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Detox Herbal Vegetable Broth

This detox herbal vegetarian broth cleanses your body and balances your system. It has a nutty and slightly sweet aroma that is both hearty and refreshing. {vegan, gluten-free}
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Hot and Sour Soup
Servings: 6 to 8 cups
Author: Maggie Zhu

Ingredients

  • 3 corns on the cob , chop to 2-inch chunks
  • 1 ( 1 lbs / 450 g) daikon radish , chopped
  • 1 cup dried shiitake mushrooms , rinsed
  • 4 green onions , halved lengthwise
  • 1 thumb ginger , sliced

Herbal Mix (1 Pack Herbal Soup Mix for Detoxification)

  • 1/4 cup dried goji berries (Gou Ji Zi)
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed dried lily bulbs (Bai He)
  • 1/4 cup white lotus seeds (Lian Zi)
  • 3 tablespoon euryale seeds (Qian Shi)
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese almonds (Xing Ren)
  • 8 pieces dried Chinese wild yam (Huai Shan)
  • 8 pieces longan (Longyan)
  • 2 pieces codonopsis root (Dang Shen)

Instructions

  • Rinse the herbal mix with tap water and drain.

Cook on stovetop

  • Combine all the ingredients in a 5-quart pot and add 12 cups water to cover all the ingredients. Cook over medium-high heat until brought to a simmer. Turn to medium-low. Simmer for 3 to 4 hours, or until the broth reaches desired richness.

Cook in slow cooker

  • Combine all the ingredients in a slow cooker and add 6 to 8 cups water to cover all the ingredients. Cook on low for 6 to 10 hours, or on high for 3 to 4 hours.

Cook in pressure cooker

  • Combine all the ingredients in a pressure cooker and add 6 to 8 cups water to cover all the ingredients. Cook at high pressure for 30 minutes. If using an Instant Pot, choose manual, and set timer to 30 minutes. If using a stovetop pressure cooker, cook over medium-high heat until high pressure is reached. Turn to medium low heat. Continue to cook 30 minutes.

Serve

  • Filter the soup with a fine mesh to remove the solids. From the herb mix, all the herbs except codonopsis root are edible. You can either serve them with the soup or discard them with the rest of the herbs.
  • You can serve and drink the broth directly, or you can make it into a noodle soup following this post.