How to make Instant Pot Lotus Root Soup – simple and healthy! | Home Cooking with Mom

You’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

Having lotus root soup (蓮藕湯) during Chinese New Year is a must have staple because it symbolizes ‘abundance’, since the name pronounced in Cantonese sounds love “having money year after year”. This Instant Pot soup is also warm and nourishing, which is perfect during the winter months.

Ingredient list:
– lotus root 蓮藕 (liánǒu)
– pork shoulder
– dried octopus 章魚幹 (Zhāng yú gàn)
– mung beans 绿豆 (lǜdòu)
– Chinese mushrooms 冬菇 (dōng gū)
– dried honey dates 蜜棗 (mì zǎo)
– water
– salt

You can find fresh lotus roots and the port shoulder at most Asian supermarkets. The other ingredients you can find at an Asian dried foods/herbal store.

You can use pork bones in the soup instead of the pork shoulder, but I love to save the leftover ingredients and make it into a delicious lotus root dish. The pork shoulder works a lot better in the dish, make sure you look for the video next week and I can to show you how to make it 🙂

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