If you are a rice person, like me, and you cannot shake off the habit of wanting rice with a gravy or curds (yogurt) to anything else, Omurice comes to rescue in Korea. This one dish meal has rice and veggies and gravy with an omelet too :)
Korean rice is quite fat compared to the Indian varieties and is comparable to the Salem rice or the idli rice in India. Though it is tough to eat this rice with the Indian gravies and curries, it is quite nice in Bibimbaps or with toasted sesame seeds in Kimbaps. But, i think Omurice is the best way to have the Korean rice.
Bap, or cooked Korean rice with few veggies is wrapped by a thin omelet making a parcel. This makes the basic Omurice (Omelet + rice). Top with your favorite gravy, and it completes the one dish meal.
|This Mushroom Omurice has a soysauce based gravy with three different kinds of mushroom. Mushrooms are quite popular in Korea. And there are different varieties each of which have a unique taste for themselves.|
|Tomato based sauce on Omurice with Pine mushrooms (Pine mushrooms are huge and famous here, in Seoul and even has a festival for itself)|
|And of course, there are tons of options with chicken, beef and seafood to go on top of the Omurice along with different types of sauces.|
ABC Wednesday- O for Omurice