Tremella lotus seed porridge is a kind of nourishing porridge that many people like to drink, but when cooking, do you find it very difficult to cook lotus seed? Why can't the lotus seed boil? It's hard to boil the lotus seed, because the texture of the lotus seed is hard, the epidermis has a layer of cutin, and it grows thicker with the storage time, so it's not easy to absorb water and expand. In addition, the boiled lotus seeds may also be related to the quality. If the lotus seeds are aged every other year, the boiled lotus seeds are more likely to not be rotten.
How to cook lotus seeds quickly
1. Soak in hot alkaline water. The proportion is alkali water ten. After alkali dissolves, lotus seeds soak for about one hour. Knead the lotus seeds by hand, the skin peels off, and then soak them in hot water. The flesh of lotus seeds expands, and then boil them to rot.
Tip: one of the ways to make lotus seeds boil quickly is to soak them first, but the more cold they are, the more difficult it is to boil them. In fact, the best way is to boil the water, put it in directly, boil it for a few minutes, and it will soon boil.
2. Put the lotus seeds in the freezer for one day before boiling them, and then take them out and boil them easily. 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.
3. It may be related to the sugar 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. Not only lotus seeds, but also green beans. If sugar is put too early before cooking, it won't boil easily.
How long does the lotus seed boil
If you just use a common pot, it usually takes more than 1-2 hours, but if you use a pressure cooker, it will ripen in 20 minutes to half an hour.
Can lotus seeds be eaten if they can't be boiled and rotten? They won't be poisoned. Don't worry. However, the taste is not good, eating is not easy to digest and absorb.