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How to prepare bamboo shoots

Most Asian dishes contains bamboo shoots and this recipe has both top stove and instant pot methods to show you how to prepare and cook fresh bamboo shoots. Also, it has a video to show you how to cut raw bamboo shoots. 
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 29kcal
Author Tracy O.

Ingredients

  • 6 pieces Fresh bamboo shoots Raw fresh
  • some Washed rice water enough for covering the shoots

Instructions

Instant pot method:

  • Remove the darker color sheaths by using a knife to cut from top to bottom a few times, then cut the top diagonally and use hands to peel off the rest of the sheaths. Use a knife to cut the bottom. See details in the video. 
  • Next, wash the shoots and cut them into half if it is too long to fit into an instant pot pressure cooker. 
  • Put some rice in a bowl and add some water. Rubbing the rice until the water is milky.  
  • Drain the rice and just keep the washed rice water. 
  • The following, put washed and peeled bamboo shoots into an instant pot.
  • After that, hold the bamboo shoots down while pouring washed rice water into instant pot until they are covered. Then, close the lid and vent. Push manual button, adjust time to 45 minutes at high pressure and natural release. Next, rinse them and ready to use or eat.

Top stove method:

  • Remove the darker color sheaths by using a knife to cut from top to bottom a few times, then cut the top diagonally and use hands to peel off the rest of the sheaths. Use a knife to cut the bottom. See details in the video. 
  • Next, wash the shoots and cut them into half if it is too long to fit into a pot. 
  • Put some rice in a bowl and add some water. Rubbing the rice until the water is milky.  
  • Drain the rice and just keep the washed rice water. 
  • The following, put washed and peeled bamboo shoots into a pot.
  • After that, hold the bamboo shoots down while pouring washed rice water into the pot until they are covered. Let it boil for 1.5- 2 hours with low-medium fire. Next, rinse them and ready to use or eat.

Video

Notes

Cooking tips for how to cook fresh bamboo shoots: 

  • Peel the skin and use washed rice water to boil them for 1.5-2 hours if using the top stove method. Then, rinse them with water after cooking. 
  • When using an instant pot pressure cooker, manual for 45 minutes and natural release. 
  • Push down the bamboo shoots and cover with washed rice water. Rinse under water when it is done. 

 

Nutrition

Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg