Please refer to Recipe ID: 1056402 for tips on how to make the thin omelette (usuyaki tamago).
Cut up the onion, carrot, bell pepper and chicken into 1 cm dice. Season the chicken with a little seasoned salt and pepper and let rest.
Rinse the rice and leave to absorb water for 30 minutes.
Put the A ingredients, rice, cut up vegetables except for the bell pepper and chicken in the rice cooker bowl, with about 80% of the water you'd usually add. Cut up the butter into small pieces and add to the bowl. Switch on the rice cooker
When the rice has cooked, mix in the bell pepper and leave to steam for 5 minutes. In the meantime, mix the ● ingredients together and make the thin omelette.
Transfer the rice to a serving plate and form a heart shape. Cut a 3 cm long slit into the omelette at the top, and wrap the rice.
Add a little ketchup heart, or any message conveying your love to finish of the omurice.
How to form the heart - method 1:
Pack the rice into two round cups, and unmold them on a plate side by side.
The two unmolded rice rounds already look like a heart. Press down on the top of each mound a bit with a spatula, and form the bottom part into a point.
How to form the heart - method 2:
Staple two strips of cardboard together to make a heart shaped mold.
Line the inside of this instant mold with a sheet of plastic wrap, and stuff the rice inside. Press lightly from the top. Invert a plate on top of the heart, and hold the heart on the plate and flip over.
Story Behind this Recipe
This rice omelette is easy to make but filled with love. There's no need to stir fry the rice, but it still tastes like it's all been sautéed together.
If you add the seasoning ingredients to the rice at the very start, it won't absorb as much moisture as it should, so add them after the rice has soaked enough in water. The bell peppers will discolor if you add them early, so mix them in after the rice is cooked when it's entered the keep-warm stage. For the thin omelette (usuyaki tamago), please refer to the tips in (Recipe ID: 1056402).