A bowl of lotus seed porridge in hot summer will easily make you forget the anxious mood in summer. Lotus seed has the effects of nourishing heart, mind, eyes, mind, spleen, stomach, diarrhea and essence, kidney and astringent essence. The content of calcium, phosphorus and potassium in lotus seed is also very rich, which can maintain muscle flexibility and heartbeat rhythm. Middle aged and old people, especially mental workers, often eat lotus seeds, which can help stabilize the mind and enhance memory. But lotus seeds are very troublesome to boil.
How can lotus seeds boil easily? Here are some tips:
1. Soak in hot alkaline water
Soak the lotus seeds in hot alkaline water with the ratio of alkali to water. After alkali dissolves, soak the lotus seeds for about one hour. Knead the lotus seeds with your hands. The skin peels off, and then soak them in hot water. The lotus seeds swell, and then boil and rot.
2. Put it in the freezer for one day
First put the lotus seeds in the freezer for a day, then take them out and boil them, they will easily rot. You don't need a pressure cooker to boil the lotus seeds. Just boil for 5 minutes, turn off the heat and put it on the stove. When the pot is a little cold, open the fire and boil it. Repeat three times. (this article is exclusively compiled by WYH, editor of sihai.com. If you need to reprint it, please indicate the source and source. Related article link: http://www.4hw.com.cn/life/jujia.html)
3. Put sugar when it's cooked
Lotus seeds can only be soaked for a short time (about 10 minutes) or not be soaked. If the lotus seeds are not boiled, it may be because the soaking time is too long, or because the sugar is put too early. Because the water inside has been resolved, the lotus seed will naturally shrivel, resulting in not rotting, so it's better to put sugar after it's rotting. (this article is exclusively compiled by WYH, editor of sihai.com. If you need to reprint it, please indicate the source and source. Related article link: http://www.4hw.com.cn/life/jujia.html)
Sulfur smoked lotus seeds do not rot, how to choose?
Never buy a very white lotus seed. A really good lotus seed is a little yellow and wrinkled. There is a little natural wrinkled skin or residual red skin on the appearance of high-quality lotus seeds, and there is swelling at the knife mark of low-quality lotus seeds; the hole of high-quality lotus seeds is smaller, and the hole of low-quality lotus seeds is larger.
The lotus seeds smoked with sulfur smell a pungent smell, and the lotus seeds can not be boiled. The boiled lotus seeds have a sour taste. A good lotus seed must be dry and free from moisture. The sound made by the very dry lotus seeds when they are kneaded in their hands is very loud and crisp. The sound of the lotus seeds that are not dried is very dull.
Therefore, you should pay attention to the fact that the smoked lotus seeds are white and bright. The color of the whole lotus seeds is almost uniform and looks beautiful. After chemical medicine, there is no powder on the surface, and there is a strange smell, like the smell of disinfectant in the hospital.