Saturday, October 11, 2008

Dried Lily Buds with Red Date and Mushroom Soup

This soup is real simple, quick to cook and yet scrumptious and full of nutrients. Dried lily bulbs have lots of protein, iron, vitamin A, some calcium and phosphorous. It also calms the nerves, revitalizes the blood and strengthens brain function too. With red dates, this soup helps to improve qi, boost blood circulation and calms the spirit as well.

It would be a good bowl of hot soup for confinement.

Preparation: 5 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)

° 25g dried lily bud, trimmed, soaked and knotted
° 8 seedless red dates
° 4 Chinese dried mushroom, soaked
° 1 slice ginger
° 500ml water or vegetable stock
° salt, to taste
° granulated mushroom bouillon (optional), to taste
° some coriander leaves (optional), for garnish

1. Place dried lily bud, red dates, mushrooms, ginger and water in a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
2. Season to taste with salt and granulated mushroom bouillon.
3. Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

1 comment:

Melody said...

i just bought some dried lily buds-- I will try this recipe! Thank you! :)

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