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Have A Bowl Of Fragrant Pumpkin Rice

pumpkin rice halloween recipe
I was introduced to this delicious rice by my mom recently. These #PumpkinRice 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!

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Here's what you'll need:
pumpkin halloween recipe
(Serves 3-4)
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 soy sauce
1 tsp Light soy sauce

  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.
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  5. Rinse rice & drain. Add water, rice, pumpkin & seasonings to steamer bowl & mix well.
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  7. Stir in hebe & mushrooms. Steam rice mixture for about 25 mins. Alternatively, you can also use a rice cooker.
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  9. Meanwhile, briefly soak fish to remove its saltiness. Drain & pat dry. Deep-fry till golden brown. Drain & set aside.
  10. You can almost smell the aromatic rice when ready. Transfer to serving plate, serve with crispy fish & a bowl of piping hot soup.
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You may like to check out these nutritious soups to go along with this scrumptious Pumpkin Rice:
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I am humbled that my Pumpkin Rice Recipe is also Featured at LiveWell Magazine along with 3 other of my recipes! Check them out now and get cooking!

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Well, here's another version I made for Chinese New Year ~ Pumpkin Rice with Foie Gras in Golden Ingots ( 珠光寳氣鵝肝金瓜飯 )!


  1. I like this fried rice so much, lovely and tempting.

  2. Pumpkin - yummy and nutritious. Your pictures are getting more proffessional now. I love it. :)

  3. Hi Shirley,

    I love anything pumpkin. This is a all-in-one meal that is healthy and easy to make.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  4. Nava, this is not fried rice at all. It's much healthier as it's steamed.

    Doris, I got a lucky shot at this :) Not all pix turned out the way I wanted.

    Amy, I'm still learning to appreciate Pumpkin actually. Since it's healthy, I try to make dishes that I like.

  5. I love pumpkin rice but never made them at home. Thanks Shirley, for sharing this delicious and healthy recipe :)

  6. Awesome looking rice...Nice and healthy...

  7. Ann, I used to cook yam rice so this is something interesting for me too :) I'm glad u like it too!

    Neha, cool! I was just wondering if it appeals to non-Chinese.

  8. beautiful and yumm....

    Chk out my Diwali Event:

    and On Going Event - Strawberry Desserts

  9. Anu, thks! Will chk out your posts soon :) Happy Diwali!

  10. molto bello,io il riso l'ho fatto cosi'

  11. Neve, thks for leaving me your lovely comments! I'll pop by soon to take at your dessert :)

  12. I've never even heard of pumpkin rice. This sounds wonderful with the dried shimp and mushrooms. Beautiful presentation as well, Shirley. I'd love a bowl of this to go along with some soup.

  13. Lequan, it's kinda new here in S'pore too. Yam rice is very popular here. I guess people found an alternative to it :)

  14. Yummy. This is one of my faves:D

    I've actually chanced upon a BKT shop that also serves pumpkin rice with a good bowl of hearty BKT.

  15. Missyblurkit, finally someone has tried pumpkin rice! BTW, what's BKT? Is it in M'sia? Looks like I've gotta make a trip there soon :)

  16. What lovely flavors for rice, this will be a great dish for the coming fall season :)

  17. BKT is bak kut teh..the herabl pork soup:D

  18. Alisha, couldn't agree more :) Love the colours of the maple leaves. Wish I could fly there to see....

    Missyblurkit, oh... hahaha! I love Bak Kut Teh too! What a great combination :)

  19. That looks so simple and yet looks very tempting and delicious. I need a big bowl :D So sorry, Shirley, I have not been dropping by. Too many things catching up on me. I do need 48 hours a day :D Having said that, Candy Crush Saga is a good way to de-stress....haha. But sadly, I often burnt my food cos of it :D It's not good to play when cooking. But then it's a good way to kill time while waiting for food to boil or cook. Trust everything is well on your side, with tonnes of fun.

    1. Mary, no worries! Most of my friends are spending most of their time playing candy crush. Lol! Aiyoh, u're much more addictive! Hahaha!


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