Friday, April 3, 2009

Nutritious Pumpkin Rice

Look at this beautiful colourful rice...looks appealing? Yes, it is Pumpkin Rice, taste yummy and simple recipe too. Pumpkin has a rich source of beta-carotene which acts as antioxidant in the body. Guess we need to eat healthy to stay healthy, once a while a little indulgence, that's alright....aiks!

Try this simple recipe if you happen to get hold of a nice little pumpkin from the market..

What you require : Serve 4

  • 1.5 cup rice
  • 1/2 pumpkin - cut into cubes
  • some chinese mushrooms (black mushroom)
  • some lean chicken meat - cut into cubes
  • some dried shrimps (optional)
  • 1 onion - chopped
  • 3 pips garlic - chopped
  • spring onion - chopped for garnishing
  • salt - to taste
Simple Process :
  1. Heat a little oil and saute chopped garlic, onion and dried shrimps till fragrant

  2. Add in the chicken meat and fry till outer layer turns white, add in the pumpkins, chinese mushroom and stir fry for 2 minutes

  3. Add in the rice, some salt to taste and stir fry till it turns dry just like the picture below

4. Dish it out and put into the rice cooker, add sufficient water to cook the rice

* Tip : Add hot water to the rice cooker as this speed up the cooking process and you will have a nice cooked grains of rice...

Great! A nice beautiful nutritious Pumpkin Rice!

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