Mini Omurice Takoyaki Balls Recipe “Omurice-Yaki”

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  August 4, 2022

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These mini omurice balls are the perfect alternative to takoyaki if you’re craving something different.

And you can easily make them in your takoyaki maker as well!

Mini Omurice takoyaki balls
Mini Omurice takoyaki balls recipe

Mini Omurice Takoyaki Balls Recipe

Joost Nusselder
The perfect alternative to takoyaki balls, these mini omurice balls with egg are mouthwatering and look amazing.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • egg
  • 150 ml water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 20 cc milk
  • 50 gram rice cooked
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 4 mini sausages

Instructions
 

  • Combine the water, ketchup, milk, and eggs in a small mixing bowl and mix them thoroughly.
  • Once you’ve made the batter mix, then pour it into the takoyaki molds and start cooking them.
  • After 2 minutes add the mini sausages, cooked rice, salt, and pepper to the batter in the takoyaki pan.
  • Pour more batter to cover the added ingredients until it reaches the brim of the pan holes and overflows a bit.
  • Flip the takoyaki once the bottoms have dried until they get that golden-brownish color (this means they are ready to be eaten).
  • Once cooked, place the takoyaki balls in a clean dry serving plate, pour the takoyaki sauce and then serve.
Keyword Omurice, Takoyaki
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Cooking tips

If you’re using a takoyaki maker, be sure to preheat it before adding any batter. Add a little oil to the wells and let it heat up for a minute or so before adding your batter. This will help ensure that your mini omurice balls cook evenly and don’t stick to the maker.

If you don’t have a takoyaki maker, you can use a regular muffin tin or even a mini muffin tin. Just be sure to oil the wells well before adding your batter.

To get the perfect omurice ball, be sure to pack the rice tightly into the batter. This will help it hold together and not fall apart when you’re flipping them in the takoyaki maker.

How to serve and eat mini omurice

These mini omurice takoyaki balls are best served hot, straight out of the takoyaki maker. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!

These mini omurice takoyaki balls make a great appetizer or snack. They’re also perfect for parties or potlucks. Just be sure to make enough, because they’re sure to be a hit!

Similar dishes

If you’re looking for a similar dish, try omurice. It’s a Japanese rice omelette that’s usually made with chicken and vegetables. It’s a bit more complicated to make than these mini omurice takoyaki balls, but it’s just as delicious!

You could also try making onigiri. Onigiri are Japanese rice balls that are usually wrapped in seaweed. They’re a great snack or light meal, and they’re perfect for taking on the go.

Finally, if you want something a bit different, try making takoyaki. Takoyaki are Japanese fried balls of batter that usually have octopus in them.

Conclusion

These mini omurice takoyaki balls are a delicious and easy way to enjoy omurice. They’re perfect for appetizers, snacks, or even light meals. Be sure to try them the next time you’re in the mood for something different!

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