Soup Name: Black Beans Herbal Soup

What Ingredients are required?

1 whole chicken (black)
50 g black beans
15 g dried chinese yam
15 g dried wolfberries
15 g codonopsis pilosula root (dang shen)
15 g astragalus root
10 g dried longan
6 large dried dates
600 mL hot water

How do I prepare it?

  1. Prepare the chicken
  2. Thoroughly rinse all herbs in running water
  3. Pan fry the black beans without any oil
  4. Put all ingredients inside a double-boiler pot
  5. Add hot water
  6. Cover and boil for 2 to 3 hours
  7. Salt (optional) and enjoy

Any benefits?

  • Black bean herbal soup is a popular soup for confinement with several variations (including the addition of old ginger and sesame oil).
  • The black beans are highly nutritious and this particular soup is low in fat.
  • This soup can be combined with a bowl of simple white rice for a complete meal

Any precautions?

  • None that I can think of.   Simply eat everything in moderation.  Enjoy!