Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Golden Fried Rice with Pumpkin and Wolfberries


i still have a small piece of pumpkin left after making my Pumpkin Kuih, so i decided to just add that for my fried rice here. I also put in some wolfberries . I guess most chinese know that wolfberries are believed to improve one's vision and also has its anti aging and antioxidant properties. Now dont think by just putting some wolfberries here, you can throw away your glasses or your expensive facial cream here.ha! It's not a magic berry! I 've tried wolfberries in fried rice before and i quite like it, therefore would like to share with you here.  They actually taste like raisins to me. It isnt strange at all putting something that taste like raisins into your rice, try it..it's nice..at least to me.

I didnt break the eggs and stir it into my rice, instead this time i break the eggs and coated the cooked rice with the eggs to give it a little golden look.



Ingredients:
2 bowls of cooked rice ( or overnight fridge kept rice ) mine was rice has been cooked for several hours, it's a bit lumpy..
100gm pumpkin, peeled and cubed
40gm wolfberries, soaked in water about 10 minutes and drained
1 egg
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1tsp salt
some cooking oil for frying the pumpkin lightly
some chopped spring onions(optional)


Method:
1. Break an egg and coat the rice with the egg mixture. Put aside.
2. Pour some oil into the wok and put in the pumpkins. Pan fry them till they are tender, this will take about 5 minutes. Remove from wok , set aside.
3. You may scoop out some oil , leaving about 1/2 tbsp of oil in the wok. Saute the garlic, put in the egg coated rice and keep frying the rice. Throw in the wolfberries , salt and keep tossing and frying the rice till it is dry and golden. Return the pumpkins to the wok, add some chopped spring onions, lightly toss them around,  remove from heat and serve hot.

36 comments:

  1. yummy fried rice! I love to have a plate please :)

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  2. Very nice color - looks very appetising.

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  3. I like the idea of raisins in fried rice ;) Are wolfberries the things that are found in usually found in soups? Your fried rice sounds delicious and different to 'normal' fried rice...haha :D

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  4. I Love this style of fried rice with pumpkin and wolfberries...so healthy :)

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  5. Very nice in golden color, very tasty too :)

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  6. ahhh...for once, I know how to do this one...only problem is .. have to go look for pumpkin in the market.. i love pumpkin..so i dont mind doing this fried rice.. maybe add in some sausages for my girl.. :)

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  7. Emm... use the whole egg or the yolk only? I guess I have to use bigger egg in order to coat the rice evenly, right?

    I love fried rice, but never with pumpkin before. Thanks for this recipe. Will try it out :)

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  8. WOW, your golden fried rice looks HEAVENLY!!! I love the wolfberries in fried rice, rarely get them around:p
    LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY! :D

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  9. pumpkin with rice sounds delicious! i saw this recipe for pumpkin rice pudding the other day and i've been craving it ever since! i've never heard of wolf berries... they look really really similar to goji berries...!

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  10. tze : ok, right away!!

    chris: the colour from the eggs..

    von: yes, those are chinese wolfberries usually found in chinese soups.

    elin: simple that's why you think it's healthy..haha! ok..healthy..in a way!

    yummylittlecooks: simple and tasty, not bad.

    claire: yes, throw in whatever you want, pls dont watch badminton while you're frying this , ok?

    yvonne: use the whole egg..dont have to waste..Yes, bigger egg if more rice..my rice here also not very well coated, ha!

    christy: hi, nice to know you. will visit you soon...maybe you can replace wolfberries with raisins!

    junia: those are chinese wolfberries, i also think gojiberries is another name for wolfberries but sometimes people say that gojiberries are from wolfberries species..so confusing!

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  11. Lena.... so golden and cheerful looking fried rice.
    I hope I have the chance to try this, my husband hates pumpkin.

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  12. the fried rice has very nice combination of colors, and this is a light and healthy dish...^^

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  13. Yes, it looks golden and nicely fried. I love having wolfberries in my different dishes, rice, congee, soup, drink …

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  14. From your previous posts, I get to know you cooked many things with pumpkin before. I just love pumpkin. I want to try the steamed pumpkin kuih first, then pumplin mantau.

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  15. satu resepi baru ni.Cm suka wolfberries dan juga pumpkin.Warna warni nasi goreng ni pasti anak anak kecil suka:)

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  16. I love fried rice and this looks very delicious and healthy. Gosh... I really love your pics :)

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  17. Mmm...the rice look delicious. I'll try this out for the brat :)

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  18. Lena, the rice looks so healthy to me.

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  19. Your picture already tell how good is your fried rice, look so yummy!

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  20. Lumpy or no lumpy, I still think this is one bowl of delicious rice! Great idea to add nutritious pumpkin & wolf berries. Will copy u next time, heehee..

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  21. Wow, looks delicious, Lena! Love pumpkin in fried rice too, but have not tried with kei-chi before! Must try one day!

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  22. Yummy ler! I love your idea of adding wolfberries to the fried rice, sounds new to me, but I think it adds sweetness to the dish :)

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  23. Hi, thanks for dropping by my blog. My boy and hubby love fried rice, never tried fried rice with pumpkin though, A must try recipe. By the way, I've added you to my blogroll. :)

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  24. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesNovember 2, 2011 at 9:30 PM

    Your fried rice looks very tempting. I have never thought of adding wolfberries.

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  25. i didnt know pre coating the rice with the egg would give the fried rice such a pretty sheen. thanks for the tip!

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  26. What a colorful and tasty rice dish!

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  27. Hands down incredible. You can see how good it is just from looking at the pictures. The rice is perfectly cooked and so beautiful! I am so doing this soon. My husband loves fried rice and i don't do it quite enough for him- using your recipe next time for sure

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  28. This is beautiful I love the colors there. I would never of thought to put gogi beries in it, nice idea, and give it a nice color.

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  29. Lena - I almost forgot, to answer your question I did make the bread on the flat griddle-like pan, it never went in the oven. I actually liked them better that way!

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  30. What a pretty looking plate of fried rice...love the cheerful color combination and yes, I always have some wolfberries in my fridge but still feel older by the day lol!

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  31. wow my mom makes a pumpkin fried rice too, but with dried shrimp and mushrooms instead but the addition of wolf berries does sound super duper yummy. I love how nicely it looks with the yellow rice!

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  32. hi lena, nice color, looks fresh and appetizing, would be great to try adding pumpkin the next time i fry rice :) and glaze with eggs- i would like to add some cut chili too

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  33. nice addition of the wolfberries! This fried rice is well-balanced with savory and sweet flavors! Healthy and delicious too!

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  34. What a great click! The rice looks in perfect golden colour. Thanks for sharing it.
    Kristy

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  35. It's lunch. Your photos made me hungry :) That looks so yummy!

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