Black bean really comes in handy in my kitchen. Whenever I lack of fresh ingredients for soup, black bean soup will be the soup of the day. The soup is nutritious as the black bean contains fiber, protein, flavonoid anti-oxidant, vitamins and minerals. More info can be found here.
Some people boil the soup with dong quai, but I used to boil the black bean soup with garlic and pork ribs, and seasoned with light soy sauce. That's about it, and finally let the slow cooker perform the simmering job. It sounds extremely easy, right?
Black Bean Soup
150 grams black bean, rinsed with running water
1 bulb of garlic, peeled
200 grams of pork ribs, blanched
1.5 liter water
light soy sauce to taste
1. Add pork rib, black bean and garlic to the slow cooker pot.
2. Bring water to boil in a pot. Pour it into the slow cooker pot. Leave the ingredients to cook under high heat for at least 3 hours. Then shift it to low heat and leave it simmers for another 2 hours or until the bean is softened.
3. Add light soy sauce to taste. Serve hot with rice.