Vegetarian Chinese Omelet Recipe with Rice, Cheese, and Eggs

Chinese Omelet

Vegetarian Chinese Omelet Recipe with Rice, Cheese, and Eggs
Region / culture: China | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour | Servings: 6 | Vegetarian diet


Chinese Omelet
Chinese Omelet

Chinese Omelet is a delicious and hearty dish that combines the flavors of rice, cheese, and eggs. This recipe is perfect for a family meal or a special occasion.


The Chinese Omelet recipe has been passed down through generations in Chinese households. It is a popular dish that is often served during celebrations and gatherings.


How to prepare

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Blend in the flour, salt, mustard, and paprika.
  3. Add the milk and cook, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth.
  4. Add the cheese and cook until melted. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir the mixture into the rice.
  6. Beat the egg yolks until well blended, then stir them into the rice mixture.
  7. Beat the egg whites until stiff but not dry. Stir about 0.5 cup of the beaten whites into the rice mixture and mix well.
  8. Fold the remaining egg whites into the mixture.
  9. Grease the bottom of a baking pan (10x12x2 inches) and pour the mixture into it.
  10. Bake at 325°F (163°C) for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  11. Cut into pieces measuring 3x3 inches.


  • Add diced vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms for added flavor and nutrition.
  • Substitute the cheddar cheese with mozzarella or Swiss cheese for a different taste.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form for a light and fluffy omelet.

- Be careful not to overmix the egg whites when folding them into the rice mixture to maintain the airy texture.

- Use a baking pan with the specified dimensions to ensure even cooking.

Serving Suggestions

Chinese Omelet can be served with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad.

Cooking Techniques

Beating the egg whites separately and folding them into the rice mixture creates a light and fluffy texture.

- Baking the omelet in the oven ensures even cooking and a golden crust.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use butter instead of margarine for a richer flavor.

- Substitute the dry mustard with Dijon mustard for a tangy kick.

Make Ahead Tips

Chinese Omelet can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Simply reheat in the oven before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the Chinese Omelet with chopped parsley or green onions for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Chinese Omelet pairs well with a glass of white wine or green tea.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chinese Omelet contains approximately 350 calories.


Each serving of Chinese Omelet contains approximately 35 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chinese Omelet contains approximately 18 grams of fats.


Each serving of Chinese Omelet contains approximately 15 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Chinese Omelet is a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin D.


This recipe contains dairy (cheese and milk) and eggs.


Chinese Omelet is a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. It is also rich in essential vitamins and minerals.


Chinese Omelet is a flavorful and satisfying dish that is perfect for any occasion. With a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, it is a nutritious meal that the whole family will enjoy.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was captivated. It was a warm summer day, and I was wandering through the bustling streets of Chinatown in San Francisco. The aroma of sizzling stir-fry and steaming dumplings filled the air, enticing me to explore further.

As I meandered down a narrow alleyway, I stumbled upon a small, unassuming restaurant. The sign above the door simply read "Ling's Kitchen." Intrigued, I pushed open the creaky wooden door and stepped inside.

The interior was cozy and dimly lit, with red lanterns casting a soft glow over the tables. A friendly-faced woman greeted me with a warm smile and led me to a table by the window. I perused the menu, my eyes scanning the myriad of tantalizing dishes.

It was then that I noticed it - the Chinese Omelet. A delicate blend of fluffy eggs, savory meats, and crisp vegetables, all folded together in perfect harmony. I could almost taste the rich flavors just from reading the description.

I knew I had to try it. When the dish arrived at my table, I was mesmerized by its beauty. The omelet was a vibrant tapestry of colors, with bits of green scallions, red peppers, and golden eggs peeking out from the folds.

I took my first bite, and my taste buds exploded with delight. The eggs were light and airy, the vegetables were crisp and fresh, and the hint of soy sauce added a depth of flavor that was simply divine.

I asked the waitress for the recipe, but she just chuckled and told me it was a closely guarded secret of the chef. Disappointed, but undeterred, I vowed to recreate the masterpiece in my own kitchen.

Over the next few weeks, I experimented with different ingredients and techniques, trying to capture the essence of that unforgettable Chinese Omelet. I consulted cookbooks, watched cooking shows, and even sought advice from friends who were skilled in the culinary arts.

Finally, after much trial and error, I had a breakthrough. I perfected the recipe, each ingredient and step carefully measured and executed to perfection.

I invited my family over for dinner and proudly presented them with my creation. Their eyes widened in amazement as they took the first bite, savoring the familiar flavors of Chinatown that had captivated me weeks before.

From that day on, the Chinese Omelet became a staple in our household. It was a dish that brought us together, a taste of adventure and discovery that reminded us of the joy of exploring new cultures and cuisines.

As I look back on that fateful day in Chinatown, I am filled with gratitude for the experience that sparked my culinary journey. The Chinese Omelet will always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the power of food to connect us to faraway places and cherished memories. And though I may never know the true secret behind Ling's Kitchen's version, I am content knowing that I have created a recipe that is uniquely my own - a delicious homage to the flavors that first captured my imagination on that warm summer day.


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