Steaming is one of the most healthful ways to cook vegetables to retain all the nutrients. Create a healthy meal in minutes by steaming vegetables.
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Steamed Pumpkin and Squash
WASH, cut ½, scoop out seeds, peel + dice 5cm / 2″ cubes – see Knife Skills photo gallery above.
SAUCEPAN ADD water 5cm / 2″ bring to a boil, lid on.
STEAMER BASKET place cubed veg. Use stainless steel or bamboo steamer, never plastic.
PLACE steamer basket over boiling water, lid on. Water level should be below steamer basket.
SET TIMER 6 mins – CHECK if fork-tender as you like; if not steam another 2 min. Turn off heat.
REMOVE steamer basket. If you leave it sit over water or the lid on, it will keep cooking = overcook.
SERVE steamed vegetables or proceed with your recipe as per directions.
LOW FODMAP recommendations Kabocha/Japanese Pumpkin ⅔ cup per serving. Butternut Squash ⅓ cup per serving
SIZE MATTERS Cooking times will vary depending on the size you cut the vegetables
KABOCHA | Japanese Pumpkin and butternut squash are the galleries images
DIY PUREE pumpkin or squash, sweet potato puree for baking by steaming and then pureeing vegetables