Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Pumpkin Claypot Rice using Happy Call Pan

Tried making claypot rice using the Happy Call Pan.  Having read Ellena of Cuisine Paradise's recipe, I decided to improvise a little using different ingredients. Her ingredients included chicken, arrowhead, chinese sausage and greens.  As usual, my version is "whatever I can find in the fridge". As I love pumpkin, I will call this dish Pumpkin Claypot Rice.

Ingredients I found and used from my fridge: 
1. One thick slice of Pumpkin, cut into cubes
2. Lean pork (marinated with light soya sauce, corn flour, sesame oil and pepper)
3. One Chinese Sausage, cut into slices
4. 2 medium size Potatoes, cut into cubes
5. 4 Chinese Mushroom, cut into slices
6. Few slices Ginger
7. Chopped Onions
8. Chopped Garlic

1. I cooked the rice in my usual rice cooker instead of the Happy Call Pan, and let it cool.

2. Preheat the Happy Call Pan and add the potato cubes into the pan and close for 5 minutes, so that they are medium soft.  Then add in the pumpkin cubes at the last 2 minutes and after which remove all from the pan. Medium heat is used throughout.

3. Add half or one teaspoon of oil into the pan, and saute the chopped onions, garlic and ginger for a minute before adding the chinese mushroom and pork slices. Stir fry them till they are half cooked and removed them from the pan. 

4. Continue to add the cooked rice into the pan, and lay all the ingredients of mushroom, pork, potato, pumpkin as well as the chinese sausages on top. Close lid and cook for 5 minutes. 

5. Mix one tablespoon of oyster sauce with one tablespoon dark soya dark before dribbling on top of the rice and ingredients. Also dribble 2 teaspoons of sesame oil and pepper.  Cook for another 5-8 minutes.

6. Turn off the fire, and let the cooked claypot rice sit for another 5 minutes. 

7. Mix the plain white rice and ingredients well before serving.   

Really easy, tasty and wonderful simple dinner using Happy Call Pan, claypot rice with the 'burnt bits' and minus the claypot! I thought the pumpkin and chinese sausage brighten up the otherwise 'black' looking dish. I would add in some green cai sim the next time. Actually, feel free to improvise with any ingredients you like and be pleasantly surprised how it will turn out.


  1. looks good! and easy too! was thinking of getting the happy call pan - how's it so far?

  2. Hi stooffi!
    It's so convenient and fast! The big plus is so minimal or no oil! I would say buy buy buy! Hahah! Get the Ocher pan, medium size. Not too small cos the small one is too small.

    Have you read my previous HPC post on Grilled Chicken? http://lol8.blogspot.com/2012/03/grilled-chicken-using-happy-call-pan.html

  3. heh nice, will give it a try soon on mine :D
    only tried frying fish, beehoon and doing french toast on it.

  4. I have been tempted by that happy pan and now with all your cooking adventures with it, I am even more tempted to go get one!


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