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J-Simple Recipes title

simmered pumpkin

simmered pumpkin


  • 450 g pumpkin
  • (buttercup or Japanese squash)
  • 240 ml water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
Step 1

step 1:

Remove the pumpkin seeds with a spoon.

Step 2

step 2:

Cut the pumpkin into pieces bigger than bite-size (about 4 cm).

Step 3

step 3:

Put the water, sugar, soy sauce and pumpkin in a pan.

Step 3

step 4:

Cover and simmer for 20 minutes on medium heat.

Kabocha no nimono


This recipe is very popular home cooking. The soy sauce and sugar are well-suited to the pumpkin.