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Red Bean Soup

Sweet red bean soup is a popular Chinese dessert mostly in China, Taiwan, and south east Asia. Also, it is categorized as dessert, tang shui, and literally translated as sugar water or sweet soup.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 142kcal
Author Tracy O.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Adzuki bean (red mung beans)
  • 2 small pieces Dried mandarin peel
  • 6 cups Water
  • ¾ cup Rock sugar Or Brown sugar (Add sugar to your taste)

Instructions

  • Wash or rinse a cup of red beans then put it in the instant pot, pressure cooker.
  • Next, add 2 small pieces of dried mandarin peels. 
  • After that, pour 6 cups of water. Close the lid and vent. Then, push the manual button and adjust time for 45 minutes at high pressure.
  • The following, quickly release the pressure and open the lid. Then, add ¾ cup of rock sugar or brown sugar (add sweet to your taste) and sauté for 30-40 mins until it thickens. Remember to stir it once a while to prevent the bottom from burning. (It depends what viscosity you want. The longer time it takes for sauté, the thicker it becomes.)

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Notes

Cooking tips for how to make hong dou tang (紅豆湯):

  • Wash and rinse adzuki beans (red beans) and dried mandarin peels
  • Put adzuki beans, dried mandarin peel and water into pressure cooker manual for 45 minutes at high pressure
  • After that quickly release the pressure, open the lid add ¾ cup of rock sugar or brown sugar (add sweet to your taste)
  • Sauté for 30-40 mins until it thickens. Remember to stir it once a while to prevent the bottom from burning. (It depends what viscosity you want. The longer time it takes for sauté, the thicker it becomes.)

 

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg