July 24, 2012

Claypot Pumpkin Porridge

On a hot day I would think of cooking something that is cooling and easy to prepare. Most Foochows would  definitely have porridge on the top of their menu. Porridge is often cooked for those who do not have much appetite.

And today I am having pumpkin porridge cooked in a claypot.

Beautiful fresh pumpkin from the farm
Shredded pumpkin from a slice that is about 1/5 of the whole pumpkin..It does not matter how much you put in..the moe the better. You can even put in more pumpkin than rice (non-glutinous)!!
Add the shredded pumpkin to the cooked porridge Cover the claypot and cook for a further 10 minutes. Before serving add some salt and sesame oil
the pumpkin when cooked turns the soft rice into gold...A meal in a bowl!! Chinese Pumpkin Porridge

Cooking this porridge is easy and in fact even for a large family a good pot of it can even be for two meals. We usually make porridge for ten with one cup of rice and lots of water. Use any amount of pumpkin. You can boil a few salted eggs or normal eggs for extra treats.

A small claypot of porridge is easily done in about half an hour..and cleaning up is easy too because every one is served a bowl of it and it is a wholesome meal by itself. the porridge also has some bombay onions and superior stock..Pepper and chillies can help enhance the taste. This is a sweet porridge and is cooling .

(If you don't like the golden porridge..you can opt for a Jade Green Porridge....another post...watch this space!)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nothing more satifacting, especially on a hot day like today

Anonymous said...

this porridge or better known as congee ,is usually eaten as breakfast in most families b4 heading off to work or school then.Also it was eaten as mid nite snack on most nites at the wet market,directly opposite the Palace Theater (car park now and pasar malam at nite).Also it is a comfort food esp for those who r sick or just being to the dentist.I still love it .

irene yong said...

I must try this cos i lve pumpkin. it has lots of nutrients.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Thanks...it is really a good porridge..

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ah the food at the market opposite Palace Theatre...how I miss that nostalgic place..I love the steaming buns sold at the entrance...and going up the plain cement and age old stair cases (on both sides) was a great treat for us..for there amongst the stalls was one good guy who made very good char chu mien and of course the night porridge..but I was never quite a night bird..I had to cycle home from giving tuition from High Street immediately at 8.30 so that I could do my own studies..and it was not really that safe after 9 p.m...I saved my money and not eat the supper...to buy books and magazines..thanks for triggering off good memories...

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Irene..I was lucky to get this pumpkin...very lunak..tell me about your pumpkin porridge..cheers..Your brother is the king of cheers in Miri...

Ann said...

hehehehe, you know why, no comments.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ann...yeah...but there is always a second chance for pumpkin in your life!!