Japanese Lotus Root Soup With Beans

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Warm up this winter with this easy and delicious Japanese Lotus Root Soup recipe! This heartwarming dish is sure to become a family favorite!

Creamy lotus root soup served in a bowl.

Lotus root, a nutritious and crunchy vegetable, enhances diverse dishes, but one of our favorites is this delightful soup! You will enjoy the satisfying texture and the tasty flavor within a creamy, gluten-free base.

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love Japanese soup.
  • You want to make a creamy lotus root soup.
  • You are looking for a hearty lotus root recipe.

Let’s get started!

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

  • Vegetables – Lotus root and essential vegetables like onion and carrot. You can also add other vegetables such as broccoli, green beans, bell peppers, shiitake mushrooms, shimeji mushrooms, or button mushrooms for variety.
  • Cooked beans – I opt for soybeans in this recipe as I always have frozen soybeans in the freezer. You can easily substitute them with lentil beans or chickpeas.
  • Rice Flour – Adding flour is essential for creating a creamy texture. I use rice flour in this recipe, but you can substitute it with all-purpose flour for the same creamy result.
  • Cooking Oil – Olive oil is used in this recipe, but you have the flexibility to use any cooking oil or butter.
  • Vegetable bouillon powder – Vegetable bouillon powder (vegan) is recommended for a savory base. You can substitute it with vegetable broth if you don’t have it.
  • Soy milk – Unsweetened plain soy milk is the milk of choice for this recipe. However, you can substitute it with other plant-based milk options like almond milk, coconut milk, or rice milk.
  • Salt and black pepper (or white pepper) to adjust the taste.

Where to Buy Japanese Ingredients

If you live in the US, you can find Japanese ingredients in the list below.

  • Japanese market: Mitsuwa MarketplaceMarukai
  • Asian market
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Health food stores
  • Online stores: Instacart, Walmart, Amazon

🔪Instructions

Let’s go over how to make this Japanese lotus root soup.

1. Chop onion, carrot, and lotus root.

2. Soak the lotus root for 5 minutes and drain completely.

3. Put chopped onion, carrot, and oil in a medium saucepan and cook until slightly tender over medium heat.

4. Add the lotus root to the saucepan and cook for a few minutes.

5. Turn off the heat, add the rice flour, and stir until the flour is fully incorporated.

6. Add the bouillon powder and butter, pour water and soy milk into the saucepan, and turn on the heat. Stir continuously to avoid lumps over medium heat.

7. Add beans and let it simmer over low heat.

8. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste and turn off the heat right before starting to boil.

Serve

Creamy lotus root soup served in a bowl.

Serve in a soup bowl and enjoy your best Japanese lotus root soup! It’s so warm and satisfy your appetite!

Storage

Transfer the soup to an airtight container or a glass jar and store it in the refrigerator. It can be stored for up to 2 to 3 days.

Helpful Tips

  • You can adjust the soup’s thickness to your liking by adding more water or soy milk until you achieve your desired texture.
  • Opt for smaller vegetable cuts or the convenience of pre-cut frozen veggies to save time in the kitchen. It’s a great way to shortcut your cooking.
  • For those who love Japanese miso paste, you will enjoy including it in the soup. It enriches the flavor and adds a delightful depth of umami.

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Creamy lotus root soup served in a saucepan.

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Japanese Lotus Root Soup With Beans

5 from 2 votes
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Juri Austin
Warm up this winter with this easy and delicious Japanese Lotus Root Soup recipe! This heartwarming dish is sure to become a family favorite!

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ½ Lotus root, 150g
  • ½ Onion
  • ¼ Carrot
  • ½ cup Cooked beans
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Bouillon Powder, 5g
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • cup Water, 360ml
  • cup Soy Milk, 360ml
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cut ingredients: Chop onion, carrot, and lotus root. Soak the lotus root for 5 minutes and drain completely.
  • Cook onion and carrot: Put chopped onion, carrot, and oil in a medium saucepan and cook until slightly tender over medium heat.
  • Add lotus root: Add the lotus root to the saucepan and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add rice flour: Turn off the heat, add the rice flour, and stir until the flour is fully incorporated.
  • Add bouillon, water, and soy milk: Add the bouillon powder and butter, pour water and soy milk into the saucepan, and turn on the heat. Stir continuously to avoid lumps over medium heat.
  • Add beans: Add beans and let it simmer over low heat.
  • Adjust the taste: Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste and turn off the heat right before starting to boil.

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Notes

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  • Storage: Transfer the soup to an airtight container or a glass jar and store it in the refrigerator. The soup can be stored for up to 2 to 3 days.
  • Adjust the soup’s thickness to your liking by adding more water or soy milk until you achieve your desired texture.
  • Opt for smaller vegetable cuts or the convenience of pre-cut frozen veggies to save time in the kitchen. It’s a great way to shortcut your cooking.
  • For those who love Japanese miso paste, you will enjoy including it in the soup. It enriches the flavor and adds a delightful depth of umami.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: japanese lotus root soup
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