Lotus root soup with red beans

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As the old Chinese saying goes " Confinement well done, your troubles thereafter are none." Here is a popular confinement soup recipe believed to increase milk supply.

As the old Chinese saying goes " Confinement well done, your troubles thereafter are none." Here is a popular confinement soup recipe believed to increase milk supply:

What you need:

1/2 lotus root with 2 or 3 sections

100g red beans (or adzuki beans)

2 honey dates

1 litres chicken stock

salt and pepper to taste

What you do:

1) Wash and soak the red beans overnight. Drain before use

2) Clean lotus root and rinse well, slice and set aside (soak in water with a splash of vinegar to keep it from browning)

3) Bring chicken stock to a boil; add the red beans and cook at high heat for 15 minutes

4) Lower the heat and simmer for 1 hour

5) Add lotus root and honey dates. Continue to simmer for 2 hours

6) Add salt and pepper to taste before serving.

 

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Nasreen Majid