August 24, 2017
Friday Soup Series- Hairy gourd soup with rice sprouts and malt
When you feel like you don’t have any appetite but want a bowl of light soup, this hairy gourd soup with rice sprouts and malt makes a great choice. The ingredients are simple, you just need some fresh vegetables and rice sprouts and malt which are great to help with indigestion and strengthening the stomach. It is helpful to alleviate lack of appetite and stagnation. When you don’t have an appetite, avoid greasy things and try this refreshing vegetarian soup!
Ingredients: 2-3 hairy gourds, 1 carrot, 20g rice sprouts, 20g malt, 300g sprouts (about half catty), 2 slices of ginger
Preparation method: Rinse all ingredients thoroughly. Peel hairy gourd and carrot and cut into pieces. Combine ingredients with 2000ml of water in a pot, and place over high heat until the water boils. Switch to low heat and simmer for an additional hour. Add salt to taste.
Effects: Strengthens the spleen and nourishes the stomach, relieves stagnation. Alleviates decrease in appetite and feeling of fullness and stagnation.