Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Bean Soup

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
Serves 3-4

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.


Criz Lai said...

Can I have a bowl? It has been a long time since I have this soup. :P Very nicely shot. :)

New Kid on the Blog said...

We'll put that into Pork Knuckle Vinegar. :)

LimeCake said...

I've never had this before. Looks delicious, and simple to make!

Smoky Wok (formerly Tastes of Home) said...

I love this simple yet nutritious and tasty soup.. thanks for reminding me of this! your version looks yummy :D

Elin Chia said... bean soup is good for health:) thanks for this simple and easy cooking method...I almost forgot about slow cooker :)


Noob Cook said...

This is one of my fave Chinese soups, it has a deep taste and so healthy. Yours look so tempting :)

Priya Suresh said...

Love black bean soup, looks yummy.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

this is like a bowl of gem, full of nutritions!

foodntravella said...

I love drinking soup....mayb next time I shall put in black beans inside my tong kwai soup!

WendyinKK said...

I did this some time back but without the garlic.
I think the garlic will be a very nice addition.
I'll try that next time.

Anonymous said...

Delicious looking black bean soup. Can one substitute the pork with black chicken in the soup?

ann low said...

I never had black bean soup funny right? Must try this some day :)

j3ss kitch3n said...

been ages since i drank this soup! very yummy and nutritious!

mycookinghut said...

This looks very comforting! I really need a bowl now to warm myself up!

Little Inbox said...

Hi Criz, sure! :P

New Kid, hmm? Add black bean into pork knuckle vinegar? Sounds interesting. :)

LimeCake, yes, it's very easy to cook this soup.

Jen, thanks. So, it's time for you to cook this soup again?

Little Inbox said...

Elin, haha, you know, slow cooker is my good kitchen maid. I use it most of the time to boil soup.

noobcook, thanks. For those who has not tasted this soup, it's very hard to imagine how delicious this soup is. :)

Priya, thanks.

Sonia, yes. Totally correct!

Little Inbox said...

foodntravella, there was once my buddy told me that she used to add few slices of tong quai in her black bean soup. But, I have not done so. :P

wendy, this is my mum's cooking method. I learn from her.

Mei Teng, yes you can, and the soup is even more nutritious.

Little Inbox said...

Anncoo, this soup is highly recommended. You should give it a try.

j3ss kitch3n, sounds like it's time to boil this soup again? :)

mycookinghut, come let me serve you a big bowl of warm soup. :)

tigerfish said...

Wooo, does the black beans make the soup dark in color?

Joey Y said...

Wow, easy soup recipe! Going to try this soon! :)

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My Taste Heaven said...

Oo...havent had this for quite some time, they say this is good for turning hair black!! true?! i dont know but my mom made me drink lots when i was young XD


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