Instant Pot Steamed Kabocha Recipe

October 19, 2020Van
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Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 14 minutes

Serves: 6

Kabocha (Japanese Pumpkin) is my favorite winter squash – I think it has the best flavor, being sweeter and more flavorful than butternut squash. This is a simple way to steam Kabocha in the Instant Pot, the skin is edible, so if you want it eat with the skin, scrub it well before cooking. After it’s cooked, you can mash it with butter and cream, or you can cut it up and sauté it in brown butter or just serve it simply with a sprinkle of sea salt. Any way you have it, it’s super delicious – I made kabocha mash to make Kabocha Korokke, my husband’s favorite Japanese croquettes.

Instant Pot Steamed Kabocha Recipe

Instant Pot Steamed Kabocha Recipe

Instant Pot Steamed Kabocha Recipe

Instant Pot Steamed Kabocha Recipe

I removed the skin, mashed the cooked Kabocha, added butter, cream and salt to make the filling for Kabocha Korokke

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Instant Pot Steamed Kabocha Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 14 minutes
  • Serves: 6

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Ingredients

  • 2½-3 Pound Kabocha (Japanese Pumpkin)

Method

  • 1)

    Carefully cut the Kabocha in half, scrape out the pulp and seeds, then quarter the halves and place into steamer basket. Pour 1½ Cups of Water into the Instant Pot, put the steamer basket into the pot and seal the lid. Choose High Pressure for 14 Minutes (soft enough to mash), when the timer is up, immediately switch the knob to venting. Remove from the Instant Pot, season and prepare with your preferred method. Enjoy!

    *If you would like them a little firmer, cook for 10-11 Minutes High Pressure.

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