Black Sugar Stuffed Lotus Root
Black Sugar Stuffed Lotus Root
Sweeten up your meals with this yummy Chinese dessert.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Braising
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
  • 2 Lotus Root - washed and peeled
  • 80 grams Glutinous Rice - soaked for 2 hours then drain.
  • 100 grams Brown Sugar
  • Enough water to cover the lotus root in a pot
  1. Cut 1 inch from one end of the lotus root and save this part as a “lid”.
  2. Carefully stuff all tubes of the lotus root with soaked glutinous rice, using a chopstick to push the rice in.
  3. After you have stuffed the lotus root, use 4 toothpicks or bamboo skewers to fasten the “lid” to the lotus root.
  4. In a pot of boiling water, stir in the brown sugar until it has dissolved.
  5. Add lotus root into the pot, then simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Flip the lotus root. The braising should be done at low heat for about 4 hours.
  7. Remove lotus root from pot and let it cool on a chopping board.
  8. Slice lotus root to even 0.8cm slices and place it on a serving plate.
  9. Pour some brown sugar syrup on top and it’s ready to serve.

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