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Stuffed Lotus Root with Sticky Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Sweet stuffed lotus root with sticky rice
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Lotus Root, Sticky Rice
Servings: 2
Calories: 524 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 2 sections lotus root , larger ones
  • 1/2 cup sticky rice , 40g
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 80 g white sugar
  • 2 tbsp. honey or osmanthus syrup
  • 2 red dates , optional
  1. Rinse sticky rice 2 or 3 times and then soak with clean water for 1 hour or in fridge overnight. Drain and then mix well with around 2 tablespoons of white sugar.
  2. Peel the rind off and cut around 1 to 1.5 inches from one end of the lotus root to serve as a lid.
  3. Stuff the lotus root with sticky rice, slightly shake the lotus root or use a chopstick to push the rice grains into the holes. And then cover the lid and fix with toothpicks.
  4. Add lotus root to a small pot and add water to cover. Place brown sugar, white sugar and red dates.Bring to boil and then simmer for around 20 minutes. Then flip them and continue simmering for 15 to 20 minutes. A short way is to cook in high pressure cooker for 30 minutes.
  5. Cut the stuffed lotus roots into slices and drizzle with osmanthus syrup or honey.
Recipe Notes

For larger holes, try to pick fat and short lotus root sections. If you love a deeper browned color, use brown sugar only and skip white sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Lotus Root with Sticky Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 524
% Daily Value*
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 485mg14%
Carbohydrates 128g43%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 76g84%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.