5 from 1 vote
lotus root soup with pork ribs|chinasichuanfood.com
Lotus Root Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Healthy and super easy Chinese style lotus roots soup, the same delicious as grandma cooks.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Lotus Root
Servings: 6
Calories: 316 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 500 g pork ribs
  • 2 sections lotus root (around 1000g) , peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 thumb ginger , smashed
  • 2 tbsp. peanuts
  • 4 L water ,
  • 2 tsp salt , or to taste
  • coriander or scallion , finely chopped for garnishing
  1. Clean the ribs under running water and then soak the ribs in clean water for 30 minutes. Change the water 2 times. Drain and set aside. 

  2. Rinse peanuts under running water.   Wash the lotus root and peel off the skin and cut into large chunks. Add peanuts, ginger and lotus root chunks into the stew pot. Add water in and cook a soup or bones procedure (around 40 minutes)

  3. When you are ready to serve  add salt to taste and cover the lid and stand for another 10 minutes. Serve with coriander or scallion. 

Recipe Notes

Note1: This step helps to produce a clear soup at the end. The foam that forms from the blood can stick to the pot and spoil the texture and taste.

Note2: Putting hot cooked ribs into cold water can cause the meat to tighten, which harms the texture.

Note3: If you are using high pressure cooker to stew this soup, the best water level is 2 cm to 4 cm higher than the ingredients. However with a regular pot, you may need to add more water to compensate for evaporation.

Nutrition Facts
Lotus Root Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 943mg 39%
Potassium 1598mg 46%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 12g 48%
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin C 133.3%
Calcium 15%
Iron 19.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.