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gobo soup with carrot, job's tear and pork bones
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Gobo Root Soup

Simple and tasty burdock root soup is an Asian style soup. This gobo soup recipe has only a few ingredients. Also, this recipe has both instant pot and stove top methods. 
Course Soup
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 210kcal
Author Tracy O.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds Golden gobo roots (Burdock roots)
  • 2 Carrots (medium sized)
  • 1 cup Job's tear (Chinese pearl barley)
  • 1.5 pounds Pork bones (around 3 pieces)
  • 10 cups Water (If stove top method, use 12 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (adjust salt to your taste)

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

  • Wash 1.5 pounds of burdock roots and peel off skin. Then, cut them into slices. 
  • After that, wash and slice 2 medium sized of carrots. 
  • Next, rinse and drain 1 cup of Chinese pearl barley, job's tears.
  • The following, put the sliced gobo roots into the instant pot pressure cooker. 
  • Then, put sliced carrots from step 2, a cup of job's tears and 1.5 pounds of pork bones into the instant pot pressure cooker. (Some like to boil the pork bones to remove fat and extra blood before making soup.)
  • Pour 10 cups of water. Close the lid and vent. Then, push the button manual, adjust the time for 65 minutes and natural release pressure. 
  • When the soup is done, use a strainer to remove fat. And, add 1 teaspoon of salt. (adjust salt to your taste.) 

Stove Top Instructions:

  • Wash 1.5 pounds of burdock roots and peel off  skin. Then, cut them into slices.
  • After that, wash and slice 2 medium sized carrots.
  • Next, rinse and drain 1 cup of Chinese pearl barley, job's tears.
  • The following, put the sliced gobo roots into a pot. 
  • Then, put sliced carrots from step 2, a cup of job's tears and 1.5 pounds of pork bones into the pot. (Some like to boil the pork bones to remove fat and extra blood before making soup.)
  • Pour 12 cups of water. Turn on medium to high fire until it's boiling. Then, turn the fire to small and simmer for 2 hours. 
  • When the soup is done, use a strainer to remove fat. And, add 1 teaspoon of salt. (adjust salt to your taste.) 

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Notes

Cooking tips for how to make burdock root soup: 

  • Wash and use a knife to peel off gobo roots skin. 
  • Some like to boil the pork bones to remove fat and extra blood before making soup.
  • If you use the top stove method, add 2 more cups of water.
  • Add salt to your taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 789mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3397IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg