“Special Fluffy Gooey Omelet Rice”
November is a time for giving thanks and overstuffing yourself with food in the States, but in Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan, the latter takes a larger focus with Saber getting to have three meals this time around. This is due in part to this month’s episode being Archer’s time to shine. After being pulled aside by Lancer, he’s roped into working with him at his part-time job in a themed cafe. The time he had intended to spend carrying Rin and Sakura’s shopping bags ended up being invested in cooking sandwiches for Caster and her beau. However, cooking an omurice for Saber not only got her stamp of approval but also caught the eyes of Rin, who decided to let his distraction from her mall trip slide as long as he cooked her the same omurice in the future.
As with the rest of the episodes, it was nice to see Archer in a less stuffier role as he warms up quickly to the spin-off’s cheerier atmosphere and is more willing to have patience for those around him. Specifically, it’s cool to see that Archer does have a calmer and friendlier bond with Rin as they are more than happy to give each other leeway and do favors for one another. While Archer was much happier in this part, Shiro’s adversarial side did show up near the end as Saber’s happiness over Archer’s omurice was overshadowed by the competitive streak that Shiro has over Archer, motivating him to make two dishes for Saber to make up for such a crime.
This month’s recipe calls for a cafe staple: Omelette Rice, or Omurice:
– Saute chopped garlic with olive oil. Add canned tomato, crushed consomme, salt pepper, and sugar to the sauce. Melt butter into the sauce to wrap it up.
– Dice onions, mushrooms and chicken thighs. Saute them together and add salt, pepper, consomme, and ketchup. Mix thoroughly so that it won’t be as sour.
– Add cooked rice into the mix and fold it into the sauce so that it mixes evenly.
– For the omelette part, crack eggs in a pan that has salt and oil already heated up on it. Mix with chopsticks and shake the frying pan, bringing it to a half-cooked state.
– When its half-cooked, slide it over to one side of the pan, adjust and flip until its all cooked enough to put on top.
– Layer it on the rice and then serve. Cut it open so that it spills everywhere if you’d like.