Pressure Cooker Yuca con Mojo
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5 from 2 votes

Pressure Cooker Cuban Yuca Con Mojo

Yuca and Malanga are two of my favorite side dishes to eat with Cuban food. With my method, Pressure Cooker Cuban Yuca con Mojo is super simple. The Yuca is cooked at the same time as the sour orange garlic sauce, all in one pot..
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Pressure Release10 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jill Selkowitz


  • 907 grams (2 lbs) Yuca peeled
  • 30 ml (2 TBL) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 14.18 grams (1 TBL) Butter
  • 23 grams (6 cloves) Fresh Garlic minced
  • 57 grams (1/4 cup) Yellow/Brown Onion diced
  • 5 grams (1 tsp) Sea Salt
  • 118 ml (1/2 cup) Fresh Orange Juice (or True Orange)
  • 118 ml (1/2 cup) Fresh Lime Juice (or True Lime)


  • Cut off ends of Yuca and then cut into 2 or three pieces.  Place on end and with a sharp knife, cut off the skin.  Cut Yuca in quarters lengthwise and cut out the woody core.  Place Yuca in Steamer Basket.
  • Select Sauté or Browning on pressure cooker and fully heat the cooking pot.
  • Add Oil and Onions and Sauté for 3 minutes.   Add Garlic and Butter and Sauté for 30 seconds more.
  • Stir in salt, orange juice and lime juice.
  • Place the steamer basket with the Yuca into cooking pot.
  • Lock on the lid and close pressure valve. Cook for 12 minutes on High Pressure. When the beep sounds, wait 10 minutes and then release the remaining pressure.
  • Remove the lid and transfer Yuca from the steamer basket, into the sauce in the cooking pot.  Select Sauté or browning and simmer to thicken sauce.
  • Place Yuca and Sauce in bowl and Garnish with Parsley.


If you don't have Fresh Citrus, True Lime and True Orange work equally as well.  Mix 4 teaspoons of each into 1 cup of Fresh Water.
For cooking without a Pressure Cooker, boil Yuca for 25 minutes.  Prepare Mojo in a Saucepan.