How to Perfectly Cook Wild Lotus Root with Pork Ribs?

Q: Can I use regular lotus root instead of wild lotus root for this recipe?
A: Yes, regular lotus root can be substituted, but wild lotus root typically has a more distinct flavor.

Q: What is the purpose of soaking the lotus root in water after cutting?
A: Soaking prevents discoloration and removes any residual dirt or sand.

Q: Is it necessary to use a pressure cooker for this recipe?
A: Using a pressure cooker reduces cooking time and ensures the pork ribs are tender, but you can also use a regular pot with increased cooking time.

Wild Lotus Root Stewed with Pork Ribs


  • Wild Lotus Root, 1 piece
  • Pork Ribs, 1.5 pieces
  • Ginger Slices, 3 pieces
  • Sichuan Peppercorns, a handful
  • Green Onion, Garlic, Ginger, in appropriate amounts
  1. Peel and thoroughly wash the wild lotus root. Rinse the holes of the lotus root with water.
  2. Cut the cleaned lotus root into large chunks and soak in water.
  3. Put blanched pork ribs, lotus root chunks, green onion pieces, ginger slices, and garlic cloves into a pressure cooker.
  4. Add an appropriate amount of light soy sauce and Sichuan peppercorns, and a few drops of aged vinegar.
  5. After the pressure cooker reaches pressure, cook for 30 minutes, then let it sit for an additional 10 minutes before opening the lid.
  6. Season with a little salt, sprinkle with chopped green onions, and add a few drops of sesame oil for flavor.
  7. Serve hot - a nourishing and nutritious dish of Wild Lotus Root Stewed with Pork Ribs is ready!
  • Rich in dietary fiber and essential nutrients
  • Benefits spleen, aids digestion, and promotes blood circulation
  • Diuretic properties and helps in hydrating the body
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