How to Make Seasonal Stewed Pumpkin Without Adding Oil

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This recipe only has 3 ingredients, pumpkin, rock sugar and water. I used a long pumpkin for this recipe but you can use any varietal that is available,

This recipe only has 3 ingredients, pumpkin, rock sugar and water. I used a long pumpkin for this recipe but you can use any varietal that is available,

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Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. If you want you can toast the seeds with a little Japanese togarashi and serve it alongside the pumpkin.

Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. If you want you can toast the seeds with a little Japanese togarashi and serve it alongside the pumpkin.

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Peek the pumpkin. I find it is easy to use a knife but a vegetable peeler can also be used.

Peek the pumpkin. I find it is easy to use a knife but a vegetable peeler can also be used.

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Beautiful!

Beautiful!

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Cut the pumpkin into 4 large pieces.

Cut the pumpkin into 4 large pieces.

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Then cut the pumpkin into 1 1/2cm slices. Please take your time, pumpkin can be hard to cut and it's important that the pieces are equal in size so they cook at the same rate.

Then cut the pumpkin into 1 1/2cm slices. Please take your time, pumpkin can be hard to cut and it's important that the pieces are equal in size so they cook at the same rate.

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In a bowl, layer the pumpkin in a circular pattern.

In a bowl, layer the pumpkin in a circular pattern.

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Top with rock sugar. If you don't have rock sugar, granulated will be fine. I prefer rock sugar because the sweetness is released with time.

Top with rock sugar. If you don't have rock sugar, granulated will be fine. I prefer rock sugar because the sweetness is released with time.

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Im staying at my friends house so I don't have a steamer... Make-shift steamer time! Just take a large pot and fill 1/3 full with water.

Im staying at my friends house so I don't have a steamer... Make-shift steamer time! Just take a large pot and fill 1/3 full with water.

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Then place a small bowl upside down.

Then place a small bowl upside down.

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and rest the pumpkin on top.

and rest the pumpkin on top.

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Add the water.

Add the water.

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Cover and summer for 30 minutes.

Cover and summer for 30 minutes.

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I like to chop a little scallion for garnish, but this step is completely optional.

I like to chop a little scallion for garnish, but this step is completely optional.

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30 minutes later and one of my favorite side dishes is ready!

30 minutes later and one of my favorite side dishes is ready!

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Yum! This is sweet, seasonal and fat free :)

Yum! This is sweet, seasonal and fat free :)

Ingredients

1 Pounds Pumpkin 
2 Tablespoons Rock sugar 
½ Cups Water 
Chopped spring onion for garnish 
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