Red Bean Soup

By September 15, 2010

red bean soup dessert 300x237 Red Bean Soup Red bean (also known as Azuki bean) soup has been loved by many Japanese, Korean and Chinese for centuries. It is also one of the most common after-diner dessert in Chinese restaurants. If you inquire about how the red bean soup is made, the waitress would give you a list of ingredients, and tell you to soak the beans overnight and boil it for hours and hours.  Not anymore with Instant Pot! You could enjoy the mouth-watering red bean soup within an hour, including preparation.

Prepare Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: Around 55 minutes with Instant Pot Programmable Pressure cooker

Ingredients: 6 servings

  • 2 cups of red beans
  • 1/2 cup of dry lotus seeds, with the sprouts removed
  • (Optional) 1/2 cup of dry chestnuts
  • (Optional) 2 small pieces of dried mandarin or lemon peel, broken into tiny pieces
  • 4 table spoon of sugar (change this amount depending how many sweet teeth you have)
  • 8~12 cups of water, depending on whether you prefer thick or thinner soup


  • Put all ingredients in the cooking pot
  • Press “Bean/Chilli” function key, and press “Adjust” once to extend the cooking time
  • When the cooking is done, stir well before serving
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3 Responses to “Red Bean Soup”

  1. Don says:

    I recommend a Pandan grass leaf in the pot and another 10 minutes of cooking along with letting the pot depressurize naturally. If you let the pressure off manually and open the pot, the beans aren’t soft enough.


  2. Charles says:

    You say we need to press “Adjust” after selecting Bean/Chilli. What do you adjust the cooking time to?


    Instant Pot Staff Reply:

    Press “Adjust” to set the cooking time to “Longer” or “More”.


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