How to Make Lotus Root Soup

How to Make Lotus Root Soup

Lotus Root Soup is a popular Chinese soup that is also served under different names in Japan, India, and Pakistan. Lotus Root Soup usually contains chicken bones, ginger, and red dates. Lotus root is the main ingredient and where the soup gets its name.

Lotus Root Soup Recipe

You will need the following before making the soup:

2 lotus roots
1 pint of water
1 pound of chicken bones
1/4 pound of red dates

Clean the lotus roots to remove any dirt and cut off the end of the root. Slice the root about a half inch thick.

Bring the water to a rolling boil in a soup pot.

Add the lotus roots, ginger, red dates, and chicken bones to the boiling water.

Let the water return to a boil for a few minutes, then turn down to medium heat so it simmers. Add spices if desired such as peppers, etc…

Allow the lotus root soup to simmer for approx one hour. For more flavor, turn the heat down to low and let the soup simmer for two to three hours.

Lotus Root Soup is best served hot in a soup bowl.

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