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red bean soup|chinasichuanfood.com
Red Bean Soup Recipe
Prep Time
1 d
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 d 1 hr
Healthy Chinese red bean soup with coconut milk and sago.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: red bean
Servings: 4
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1.5 cup red beans ,azuki beans
  • 6 cups water ,5 cups for high pressure cooker
  • 3 tbsp. rock sugar or to taste
  • 1 piece dried tangerine peel
Serve with sago
  • 1/2 cup sago
Serve with small mochi or sticky rice balls
  • 50 g sticky rice flour
  • 45 ml warm water
  1. Pre-soak the azuki beans in water overnight if you are using ordinary cooker. For high pressure cooker, soaking process is not a must but also recommended.
  2. Put rock sugar, soaked beans, water and orange peels in a large pot. Bring all the content to a boil and then cook for 15 minutes. Turn off the fire and let the beans cool down slightly, with the lid covered. Then re-start the fire and continue simmer for 30 minutes until the beans are completely soft. Season with sugar.
Serve the sago
  1. Cook the sago with boiling water for around 10 minutes and then set aside with lid covered for around 15 minutes. The white hearts of sago should almost disappear when cooked. In order to remove the sticky feeling of cooked sago, we need to rinse in cold water for at least 1 minute.
  2. Blend the red bean soup until quite smoothy and then mix with sago.
Serve with small sticky rice balls
  1. Mix 50g sticky rice flour with 45ml water. Knead well and then divide into 30 small portions and round each into a ball. Next time, cook the sticky rice balls in hot boiling water for 5-6 minutes. Transfer the sticky rice balls to serving bowls with red bean soup.
Recipe Notes

To cook the red bean soup within a high pressure cooker, there is no need to pre-soak the beans, just place red beans, water and tangerine peel and let the cooker help you to cook for 30 to 40 minutes. Higher pressure mode can greatly shorten the time.

Nutrition Facts
Red Bean Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238
% Daily Value*
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 277mg8%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.