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Japanese Omurice Recipe Made Vegan!

This vegan omurice recipe is an egg-free twist on the classic Japanese dish of fried egg and fried rice. Thanks to mung beans, you get the same texture and flavor but keep things totally vegan and gluten-free!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: asian
Keyword: easy vegan, gluten free, omurice recipe
Author: Remy Park


  • vegan omelette
  • 2 cups short grain white rice cooked and preferably old
  • neutral oil of choice
  • 1 shallot finely minced
  • 1/2 carrot finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 scallions white stems finely sliced, green tops diagonally sliced
  • 1/2 cup snap peas sliced
  • 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste


  • Begin by preparing your omelette and set aside.
  • In a wok or large pan over medium heat, heat neutral oil. Once hot, add carrots and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add shallot and green onion stems and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Finally add garlic, snap peas and shiitake mushrooms.
  • Break up the rice with your hands a little bit, then add to the pan and gently break down with a spatula. Add salt and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add sesame oil, gluten free soy sauce and coconut sugar and stir to distribute evenly. Taste and add additional seasoning as desired. Finish with black pepper and remove from heat.
  • To assemble omurice
  • To assemble your omurice, press fried rice into a small bowl so it's nice and compact.
  • Lay an omelette on the plate, flip the small bowl onto the omelette and lift to reveal a little dome-shaped rice mountain. Using your hands, gently press into more of a log shape, then roll your omelette. Flip so the seam side is face down on the plate.
  • Finish with a drizzle of ketchup, garnish with green onion tops and enjoy.


Expert Tips

If you don't have everything for this recipe, no worries. It's easy to make swaps, such as:
  • Use a different mix of veggies for the fried rice. Try bell pepper, corn, green beans, or edamame.
  • Swap the rice for a different cooked grain, such as quinoa.
  • Sweeten with maple syrup or agave.
  • Some people add chicken breast, bacon, or ham to this recipe. For extra protein, feel free to stir-fry some extra firm tofu to add to the dish. 

Serving Tips

Traditionally omurice is served by shaping the rice into a football shape and then wrapping the egg around it.
Other serving styles include a round dome-shaped rice mountain with the omelette simply laid on top. However, the vegan omelette is a little harder to work with. So I recommend rolling it together instead.
Tip: Make your omelette as thin as possible so it's more flexible.