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Not my usual lunch

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This afternoon, I had created a very “fusion” combo for my son and myself.
=> Cabbage omelettes + sesame seeds rice balls + stir-fried mushrooms.
(However, my son who is a fan of soup, after finishing his meals, said “Mummy, where is today’s soup?” :-[ )

This lunch combo is also great to use as a bento set. Recipes for cabbage omelette rolls and sesame seeds rice ball are adapted and modified from Mitong’s (小小米桶) website.

A) Cabbage omelette rolls (高丽菜/包菜蛋卷)
– For step-by-step illustrations, please refer to this link.

Ingredients:
100g cabbage (washed, drained and shredded finely) – discard the hard parts
1 clove garlic (pat it flat and minced)
1 tsp dried shrimp (washed, soaked, pat dry and chopped coarsely)
Dash of salt and white pepper

For omelette:
4 eggs (lightly beaten) – divide into 4 portions, 2 portions for 1 omelette
(Use fork/ chopsticks to slowly beat the eggs in a small circular direction to avoid creating bubbles)
Pinch of salt

Methods:
1) Heat up a non-stick pan with oil. Sautee minced garlic and dried shrimps until fragrant.
2) Add in cabbage and stir-fry until cooked. Add in seasonings. Dish up and set aside.
3) Heat up the pan again with a little bit of oil (Make sure the pan is clean). Use a piece of kitchen towel to wipe the pan so that it is well-coated with oil.
4) When the oil is heated, pour 1 portion of the egg mixture over the pan, swirl the mixture to form the omelette, cook under low heat.
5) When the omelette is 50% cooked, add in cabbage. Use a chopstick/ spatula to roll up the omelette.
6) Push it to the side of the pan. Pour another 1 portion and cook until 70% harden. Then under low fire, slowly fold/roll up the omelette.
7) When the folding is done, cook it with medium heat until the surface turns slightly to
golden brown.
8) Dish up and cut with a knife.

Note:
You can watch a video clip for ideas on how to roll up the omelette (tamagoyaki).

B) Sesame seeds rice ball
- For step-by-step illustrations, please refer to this link.
- I had omitted bacon and spinach from the original recipe (bacon spinach rice ball 培根菠菜饭团) because I didn’t have these 2 ingredients on hand.

Ingredients:
Cooked rice – 1 rice bowl
Black and white sesame seeds – ½ tsp each
Pinch of salt

Methods:
1) Put black and white sesame seeds in a frying pan. Dry fry over a low heat until fragrant.
2) Pour rice, both seeds and salt on a bowl, mixed well and divided into the required portions.
3) Scoop up 1 tablespoonful of rice mixture and put on top of a cling wrap/ plastic paper (cut into square shape). Shape it like a ball. Make sure the cling wrap is closed tightly.

Notes:
1) Prepare some water in case the rice sticks on your hand.
2) For a more tasty rice ball, cook rice with concentrated stocks.

C) Stir-fry mushrooms
- Similar to recipe in mushroom rice

Ingredients:
100-150g enoki bunch mushrooms + button mushrooms (chopped) (any combination)
2 tbsp minced garlic

Seasonings :
1 tbsp Chinese cooking rice wine
1 tbsp mirin (Japanese sweet cooking wine)
2 tbsp light soya sauce
Dash of sugar and pepper

Methods:
1) Heat up pan with oil. Sautee minced garlic until fragrant.
2) Add in mushroom. Add in dash of sugar. Stir fry for a while.
3) Add in mirin and light soya sauce and cooked until the sauce has thicken.

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4 Comments

  1. Bits of Life 'n' Taste says:

    Hi Chef! Gorgeous! I think it is another best way for me to hide some vegetables in it… :)

  2. Food For Tots says:

    Hi Bits of Life ‘n’ Taste,

    Demanding customers produce creative chef! Hahaha…!;)

    Wow! Thanks a million! I feel so honoured to receive such a special award.

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