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Lotus root soup with adzuki

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Serves 6

Healthy, oriental recipe also appropriate for pregnant women

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  • 1 lotus root (dried lotus root should be soaked beforehand for max 2h)
  • 200g red beans (or adzuki beans)
  • 4 honey dates
  • 2 litres chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste


    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 cooke 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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