Chenpi Lotus Seed Lily Red Bean Tangyuan 陳皮蓮子百合紅豆湯圓

Embrace Mid-Autumn with Seasonal Ingredients: Easy Recipe for Instant Pot "Chenpi Lotus Seed Dried Lily Bulb Red Bean Tangyuan"

The Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching, and it's time to enjoy a bowl of delicious tangyuan (glutinous rice balls) to celebrate. However, this year, why not put a little more thought into making "Chenpi Lotus Seed Dried Lily Bulb Red Bean Tangyuan"? The ingredients used in this recipe are perfect for the autumn season, adding an extra touch of delight to your Mid-Autumn celebration. In this simple recipe, we will be using an Instant Pot for convenience. We'll also introduce the benefits, preparation, and symbolism behind "Chenpi Lotus Seed Dried Lily Bulb Red Bean Soup."

Benefits of Chenpi, Lotus Seeds, Dried Lily Bulbs, and Red Beans

When it comes to ingredients like chenpi, lotus seeds, dried lily bulbs, and red beans, they are not only delicious but also offer numerous health benefits. Here are the benefits of these ingredients and how you can reap the advantages:


  • Relieves Digestive Discomfort: Chenpi helps alleviate stomach discomfort, such as bloating and indigestion.
  • Boosts Appetite: It stimulates the taste buds, increasing appetite, making it particularly beneficial for those with a reduced appetite.
  • Improves Digestive Function: Chenpi aids in balancing digestive functions, promoting better food digestion and reducing gastrointestinal discomfort.

Lotus Seeds:

  • Tonifies Spleen and Kidney: Lotus seeds help regulate spleen function, enhancing food digestion and absorption, particularly beneficial for those with spleen deficiencies. They also nourish kidney yin, strengthening kidney function.
  • Calms the Mind and Soothes: Lotus seeds have a calming effect on the mind, reducing stress and anxiety, helping to maintain emotional balance.

Dried Lily Bulbs:

  • Nourishes Yin and Moistens the Lungs: It has moistening properties that help alleviate dry coughs and respiratory discomfort.
  • Clears Heat and Calms the Mind: It contributes to emotional calmness, reducing anxiety and stress, promoting restful sleep.

Red Beans:

  • Clears Heat and Detoxifies: Red beans help eliminate harmful substances from the body, improving immune function.
  • Diuretic and Reduces Edema: Red beans have diuretic properties, helping eliminate excess fluids, beneficial for reducing swelling.

Chen Pi Lotus Seeds Dried Lily Bulbs Red Beans

Our soups, such as Dried Cordyceps Flower Soup, Dried Radix Ophiopogonis Soup, Sichuan Fritillary Bulb Sea Coconut Soup, Ginseng Glehnia Root Soup, also incorporate lotus seeds and dried lily bulbs, enhancing the soothing and health-boosting effects of the soups.

Ingredients and Quantities for Making "Chenpi Lotus Seed Dried Lily Bulb Red Bean Tangyuan"

(Serves 3-4 people)
  • Chenpi: 1 large piece
  • Lotus Seeds: 30g
  • Dried Lily Bulbs: 30g
  • Red Beans: 200g
  • Tangyuan: Quantity depends on personal preference
  • Rock Sugar: 2 large pieces

Simple Preparation Method for "Chenpi Lotus Seed Dried Lily Bulb Red Bean Tangyuan"

In this cooking process, we will be using an Instant Pot for convenience.

  1. Start by soaking all the ingredients for approximately two hours, with red beans soaked overnight.
  2. After soaking, cut the chenpi into halves, with one half cut into strips for later use.
  3. For the red beans, blanch them briefly and rinse with cold water.
  4. Add 4L of water to the Instant Pot and add half of the chenpi.
  5. Use the Sauté mode to bring the water to a boil, then add the red beans and switch to the Soup mode for another half an hour.
  6. Open the lid and add the lotus seeds, dried lily bulbs, and the chenpi strips. Use the Soup mode to cook for an additional hour.
  7. Open the lid and add the rock sugar. Use the Sauté mode to cook for 15 minutes.
  8. Finally, add the pre-cooked tangyuan.

    Enjoy your delicious "Chenpi Lotus Seed Dried Lily Bulb Red Bean Tangyuan"!

    Chenpi Lotus Seed Lily Red Bean Tangyuan 陳皮蓮子百合紅豆湯圓

    Symbolism of Lotus Seed Dried Lily Bulb Red Bean Soup

    Lotus seed dried lily bulb red bean soup is a common dessert at wedding banquets. Beyond its sweet flavor, it carries beautiful blessings. Firstly, the homophonic sound of lotus seeds and lily symbolizes the newlyweds' "hundred years of harmony and the continuous birth of noble offspring," signifying a lifetime of happiness and the arrival of healthy and happy generations. Additionally, the red color of the red beans, in traditional culture, represents celebration and also symbolizes love and longing. Therefore, lotus seed dried lily bulb red bean soup is a symbol of sweetness, happiness, and love at wedding banquets.

    Symbolism of Tangyuan

    Tangyuan's round shape represents reunion and completeness. Especially during festivals like the Winter Solstice, Lantern Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival, families usually gather to make and enjoy tangyuan, symbolizing the importance of family harmony and kinship. Tangyuan not only represents family reunions but also symbolizes auspiciousness and blessings. The name tangyuan sounds similar to "tuanyuan" in Chinese, meaning "reunion." Therefore, people often make good wishes while eating tangyuan, hoping to reunite with family and friends. Additionally, tangyuan is usually sweet, symbolizing a sweet life. Tangyuan also marks the changing of seasons, signifying the end of winter and the arrival of spring, representing the cycle of life and hope.

    We hope you can enjoy the warmth while savoring this delicious treat.

    Wishing you a joyful Mid-Autumn Festival!

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