Pai’ai Poi

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For those of you that live in the mainland and want to be able to make fresh poi any time of year, you really need to try pai’ai. Pai’ai is taro that has been hand pounded with very little water. It will last indefinitely in an airtight pouch kept in a cool place. For those of you that live in Hawaii, once you try poi made from pai’ai, you won’t ever want to buy store-bought poi again.  

For more information about pai’ai and how to order it online, please visit www.manaai.com

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Pai’ai Poi

For those of you that live in the mainland and want to be able to make fresh poi any time of year, you really need to try pai'ai.
Pai'ai is taro that has been hand pounded with very little water. It will last indefinitely in an airtight pouch kept in a cool place.
For those of you that live in Hawaii, once you try poi made from pai'ai, you won't ever want to buy store-bought poi again. 
Posted By: Frank Abraham
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Hawaiian
Calories 544 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb of pai'ai
  • 16-20 ounces of water

Instructions
 

  • To make poi from pai'ai, all you have to do is open the package of pai'ai,
    paiai
  • cut it into 1"-2" squares.
    paiai-cut-in-squares
  • Put cut pieces in a rice cooker/steamer.  Add about 8-10 ounces of water and cook for about 15-20 minutes.
    paiai-in-cooker
  • Once Steamed, use a rice paddle or other utensil to mix the steamed pai'ai until it is smooth.  
    steamed-paiai-mix
  • Remove pai'ai from steamer/rice cooker and into a bowl.  Slowly add a little bit of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached.  Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 544kcalCarbohydrates: 129gProtein: 7gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 77mgPotassium: 2880mgFiber: 20gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 345IUVitamin B1: 0.4mgVitamin B5: 1mgVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 222mgIron: 3mg
Keyword paiai, poi, hawaiian, taro, luau, hawaiian poi, hawaiian taro, poi recipe
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