Aug 16, 2008


Pumpkin has been popular during Halloween for displays as lanterns. It is also popular with many in the kitchen as food. They are high in potassium, beta carotene and vitamin C. Pumpkin is also a good source of fibre and you also can obtain calcium from it.

Have you tried Pumpkin Rice before. It is very nutritious and yummy. Try this.

400g pumpkin
4 cardamon pods
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cups of washed rice
Chopped Celery of a stalk
1 tsp sugar
600ml water
grated orange rind
chopped chinese celery

Without seeds, pulp pumpkin
Rinse and Steam for about 7 minutes
Using a parisian scoop, scoop out the pumpkin flesh and leave it aside

In a wok, saute onions in oil, and add the cardamon just fry it briefly. Add the rinsed rice, the chopped celery, salt and pepper to taste, sugar and make sure they are all stired through and mixed well.

Once you have fried them thoroughly, you can cook the rice in the electric rice cooker with the pumpkin and water. Cook until it is done.

Serve with orange rind and chopped chinese celery as garnishing.

2 cheers:

Hazel said...

have not try pumpkin rice before, nice ya?

Caramel Corn said...

yes, hazel. used to give them to my kids and they love it.