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Easy Cooking in a Pressure Cooker Soft Ikameshi (Squid Stuffed with Sticky Rice)

Easy Cooking in a Pressure Cooker Soft Ikameshi (Squid Stuffed with Sticky Rice)

Since they're cooked in a pressure cooker, these come out soft even though you only need a short time. It's delicious even when it's cooled, so it's great for bento as well.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Squid
4
Mochi Sticky Rice
1 rice cup's worth (180 ml) uncooked rice
★Dashi stock
400 ml
★Soy sauce
4 tablespoons
★Sake
2 tablespoons
★Sugar
2 tablespoons
★Mirin
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Wash the mochi sticky rice 30 minutes before cooking, and transfer into a sieve to drain the excess water. Remove the guts and clear cartilage from the squid, then wash well.
2. Finely chop the tentacles from one of four squid, and mix with the mochi sticky rice.
3. Fill 1/3 of each squid with the Step 2 mixture, and close the ends with toothpicks.
4. Add the ★ flavoring ingredients into a pressure cooker, and arrange the squid. Cover with a lid, and cook for 20 minutes under high pressure. Let it cool and leave it for about 15 minutes.
5. Slice the 'ikameshi'(squid stuffed with sticky rice) and pour the sauce on top.

Story Behind this Recipe

I rearranged a recipe that came with the pressure cooker, which I bought 15 years ago.