Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Baked Pumpkin Rice

I managed to get a small pumpkin just enough for two person. I have a craving for chinese sausages and chestnuts of late and a sudden crave for this baked pumpkin rice.  So , knowing me, I put all the ingredients I love together and baked them in this cute little pumpkin :)  I lightly fried the chinese sausages so that all the fat from the chinese sausages will melt and this will make the rice less oily.  I asked WB to help diced the sausages, chestnuts and chinese mushroom...I am so lucky now I have an assistant to help me prepare this dish. Now I am very good at giving instructions and hope my assistant will continue to render his services to me at all times :p   This dish is easy to prepare once the dicing and cutting is done.  I mixed the cooked rice with the fried sausages, diced mushrooms, chestnuts and diced pumpkins and added sea salt and black pepper as seasoning.  Packed the rice mixture into the cleaned pumpkin. ( cut the top and scooped out the seeds and threads from the pumpkin ) Close the pumpkin with the top and wrapped the pumpkin with aluminium foil and bake at 200 degC for  35-40 mins.  Serve rice together with the pumpkin wedges.  Oh -so- yummy !

the rice is packed with flavors...the aroma from the sausages and mushrooms
infused into the rice while baking in wrapped foil....yummy!

If you have guests, this would be ideal to serve them
easy to prepare and yet delicious at the same time

Baked Pumpkin Rice

ingredients :

1 pumpkin - size depends on individual and how many persons you are serving 
cooked rice - amount depends on how many persons your are serving
chinese sausages - fried and diced
ready packed chestnuts - diced
a slice of pumpkin - diced
chinese mushrooms- soaked till soften - diced

sea salt to taste
black pepper to taste

Preheat oven - 200C

Cut off the top and scooped out the seeds and threads from the pumpkin. Wash and drain off water from the inside of the pumpkin.  Combined the cooked rice with the diced ingredients and season with sea salt and black pepper.  Fill and packed the pumpkin with the rice mixture. Cover with the top and wrapped the pumpkin with aluminium foil.  Baked the pumpkin for 35-40 mins.  Take out and cut the baked pumpkin into served and  served the rice together with the pumpkin wedges.

Enjoy !


  1. Yum yum.

    Wana try

    Chestnur is ma thai or berangan ah?

    1. Kathy...this is nice..especially with ' foong luk ' / buy the ready packed ones from Jusco.. and the beautiful thing is the pumpkin is soft not this dish is like a one dish meal :) thumbs up

    2. the ready packed punya means already masak one la?

    3. Kathy...yea the ready for eating wan, save time and energy . Comes in packet type...if you cant get in Kl , let me know , I send to you :)

  2. Now that I finally have a functioning kitchen and an oven (soon!) ... I can't wait to try this !!! Ho ho ho ho ho ho

    1. LOL! yea, you can roast turmeric chicken too and baked this pumpkin rice....thumbs up :)

  3. This looks so comforting and delicious, Elin.

    1. Angie...yea, this is delicious and one dish meal with sausages and veggie in it and nuts too :)


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