Pumpkin Red Date Soup with Rice Wine

Pumpkin red date soup is my favourite soup among all soups. According to ancient Chinese medicine theories, this recipe has positive effects to those suffering from bronchus asthma.
Pumpkin Red Date Soup with Rice Wine
Pumpkin contains rich vitamin E and beta carotene, so pumpkin has antioxidant, anti-aging effect, and can protect eyesight. As the food source of vitamin A, compared with liver, egg yolk etc., pumpkin is quite economical. Red date contains high vitamins, so it has a good effect on tonifying the blood. Then let me show how to cook delicious soup.

Ingredients:

200g pumpkins; 12 red dates; 100g rice wine

Seasoning: 1/2 tbsp red sugar

Directions:

1. Prepare all the materials including pumpkins, red dates, and rice wine. Wash and clean red dates and infuse them in water for a while.

Pumpkin Red Date Soup with Rice WinePumpkin Red Date Soup with Rice Wine

2. Add water and red dates in a saucepan and bring to boil. Peel off the pumpkins.

Pumpkin Red Date Soup with Rice WinePumpkin Red Date Soup with Rice Wine

3. After cooking red dates for 10 minutes, add pumpkins into the saucepan, and continue to cook. During the cooking process, skimmer off the scum.

Pumpkin Red Date Soup with Rice WinePumpkin Red Date Soup with Rice Wine

4. When boiling, add rice wine and cook for 2 minutes. Then add 1/2 tbsp red sugar into the saucepan. Then bring into boiling and switch off the heat.

Pumpkin Red Date Soup with Rice WinePumpkin Red Date Soup with Rice Wine

Cooking tips: using salt can easily clean red dates. Don’t cook rice wine too long, two minutes is enough otherwise the taste will become a bit sour.

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