lotus root soup instant pot recipe
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LOTUS ROOT AND PORK BONE SOUP (蓮藕豬骨湯)

Lotus roots and pork bone soup is a traditional Chinese cuisine. Also, this recipe has both top stove and instant pot pressure cooker method.
Course Soup
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 74kcal
Author Tracy O.

Ingredients

  • 1 piece Lotus root (around 1 lb)
  • 1.5 lbs Pork bones
  • 1/2 cup Green mung beans
  • 8 cups Water (top stove method use 10 cups) 
  • Salt to your taste

Instructions

Instructions for instant pot method:

  • Wash, peel the skin, and cut lotus root into slices
  • Wash and rinse green mug beans and pork bones. Then, put all the ingredients into the instant pot pressure cooker and add 8 cups of water.
  • After that, cover the lid and close the vent. Next, put the manual button and adjust time for 65 minuets and natural release. 
  • Skimming the fat (you can buy this type of strainer from Amazon). Then, add salt to your taste.

Instructions for top stove method:

  • Wash, peel the skin, and cut lotus root into slices
  • Wash and rinse green mug beans and pork bones. Then, put all the ingredients into a pot and add 10 cups of water.
  • Turn on fire to medium high until the water is boiling. After that, turn the fire to low and simmer for around 2 hours.
  • Skimming the fat (you can buy this type of strainer from Amazon). Then, add salt to your taste.

Notes

Cooking tips for making lotus root and pork soup:

  • First, wash and peel lotus roots.
  • Then, cut them about 1/4 inch thick. 
  • Some people like to boil pork bones to remove excess blood and fat before making soup. However, I just wash and rinse the pork bones with hot water because it is easier. After that, I use a skimmer to remove fat when the soup is done.
  • Also, if you use top stove method, just add 2 more cups of water and simmer for around 2 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg