Back when I was younger, I LOVED playing the Nintendo DS game, Cooking Mama. While my parents didn't quite let me experiment with cooking in the kitchen at this age, Cooking Mama was the chef who mentored me to be the elite chef in the world of video games.

Who knew that a virtual mother and chef would have motivated me to take interest in cooking, teaching me the proper techniques, recipes, and tools crucial to make the tastiest looking home-cooked meals? From knowing how to make the juiciest looking steak to the creamiest looking clam chowder, Cooking Mama inspires me to bring her recipes to life.

This Omurice (Japanese fried rice omlette) recipe is closely followed to the one in the Cooking Mama game. 


  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins
  • Total Time:35 mins
  • Servings:3
  • Medium


  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 250g Butter
  • 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Cups Rice
  • 1 Bottle Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Salt
  • 10 Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Can Sweet Corn Optional
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  • Step 1

    Break the eggs and whisk in a bowl. Set aside for later.

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  • Step 2

    Cut the chicken breasts into even slices. Cooking Mama cuts them into long strips but I recommend cutting them into smaller cubes or chunks.

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  • Step 3

    Slice the onion into widthwise or lengthwise slices and then dice them into smaller cubes. Slice the mushrooms widthwise or lengthwise into smaller pieces as well. The game does not include this step but the ingredient is shown later on.

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  • Step 4

    Melt the butter in your pan.

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  • Step 5

    Place the chicken in the pan and cook until the chicken is halfway done. Add the diced onions and mushrooms when the chicken is almost fully cooked (add sweet corn if desired). Keep sauteing until all of the ingredients are fully cooked and sprinkle in the salt for flavor.

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  • Step 6

    Add the rice into the saute mix and stir until the rice is evenly distributed. Pour in the ketchup to your desired flavor but 1/4-1/2 cup is recommended.

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  • Step 7

    In a separate pan, pour olive oil once heated. Pour in 1/3 (for just 1 serving) of the egg mixture into the pan and make sure it covers the entire pan. Let it cook until the bottom is cooked and solidified. Add the rice mixture in the middle of the pan and lift the edges of the egg and wrap it around the rice.

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  • Step 8

    Serve the omurice on a plate and decorate with more ketchup.

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