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Chinese Stir-Fried Lotus Root With Pork Recipe

Updated on March 15, 2012
Lotus rood stir-fry with pork
Lotus rood stir-fry with pork | Source

This is a stir-fried dish with uncommon ingredients: lotus root. This vegetable is root or rhizome of lotus flower plant. It has nice crisp, creamy and starchy texture. It's high in fibre, vitamin B, vitamin C, minerals and low in fat. This starchy vegetable is not only popular in East Asia, but also in Southern and Southeast Asia.

Chinese believe lotus root is a "cooling foods" or food with yin attributes. There are several ways to fix lotus root: soup, salad, stir-fry, braised, deep-fry, pickling, etc. Here is an easy recipe to make stir-fry lotus rood with pork. Lotus root is available in Asian grocery, either fresh or frozen.

Fresh lotus root
Fresh lotus root | Source

What You Need


1 lotus root

1/3 cup sliced straw mushroom

4 oz pork, thinly sliced

8 oz snow peas

3 slices ginger

1 tbsp cooking oil

3 spring onions, thinly sliced


3 tbsp chicken broth

1 tsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp ground white pepper

1 tbsp Chinese rice wine

1 1/2 tsp soy sauce

1/3 tsp salt

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How to Fix

  • Cut and discard the lotus rood ends. Using a peeler, peel the lotus root. Then slice it into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  • Wash and rinse the lotus root under running water. Drain it in a colander. Set aside.
  • To make sauce: combine sesame oil, chicken broth, ground white pepper, rice wine, salt and soy sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Heat a wok over high heat. When hot, add cooking coil and ginger slices. Stir-fry until the ginger is fragrant. Thrown the pork in and stir-fry 1 minute or until fragrant. Add in lotus root. Continue to stir-fry 1 minute. Then add in snow peas and mushrooms. Stir-fry for another 1 minute to combine.
  • Pour in sauce mixture. Stir-fry until they are crisp-tender. Last thrown in the spring onions. Stir rapidly to combine. Turn off the heat. Transfer to serving dish.

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    • jojokaya profile image

      jojokaya 5 years ago from USA

      chspublish: Thanks. Delicious and starchy..

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      jojokaya 5 years ago from USA

      @LoriSoard: its delicious... Thanks for visiting

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      chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

      Hi, I can almost smell the delicious dish...mmmm! Lotus root - very exotic!! And it does look like potato!

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      LoriSoard 5 years ago from Henryville, Indiana

      Yum. I've never tried Lotus root, but going to give this recipe a try.