Lost and Found Banana Omelets Two Ways
To make an omelet for one, I use one half of a Cavendish banana (a regular supermarket banana) but if they are available, one of those cute little lady finger bananas would be perfect for a single serving. Of course you can double the recipe for two. Every variety of rice goes well with banana omelets. This time I used basmati rice. You can emphasize the sweetness by using Thai black rice or other sweet rice, or you can use forbidden black rice for a sharper contrast. Short grain brown rice might be the most comforting and breakfasty choice. I also recommend banana sushi and tamago sushi, but I have never prepared them myself.
Banana Omelet with Rice
½ tablespoon butter
½ banana, sliced
Have some hot cooked rice ready. Heat about half a tablespoon of butter in a cast iron pan. Add the banana slices and sprinkle them with a pinch of salt, and cook. Beat two eggs until just combined with a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of water. When the bananas are deep golden on both sides, pour the eggs into the pan. Draw the edges inward as they cook. When the omelet is set, turn it out onto a warmed plate with rice.
Banana Rice with an Omelet
1 teaspoon butter
½ cup cooked rice
1 teaspoon butter
heat the first teaspoon of butter in a skillet. Add the banana slices and sprinkle them with a pinch of salt. Add the rice, and cook, stirring, until the bananas are deep golden on both sides and some of the rice has a few golden crunchy spots. Turn onto a warmed plate and keep warm while you prepare the eggs, or, if you are making more than one, keep the fried rice in the skillet and prepare the eggs in another pan. Heat the remaining teaspoon of butter in a skillet or omelet pan. Beat two eggs with a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of water until just combined. Pour the eggs into the hot pan. Draw the edges inward as they cook. When the omelet is cooked, turn it out onto the banana fried rice.