Last Monday, I tried something new - to wrap fried rice with eggs. I thought it should be an easy feat, however, it turned out otherwise. My first output was simply...ugly. The batter was too thick (I thought I wanted to give my eldest son more eggs since it's his favourite). Then I had to flip it, and the cheese was too cooked. Because of the thickness of the omelette, it was simply too difficult to "wrap" the rice. So instead of giving my picky son a nicely presented cheese omelette rice, his was a bit messy. Fortunately, he didn't complaint. In fact, he still thanked me and said that it was so much better and nicer than Swensen's! Talk about tactfulness!
The subsequent ones turned out to be better in terms of presentation and taste. I was pleased with the outcome. Even so, I believe I still need a lot of practice!
Recipe for Fried Rice wrapped in Cheese Omelette
(Makes for 5 persons)
To prepare first:
1) Fried Rice - any fried rice to your liking. My fried rice include minced pork, button mushrooms and french beans.
2) Basil Tomatoes - Marinate cherry tomatoes with sweet basil leaves and olive oil.
Ingredients for Cheese Omelette:
8 Large eggs
50g Whole milk
70g Whipping Cream
Dash of Black pepper
Dash of Salt
250g Cheddar cheese block, shredded
- Mix (A) thoroughly.
- In a saucepan, heat up the cooking oil. Add the egg mixture onto the pan. Do not scoop too much as you won't be turning it over. Leave it thinly and let it cook.
- When you noticed that the egg is about to cook, sprinkle shredded cheese generously on the omelette.
- When the egg is cooked, ie. no more liquid and wobbly, scoop the fried rice sparingly in the centre of the omelette.
- Sprinkle pizza toppers onto the fried rice.
- Then using your spatula, flip one side of the egg over to cover the centre, which is where the fried rice is.
- Then repeat #6 for the other side.
- If your omelette is thin, it should not break when you fold over. It should also stay and stick to the rice in the centre as the cheese melts.
- Then slowly push it onto your plate. Try not to scoop it up to prevent the eggs from falling apart. This needs some practice.
- Then topped the centre with basil tomatoes and enjoy. It's really heavenly!
When you add whipping cream, spots of browns appearred very fast. This does not equate to charred. You may omit milk or whipping cream if you prefer just eggs. I realised that the whipping cream sort of "thicken" the omelette and does not break when I tried to fold it over. So I'll still stick to adding whipping cream in my omelettes.
The basil tomatoes goes well with the egg and the fried rice. The different taste and texture makes the combination really interesting. I would definitely make this again!