TM6 Lotus Root Pork Ribs Soup

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TM6 Lotus Root Pork Ribs Soup

An all time favorite for both adults and children alike. Easy to cook and soothing for the stomach. The pork ribs in the soup will be soft and tender to be eaten and the lotus roots provide dietary fiber in place of green leafy vegetables which many children struggle to eat.

Makes 2 servings

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Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 90 mins Total Time 2 hrs Difficulty: Beginner Cooking Temp: 100  °C Servings: 2 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Cooking via pot / pressure cooker / XL slow cooker (serves 4)


    1. Clean and wash all the ingredients thoroughly.
    2. Place all the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl. Fill water up till the max level and add 1 teaspoon of salt.
    3. Set the Thermomix boil at to 45 minutes, 100 degrees C and speed 0.5 covered (to prevent unnecessary loss of water through steam).
    4. Check the water level. If the water level dropped significantly, add water to between the 1.5L and max marking in the bowl. Do not add beyond the max level.
    5. Set the Thermomix boil for a further 45 minutes, 90 degrees C and speed 0.5, covered.
    6. You may now switch off the Thermomix and leave the soup in the bowl covered until it is ready to be served.
    7. Re-heat soup for 15 minutes, 100 degrees C, speed 0.5 prior to serving. Add more salt if desired.
    8. Serve with chopped Chinese coriander (optional)


  1. For instructions on cooking this soup (4 servings) with a regular 5L pot or pressure cooker or XL slow cooker, please refer to the other version of this recipe.
  2. Soaking pork bones in cold water for 30 minutes then blanching in boiling water for 2 minutes removes blood and "smell" from the bones prior to cooking.
  3. For crunchier lotus roots with more fibre, pick the light pink / brown ones.
  4. For softer lotus roots, pink the dark pink ones.
  5. If you use a pressure cooker, the lotus roots will not be crunchy but soft as the high pressure will break down the fibrous structure of the lotus roots. The pork ribs and soft bones will also be very tender due to the high pressure.
  6. Do not open the lid/cover of the pot while the soup is resting to prevent bacteria from entering the pot. The pot is sterilized from the boiling and will remain sterile until the cover is opened. 
Keywords: lotus root, soup, pork ribs, thermomix
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