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Jul 20, 2006 05:07 AM

How many ways can you cook eggs and rice? [Moved from General Topics]

omuraisu (rice omelette)
tamago gohan
huevos con arroz (scrambled or fried)
garlic fried rice with fried eggs

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  1. Oyako donburi, "oyster purse" eggs w/rice ...

    1. Tamago sushi count?

      mmmmhhh tamago gohan...used to make that as a kid (chinese version) but added soya and a dollop of oyster sauce.

      1. By tamago gohan I presume you mean just a sunny-side up fried egg (medame) on rice - our standard breakfast. An alternative would be chahan - fried rice, which almost always has egg in it (each grain should be evenly coated with egg to be perfectly done - according to Tsuji). Our quick version just uses frozen peas and carrots and dried shiitake, (I've been using the pre-sliced and dried stuff, which reconstitutes quickly) - and lots of butter - and the egg, of course.

        My wife makes rice patties for breakfast, which she says her grandma made. Just leftover rice and egg beaten and squished onto the pan, flipped once. She eats it with lots of tabasco. They're from Oklahoma, but her grandma was from New Jersey, so who knows where this comes from. She does this with pilaf, "spanish" rice, mexican rice... whatever we happen to have made the night before.

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        1. re: applehome

          I was referring to a raw egg on rice (hot?) with soya sauce. I didn't find out it was tamago gohan until I hit university.

          Is this incorrect? I thought the softly cooked eggs were the alternative on the raw version.

          1. re: kerwintoronto

            You're probably right - my family always referred to the cooked egg version as medame - wouldn't even bother saying gohan although that was implied.

            1. re: kerwintoronto

              this is how I made Tamago Gohan as a kid: beat one raw egg in chawan (rice bowl), add a splash of shoyu (soy sauce), and a dash of salt, hot rice and mix with nori or furikake. I like it goopy-soupy. More egg than rice.
              How do you make it?

              1. re: Cynsa

                Pretty close.

                Bowl of rice (or heap on a plate) with small well in the middle (like making pasta dough).Break room temperature egg into well. Splash of soya sauce (chinese light, sometime I use shoyu now) and mix. Sometimes I added a dollop of oyster sauce before mixing. It was pretty goopy at times depending on the temp of the egg and the rice. Usually did something around 2 cups cooked rice to 1 egg (not that I really measured it).

                Mostly had it when I didn't like the dishes for dinner and ended up with this and vegetables for dinner.

                1. re: Cynsa

                  I make mine like that sans salt (rice + raw egg + soy sauce) and sometimes add aonori or ajinori, also more egg than rice.

                  When I'm feeling 'local' I'll add some fried spam & cook the egg.

              2. re: applehome

                In Spanish, a fried egg on rice is 'huevo montado a caballo' - egg on horse back. The fancier version includes 'lomo' or 'bisteck'. In this link (by a Panamanian cook) the poster associates it with her dad's cooking. I associate with a budget meal in a small South American town.


                1. re: paulj

                  If you don't read Spanish, here's a summary of the 'cookingdiva's fancy version of huevo montado.
                  - make a sweet sour relish of red and yellow bell pepper
                  - cook rice, and form into cakes (mold in a 1 cup measuring cup)
                  - chill the rice cakes for 15min; then fry till golden
                  - fry bacon in the same pan
                  - fry eggs
                  - serve with eggs on top of the rice cakes, with bacon and relish on the side.


              3. Rice pudding! (Though that probably wasn't what you had in mind)
                Rice loaf (à la Meta Given, a childhood fave, especially with mushroom sauce)

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                1. re: Karen_Schaffer

                  Absolutely! Rice Pudding! Brilliant!

                2. An eggs benedict variant--risotto cakes with a poached egg.