What is a Tamago or Tamagoyaki bowl?
This tamago rice bowl is not a tamago bowl in the traditional sense, the 'tamago bowl' typically feature a raw egg, like this delight. This dish is inspired from one of my favourite sushi dishes, the tamagoyaki - a little pillow of sushi rice topped with a slice of sweet omelette and kept in place with a thin nori (seaweed) belt. They're the FIRST thing I grab from the sushi belt! That said, Tamago translates as 'egg' so, it actually IS a Tamago bowl.
Anyway! This is my take on the tamagoyaki omelette, as a soft scramble (my facourite) over rice. Typically, I'll use leftover rice for this in the morning. I'll add a couple of tablespoons of water over the rice and microwave it for a minute. In that time, my scramble is pretty much done too! Now, I do enjoy this as a breakfast dish, but i'll eat it for lunch and even dinner too - there are no rules, people!