a link to where you can find Ito-Yokado supermarkets in Tokyo. https://www.itoyokado.co.jp/special/global/en/shops/tokyo/

4. Life

Life is one of the largest supermarkets in Japan with easy accessibility. It has variety of both fresh and manufactured goods, so if you are looking for home cook materials, Life supermarket would have most of them available! Here is a link to list of Life supermarkets in Tokyo: http://www.lifecorp.jp/store/syuto/index.html

5. Inageya

Inageya is a prominent grocery brand in Tokyo. They primarily sell groceries but they also sell some kitchen supplies and daily essentials. Therefore, if you need to buy both kitchen tools and groceries, Inageya would be right for you! Here is a link to a list of Inageya supermarkets in Tokyo: https://stores.inageya.co.jp/#PREF13000


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