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
- Peel and thoroughly wash the wild lotus root. Rinse the holes of the lotus root with water.
- Cut the cleaned lotus root into large chunks and soak in water.
- Put blanched pork ribs, lotus root chunks, green onion pieces, ginger slices, and garlic cloves into a pressure cooker.
- Add an appropriate amount of light soy sauce and Sichuan peppercorns, and a few drops of aged vinegar.
- After the pressure cooker reaches pressure, cook for 30 minutes, then let it sit for an additional 10 minutes before opening the lid.
- Season with a little salt, sprinkle with chopped green onions, and add a few drops of sesame oil for flavor.
- 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