Thursday, 1 November 2012

A Halloween Fried Rice!

I was too tired to blog last night and here I am one day late! Oh well, better late than never.

A few days before Halloween, I did a Halloween pumpkin fried rice for Joel.

Here's the recipe:


1. 1 pumpkin (Mine was from the garden and it wasn't very big. You can also use a big pumpkin.)
2. 4 cups sushi rice (Cooked on the day before and kept in the freezer)
3. 6 home-made chick-pea patties
4. Sunflower oil
5. 1/2 bulb of garlic
6. Sea-salt


1. First of all, cut off the top of the pumpkin so that it looks like a little pot with a lid.

2. Then put this in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes at 200C. Bear in mind that the top part will be cooked faster and you would need to take it out from the oven after 10 minutes. (Make sure that the 'handle' of the pumpkin lid is facing upwards. Refer to the picture below)

3. Once it has soften, scoop out the pumpkin and set aside in a bowl.
4. Set aside the pumpkin.

5. Heat up a wok/frying pan.

6. Slice the 1/2 bulb of garlic into thin slices.

7. Drizzle some sunflower oil onto the heated wok/frying pan.

8. Throw the garlic in and fry until slightly browned.

9. Mash the home-made chick-pea patties until they resemble bread crumbs.

10. Pour the chick-pea crumbs into the wok/frying pan and fry until fragrant.

11. Add the rice and the scooped-out-pumpkin-meat and mix all ingredients thoroughly.

12. Add sea-salt to taste. Continue frying for about 5 minutes.

13. Scoop the rice into the pumpkin and close the lid.

14. Serve warm.

Bon appétit!

Yes, my pumpkin did not look scary at all! I totally suck at carving. I should have asked Miss MCS for some tips!!!

The little young man totally enjoyed his dinner and told me that this was the best dinner EVER! That made my day. The hard work was worth it.


  1. OH! That's so cute! Can you eat pumpkin? Isn't it high in salicylates?

    So what else do people do for Halloween there?

    I made myself some pumpkin soup.

    1. I have not eaten pumpkin since the major attack 3years+. I did this dish for Joel and hubby. It is moderate in salicylates.

      We don't really celebrate Halloween here. The cable TV will show MORE horror movies, people trick or treat on a small scale and business people will attempt to make more $$$ during this season by selling all sorts of Halloween stuff! Hehehe...

  2. The pumpkin looks a little young man :)