The other night I was too tired to stand and cook a large dinner. I had to feed some hungry people that get pretty grumpy if their stomachs start to grumble. In other words, these Japanese Omelette Parcels were made pretty fast.
Therefore, I cooked the rice, then added some shiitake mushrooms and made an
Furthermore, my family loves when I put on the table varieties of veggies and meat every time I make rice bowls for dinner.
Everything cooked is usually leftovers from the nights before. It was less cooking for me, and dinner gets in front of my family much faster. I added a bit of sesame oil with soy sauce in my rice bowl and kimchi on top.
Above all, it was undoubtedly delicious. However, I had some of that mixed rice leftovers and then these quick Japanese Omelette Parcels came to my mind.
Since I was not able to make a trip to the Asian market, instead of kampyo, more traditional way to tie these parcels, I used chives.
Kampyo: Long, beige, ribbon-like strips of gourd that are dried and used as edible ties for various Japanese food packets, filling for rolled sushi etc. A gourd is a plant of the family Cucurbitaceae.
The gourd is occasionally used to describe crops like pumpkins, cucumbers, squash etc
However, you will find it mostly sold in Japanese food markets dried that needs to be prepared by simmering before using. This is called Fukusa Sushi or Zushi.
What is Fukusa
I hope you will give this a try next time you have some leftover rice or you can make sushi rice
Also, this could be a wonderful addition to your lunch box so you can take it to school or work. I had a few people over for lunch that day and everybody enjoyed it very much.
Note that these are usually stuffed with prepared sushi rice (rice vinegar, sugar, salt). I used steamed rice with a bit of sesame oil and soy sauce to season and taste.