~*~ Rice Omelette Roll with Horseradish Chèvre ~*~
SERVES: 1 ⎪ LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
More commonly eaten in it’s paste form, wasabi, horseradish is a root vegetable known for it’s pungent spice. But mix it in with goat cheese and we’ve got a different story. It’s smoother, cleaner, and more palpable. This recipe mimics sushi by rolling the omelette into a log. Mix leftover rice into the omelette to make it more filling. If you don’t have horseradish goat cheese, make your own by mixing 1 teaspoon wasabi powder or prepared horseradish with softened goat cheese. If you have a big appetite, double the recipe and cook your omelet in a larger pan.
2 medium or large eggs + 1 egg yolk
1/4 – 1/2 cup leftover rice
1 – 2 tablespoons cream or milk
1 small onion
1 – 2 tablespoons butter
horseradish chèvre, to taste
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1. PREP INGREDIENTS
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, rice, cream, and salt & pepper to taste. Small dice the onions. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until softened.
2. COOK THE OMELETTE
Add another tablespoon of butter, once melted add the egg mixture. Swirl around to form an even layer. Pull back the cooked edges and tilt the pan, allowing the uncooked egg mixture to flow underneath the cooked. Line the goat cheese (as much or as little as you want) at the bottom of the pan.
* Pro Tip * If you want to make the PERFECT omelette roll, watch how it’s done on America’s Test Kitchen and follow the brilliant steps of Bridget Lancaster.
3. ROLL THE OMELETTE
When the omelette is almost cooked, but a thin layer of uncooked egg remains, use 2 large spoons, spatulas, or chopsticks (if you’re a pro) to lift the bottom of the omelette with the goat cheese. Gently roll the omelette over the goat cheese and continue to roll until you reach the top of the pan. Tilt the pan so the omelette log falls onto a plate or cutting board.
Garnish the omelette log with parsley, scallions, or hot sauce. Cut crosswise into rolls (like sushi) and marvel as warm goat cheese oozes out.
~*~ HEALTHY VARIATION ~*~
Use egg whites and hold the cream. Instead of rice use leftover quinoa, and add additional veggies or greens.