Chinese Savoury Rice Porridge Recipe With Pumpkin

Chinese Savoury Rice Porridge Recipe With Pumpkin is a savoury, mild and delicious Chinese style rice porridge with pumpkin. Apart from regular meat recipes with a plethora of non-vegetarian main ingredients, Chinese people do love their vegetarian meals which include rice. This recipe originates in Guangdong province of Republic of China. Chinese use this comforting vegetarian meals when in sickness like cough or cold. The porridge is always followed by herbal green teas to balance the food and cleanse the body. Serve this Chinese Savoury Rice Porridge Recipe With Pumpkin alone, or alongdinnside Chinese Bhel Recipe (No Onion No Garlic) for weekday dinner.  Rice, Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin), Water, Salt, Whole Black Peppercorns, Ginger, Spring Onion Greens, Coriander (Dhania) Leaves   1 cup Rice 1 cup Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin) , cut into cubes 6 cups Water , or Vegetable Stock Salt , to taste Whole Black Peppercorns , freshly crushed 1 teaspoon Ginger , grated or cut into thin strips To GarnishSpring Onion Greens , chopped Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped     20   20     To prepare Chinese Savoury Rice Porridge With Pumpkin, in a saucepan add rice, water or stock, salt and ginger pieces.Stir and add pumpkin cubes.Stir in and add pumpkin cubes.Cook covered on low to medium heat for about 30 to 40 minutes or until rice are soft and mushy.Check black pepper seasoning.Just before serving, add handful of chopped scallions and cilantro leaves.Serve the Chinese Savoury Rice Porridge With Pumpkin alone, or alongside Chinese Bhel Recipe (No Onion No Garlic) for weekday dinner.