I always love a good bowl of soup, which completes a meal. I can eat good soup with rice anytime. When C started solids, I also prepare soup-porridge for her. Because of this, I make sure my soups are always nutrients packed, cooked with real fresh foods. As both the husband and I work during the day, I don’t always have the luxury of time to cook after work. Hence whenever we do eat home (not at our parents’), I will try to make sure we have at least a hearty bowl of soup. I use the slow cooker to cook the soups. I will pre-blanched and prepare the ingredients the night before, throw them all into the slow cooker in the morning before I leave for work and voila, a pot of soup for dinner at the end of the day!
In this post I am going to share with a simple recipe for lotus root soup (red about the nutritional facts of lotus root here)
- 1 large lotus root
- 300g pork bones (I usually use pork but I am using chicken bones here: about 1 whole and 2 thigh bones)
- 4-5 red dates or honey dates
- A palmful of goji berries
- 1.5-2 litres water
- Salt to taste
- Blanch the bones to get rid of the impurities and such.
- Wash, peel and slice the lotus root.
- Rinse the other ingredients.
- Place all ingredients in slow cooker and fill up the pot with water.
- Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
- Season with salt to taste.