Chicken Mushroom and Pumpkin Rice – Rice Cooker Recipe

One of my favourite one-dish meals to make is Rice Cooker Chicken Rice. That is by combining and cooking rice, chicken stock, spring onions, sliced ginger, garlic cloves, pandan leaves and chicken in a regular rice cooker. This really saves a lot of time and effort than making Poached Chicken Rice Recipe the conventional way. With that recipe, I decided to put on a new spin and re-create a different chicken rice – Chicken, Mushroom and Pumpkin Rice Recipe which I am sharing today. 😀

Chicken Mushroom and Pumpkin Rice Recipe

The Secret Ingredient(s)

Seriously, it doesn’t even look like it’s from a rice cooker eh? I used brown and red rice as a healthier alternative and I highly recommend it anyway ‘cos it doesn’t go soggy easily and gives a nice chewier bite. What really lends a lovely umami flavour to this rice dish is the fried dried prawns and garlic – yep, my secret weapon. :mrgreen:

Chicken Mushroom and Pumpkin Rice Recipe

Create Different Rice Dishes With The Rice Cooker

Use your creativity and try substituting the ingredients with others such as taro yam (make it like Teochew yam rice), Chinese yam (huai shan), Chinese sausage, etc. If you’re interested to learn how to make Chicken Claypot Rice with a rice cooker, check out my Rice Cooker Chicken Claypot Rice Recipe.

Enjoy this Pumpkin Rice Recipe and have a fabulous weekend ahead, peeps! 😉

Chicken Mushroom and Pumpkin Rice Recipe
  • 600g chicken parts (approx. half chicken)
  • 150g fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 400g pumpkin, cubed
  • 250g brown & red rice, rinsed
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • 40g dried prawns, rinsed & drained
  • 1 bulb garlic, peeled & finely chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • chopped spring onions as garnish
Heat oil in pan and fry the dried prawns and garlic till browned over low heat. Remove and set aside.
Put the rice in the rice cooker pot and arrange the pumpkin, chicken and mushrooms on top.
Pour in the chicken stock.
Cook as per how you would with normal rice.
When the rice is ready, scatter the dried prawns and garlic on top. Stir the rice thoroughly till everything is well combined.
Garnish with spring onions before serving.

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