Monday, August 10, 2009

Savoury Pumpkin Rice

During the time when I first started a job in Kulim Hi-Tech park, I stayed with my eldest sister in Butterworth. My sister cooked dinner almost every weekdays. One of the "one pot dish" that she cooked was the pumpkin rice. I didn't get the recipe from her, cuz I wanted to cook it my own way, which is the most convenient for me. Based on the photo above, you'll know I have succeeded in my first attempt. :P I will cook this dish more frequently in future.


1 cup of rice (washed and soaked for 4 hours)
180 lean pork (cut into thin strips)
20 gm of dried shrimp (washed and de-shelled) Little Inbox: Don't be surprise, I used to deshell the dried shrimps
2 dried mushrooms (soaked, removed stalk and cut into thin strips)
300gm pumpkin (skinned, seeded, and cut into small cubes)
4 clove of garlic (finely chopped)
7 shallots (skinned and thinly sliced)
1 stalk of scallion (chopped)
chicken stock (adequate amount used to cook 1 cup of rice)
sunflower oil

Marinate the meat, mushroom and dried shrimps with:

1 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 tsp of sesame oil
dash of white pepper

leave it in the fridge for 4 hours


1 tbsp of oyster sauce
3 tbsp of light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp of dark soy sauce


1. Heat enough oil in a wok, fry shallots till golden brown and set aside.

2. Leave about 3 tbsp of oil in the wok, and saute garlic till fragrant. Pour in the marinated ingredients and stir fry till fragrant.

3. Add the pumpkin and rice to mix well.

4. Add seasonings and chicken stock. Bring it to a boil.

5. Pour everything into rice cooker. Set the rice cooker to slow cook mode, and cook it for 1 hour. If you are using the normal rice cooker, just cook it like normal.

6. Once cooked, serve it with scallions and fried shallots.


Food For Tots said...

Congrats on your success! Your pumpkin rice looks very tempting. I didn't soak my rice and marinate my meat for so long when making pumpkin rice. I bet it must be superyummy!

New Kid on the Blog said...

1 pot rice is always yummy and convenient. And also easy to make. It absolutely looks yummy!!!

1 bowl pls!? :)

ICook4Fun said...

This is my kind of meal when I am cooking for myself. Another one pot meal which I like is Yam rice. By the way, your pumpkin rice looks really good.

Big Boys Oven said...

wow I can smell and feel the taste of this awesomely gorgeous pumpkin rice. I was told those orangy ppumpkin from Cameron Highland is really good and sweet! good recipe now I can copy! :)

Big Boys Oven said...

wow I can smell and feel the taste of this awesomely gorgeous pumpkin rice. I was told those orangy ppumpkin from Cameron Highland is really good and sweet! good recipe now I can copy! :)

SimpleGirl said...

i've tried using pumpkin for porridge...maybe next time should check out yr recipe!

noobcook said...

Your pumpkin rice looks so inviting and the orange hue is perfect. I also like to add some salted fish and wolfberries in mine :)

Dora said...

Nice savoury & sweet rice!

Duckie said...

wow looks good. i'll try it!!!

Little Inbox said...

Food For Tots, oh thanks you! I guess it doesn't matter for not soaking the rice. I just simply add this step.

New kid, yeah, and it save me a lot of time cleaning up the kitchen.

ICook4Fun, I'm thinking of to make yam rice the next. :)

BBO, no problem. Hope you'll like it.

Little Inbox said...

SimpleGirl, normally I just stir fry pumpkin with dried shrimps and garlic.

noobcook, I saw your pumpkin rice posting before. You have your way of making the difference pumpkin rice.

Dora, thanks. :)

Duckie, happy trying to you!

foodbin said...

looks like there was too much pumpkin in the rice. i love pumpkin too!

Tummythoz said...

Err how to cut pumpkin? Chop it into half & scoop?

~Christine~Leng said...

i started to love pumpkin only recently and i'm deeply in love with it ever since! nice recipe :)

cariso said...

YOur pumpkin is in 'generous' cuttings!

Steven Goh said...

very creative leh... I usually cook yum rice only... now you given me inspiration on new dish. Thanks for sharing.

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

ah.... it's very convenient and nutritious foods.

Little Inbox said...

Foodbin, I have lots of pumpkin, that's why I simple hentam, haha...

Tummythoz, normally I buy a quarter or half of a pumpkin. I slice it like you slice an orange, then I cut off the skin and remove the skin. It's very difficult to scoop it cuz raw pumpkin is very hard.

Christine, I love pumpkin in many ways like creamy pumpkin soup, stir fried pumpkin, pumpkin rice, pumpkin cake,....

Cariso, the size doesn't affect the final outcome cuz the pumpkin already turn soft and will melt in your mouth.

Steven, no problem. My next mission - yam rice, hehe...

Food Paradise, yeah it's nutritious cuz pumpkin is rich is vitamins.

worldwindows said...

This is visually nice. Esp the orangy pumpkin!

Elin said...

Hi Little Inbox,

I love this pumpkin more added to my one pot meal list. Thanks :)))

tigerfish said...

I can smell the aroma...

Little Inbox said...

worldwindows, yes it bring out the color of the dish. :)

Elin, no problem!

tigerfish, oh really? Hehehe...

Jessica said...

Ooh This looks delicious! I'm a huge fan of fried rice. This looks amazing.


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