Recipe: Shiitake Carrot Lotus Seed Soup
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 2 - 3
  • 6 shiitake mushrooms, rinsed and soaked for 1 hour or until soft
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 tbsp lotus seeds, rinsed and soaked for 30 minutes
  • 5 cups of water
  • ⅛ tsp of cane sugar (or small amounts of honey) to taste
  1. Rinse and peel carrots. Cut carrots to 1" thick slices and set aside.
  2. Slice off and save the stump of the shiitake mushroom.
  3. Place all ingredients in a soup pot and add 5 cups of cold water. Boil on high heat until the liquid bubbles. Reduce the heat and simmer over low heat for 1.5 hours. Set the timer.
  4. When the soup is ready, add a dash of cane sugar or honey to enhance the sweetness of the shiitake mushroom and carrots. Serve
1. See the Shiitake Mushroom ingredient page for more information on preparation methods and health benefits.
Recipe by Chinese Soup Pot at