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Rice, Noodles, and Other Grain Foods
1/2 pound Chinese pumpkin, peeled and its seeds removed
3 Tablespoons goji berries (Lycium barbarum)
2 cups long-grain rice
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup Yunnan or Smithfield ham, cut into half-inch cubes
4 black mushrooms, soaked, stems removed, cut in half-inch dice
2 Tablespoons frozen peas
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1. Cut pumpkin into half-inch cubes. Steam for ten minutes, then mash with one cup of boiling water.
2. Mix pumpkin puree, goji berries, and rice and put into a rice cooker. Seam until done and rice-cooker turns off.
3. Heat a wok or pot and add the oil. Add ham, mushroom pieces, peas, salt, and sesame oil, and stir-fry for one minute.
4. Stir the mushroom mixture into the pumpkin-rice mixture. Serve.