Chinese Sweet Red Bean Soup

Recipe by Nolita_Food
READY IN: 26hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 13 - 12
    cup sugar
  • 1
    cup red beans (soaked in cold water overnight)
  • 13
    cup dried lotus seeds (at asian grocery stores or health food stores, soaked in cold water overnight)
  • 1
    tablespoon vanilla
  • 14
    cup pearl tapioca (optional)
  • 14
    cup glutten rice balls (can be found at asian grocery stores) (optional)
  • 7
    cups water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine water and beans in a large pot, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer, cook uncovered till beans are tender (about 2 hours?).
  • Add lotus seed and sugar (plus tapioca and rice balls if you choose to), cook until soup thickens a little and lotus seeds are tender, but not mushy (20 minutes).
  • Add vanilla, serve hot for a perfect winter dessert, or you can let the soup cool down, then add ice.
  • With this basic recipe, you can take out all the beans, increase the amount of lotus seeds and have a lotus seeds sweet soup instead.
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