Steamed Kabocha in the Microwave

Steamed Kabocha in the Microwave

Since you use water when steaming these, they come out soft and flaky. It's easy because they're prepared in the microwave. They're also delicious served as is.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Kabocha squash
2 tablespoons


1. Remove the seeds from the kabocha. Wash and cut into bite-sized pieces.
2. Place in a heat-resistant dish and add 2 tablespoons of water. Lightly cover with plastic wrap or a lid and microwave for about 7 minutes.
3. Remove the wrap and drain the water.
4. If your microwave has a steaming function for steaming root vegetable, then use that.

Story Behind this Recipe

Since these are steamed with water, they won't turn out dry but deliciously moist. They're very convenient for various dishes, so always make them. I just came up with it on the spot. You can even eat these plain because they're so delicious. They also go well with ground sesame, salt, dashi soy sauce, mayonnaise, etc.