Steamed Lotus Root Stuffed with Sweet Sticky Rice or Honey-stewed Lotus Root Stuffed with Sticky Rice is a popular snack in the southern area of Yangtze River. The uncooked sticky rice is stuffed into the lotus root with osmanthus honey to make the unique Chinese dessert, one of the traditional dishes in the southern area of Yangtze River which enjoys a good reputation for the sweet flavor with osmanthus fragrance.
Lotus root: Among the root foods, lotus root is the one with higher iron content and very suitable for patients of iron-deficiency anemia. Lotus root, with limited sugar content and rich vitamin C and dietary fiber, is helpful to those with liver disease, constipation, diabetes and other deficiency syndromes. Rich in iron, calcium and other trace elements as well as plant protein, vitamins and starch, it helps tonify Qi and blood and enhance immunity. The sputum is also rich in vitamin K, which has the effect of contracting blood vessels. It’s very suitable for pregnant women. It can also eliminate heat, so a good summer food.
Sticky rice: Sticky rice contains protein and rich nutrients, fat, sugar, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, niacin and starch. It is a warm-natured food which can alleviate deficiency-cold in spleen and stomach, poor appetite, abdominal distension and diarrhea. Also, it is a good choice for diet therapy against frequent urination and night sweating.
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Raw material ratio: lotus root 300g, glutinous rice 100g, brown sugar 25g, sweet-scented osmanthus honey 15ml, red dates 10g
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