Fragrant Pumpkin Rice

Fragrant Pumpkin Rice


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About this recipe: I was introduced to this delicious rice by my mom recently. These pumpkin rice can be found at quite a few foodcourts in S'pore selling double-boiled soups. I fell it love with it immediately & I knew I just have to make this at home too. The result: We love it!

blackswan North Region, Singapore

Serves: 3 

  • 1 cup Rice
  • 200-300g Pumpkin
  • 300g Dried shrimps (hebe)
  • 5 Chinese mushrooms
  • 10 Dried fish (optional)
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 150ml Water
  • ½ tsp Oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil
  • Dash of Chinese wine
  • Seasonings for rice
  • ½ - 1 tsp Salt accordingly to personal preference
  • ¼ tsp Dark soya sauce
  • 1 tsp Light soya sauce

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Soak hebe & mushrooms in water till soft. Cut off mushroom stalks & dice. Marinade with oyster sauce & wine for about 10 mins.
  2. Scrap off seeds from pumpkin & remove skin. Rinse & cut into cubes.
  3. Heat oil. Stir-fry hebe till fragrant. Add mushrooms & garlic & fry for another minute. Set aside.
  4. Rinse rice & drain. Add water, rice, pumpkin & seasonings to steamer bowl & mix well.
  5. Stir in hebe & mushrooms. Steam rice mixture for about 25 mins. Alternatively, you can also use a rice cooker.
  6. Meanwhile, briefly soak fish to remove its saltiness. Drain & pat dry. Deep-fry till golden brown. Drain & set aside.
  7. You can almost smell the aromatic rice when ready. Transfer to serving plate, serve with crispy fish & a bowl of piping hot soup.

See it on my blog

Have A Bowl Of Fragrant Pumpkin Rice!

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- 29 Aug 2011

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