This Watercress and Pork Rib Soup is a good springtime soup that tastes fresh, clean and delicious. A lot of Chinese restaurants serve this as “Soup of the day” because it is very nutritious, popular, easy to make and good for every one. When you make this soup at home you will know for sure there is no MSG added. Watercress contains significant amounts of iron, calcium and folic acid, in addition to vitamin A and vitamin C.
Chinese Watercress with Pork Ribs Soup
- 250 g pork ribs
- 15 pitted red dates
- 1 tablespoon wolfberries, soaked in a small bowl of water till puffy
- 200 g watercress, ends trimmed, then roughly cut
- 5 cups water
- sea salt, to taste
- Blanch pork ribs in boiling water for about 5 minutes, to remove the scum so that you have clear soup later.
- In a large soup pot, add water, red dates, blanched pork ribs and watercress. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer <em>(with lid partially closed)</em> for about 40 minutes.
- Five minutes before you turn off the flame, add the soaked wolfberries. Season with salt and serve with steamed rice.
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