Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup 紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯

Healthy Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup Recipe (紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯). Delicious, paleo, gluten-free soup is super easy and quick to make with real, whole food.

Make this Healthy Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup (紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯). Super easy & quick to make this sweet & delicious soup that tastes like mom’s. Paleo, gluten free, made with real & whole food.

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Chinese soups are nutritious, soothing, and comforting to drink.

This is what Cantonese moms & wives are known for!

Asian cultures are generally more reserved when it comes to showing affections to our loved ones (especially family).

You wouldn’t be surprised to find many likely couldn’t recall the last time they said “I love you” face to face to their moms or dads, daughters or sons.

But we do show our affections and appreciations in other ways.

For my mom, it’s Chinese soups.

Not only because it’s healthy, soothing, & comforting, but flavorful Cantonese soups traditionally takes hours and hours to make.

Mom, thank you for your care, patience, & love for us! 🙂

Healthy Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup Recipe (紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯). Delicious, paleo, gluten-free soup is super easy and quick to make with real, whole food.

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According to Chinese medicine practices, many Chinese soups have health benefits such as improving immune system, skin conditions (beauty effects!!), appetite, or cure sickness.

This Chinese Pork Bone Soup with Carrots & Corn is one of the most popular & easiest Cantonese soups to make. I just love the sweetness from the corn & carrots! 🙂

Now, with the help of our pressure cooker, we don’t have to wait hours & hours to enjoy this yummy Pork Bone Soup!

You’ll Enjoy Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup Because:

  • Super easy & quick to make!
  • Healthy & nutritious – Paleo, Gluten free, made with Real/Whole ingredients
  • Yummy & tastes sweet just like home
  • Made with simple ingredients from your Asian pantry

Ingredients for Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup


Healthy Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup Recipe (紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯) Ingredients

  • 4 pieces (~ 2 1/3 lb or 1045g) pork bones, parboiled
  • 2 large (~ 1 1/2 lb or 700g) carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 (~ 1 1/5 lb or 527g) corn on cob, chopped
  • 1 (5g) thin slice of ginger
  • 2 (33g) dried dates 蜜棗 – we bought ours at a local traditional Chinese medicine & herbs store. You may find these at local Asian markets too.
  • 1 small piece Chenpi 陳皮 (dried mandarin peel)
  • 6 ½ cups (1.625L) cold water
  • Fine table salt to taste

Tools for Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup 


Instructions for Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup


Step 1
Clean Pork Bone

Ingredients

2L water
4 pieces (~ 2 1/3 lb or 1045g) pork bones

Healthy Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup Recipe (紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯): Parboil pork bones

Bring 2L of water to a boil. Then, boil the pork bones for 3 minutes to clean and remove the excess fat.

*Pro Tip 1: You can also parboil in the pressure cooker, but it’s faster on the stovetop. 🙂

Remove the pork bones and rinse them in cold tap water.

Parboiled pork bones

*Pro Tip 2: We take this step whenever we make Chinese soups with pork bones or any other bones and meat.

Step 2
Prepare the Ingredients

Ingredients

1 small piece Chenpi 陳皮 (dried mandarin peel)
2 (33g) dried dates 蜜棗
2 large (~ 1 1/2 lb or 700g) carrots, roughly chopped
2 (~ 1 1/5 lb or 527g) corn on cob, chopped
1 (5g) thin slice of ginger

Soak 1 small piece of chenpi in cold water for 20 minutes.

Wash the dried dates with cold running water.

Prepare the rest of the ingredients as listed.

Step 3
Pressure Cook Bone Soup

Ingredients & Tool

4 pieces (1045g) parboiled pork bones
700 grams chopped carrots
525 grams chopped corn on cob
1 (5g) thin slice of ginger
2 (33g) dried dates
1 small piece of chenpi
6 ½ cups of cold water

Tatung TPC-6LB Electric Pressure Cooker

Healthy Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup Recipe (紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯): Pressure cook pork bone soup

Place 4 pieces (1045g) of parboiled pork bones, 700g chopped carrots, 525g chopped corn on cob, 1 (5g) thin slice of ginger, 2 (33g) dried dates, 1 small piece of chenpi, and 6 ½ cups of cold water in the pressure cooker.

*Note: Do not add any salt.

Tatung Electric Pressure Cooker - Pressure Cook Function

Close the pressure cooker’s lid and pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 30 minutes, then
  • Pressure Release Method: 15 minutes Quick Release

Turn off the heat.

After 15 minutes, carefully turn the venting knob from sealing position to venting position to release the remaining pressure.

Step 4
Seasoning

Ingredient

Fine table salt to taste

Healthy Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup Recipe (紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯). Delicious, paleo, gluten-free soup is super easy and quick to make with real, whole food.

Carefully open the lid and heat up the pressure cooker to bring the bone soup back to a full boil. Let the soup boil for an extra 10 – 15 minutes.

*Pro Tip 1: Due to the nature of pressure cooking, the initial soup will not taste the same as the traditional Chinese soups cooked on stovetop. So, it’s very important to boil the soup for an extra 15 – 20 mins to add body to the soup.

Add salt to taste.

*Pro Tip 2: Make sure to add in the salt slowly and keep tasting. Do not over season. For reference: We added roughly 1 ½ teaspoon of fine table salt.

Step 5
Serve Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup


Healthy Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup Recipe (紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯): separate the oil from the soup with oil separator

Optional Step: Instead of separating the oil in the soup with a spoon or ladle, it’s much easier & quicker to use an fat separator. We love this thing! 🙂

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  • BPA-free, heat-resistant plastic
Healthy Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup Recipe (紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯): Before and After using fat separator
Check out the magic of the fat separator!

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Healthy Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup Recipe (紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯). Delicious, paleo, gluten-free soup is super easy and quick to make with real, whole food.

Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup 紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯

Healthy Chinese Pressure Cooker Pork Bone Soup Recipe (紅蘿蔔粟米豬骨湯). Delicious, paleo, gluten-free soup is super easy & quick to make with real, whole food.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4 - 6
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky | Pressure Cook Recipes

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces (~ 2 1/3 lb or 1045g) pork bones, parboiled
  • 2 large (~ 1 1/2 lb or 700g) carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 (~ 1 1/5 lb or 527g) corn on cob, chopped
  • 1 (5g) thin slice of ginger
  • 2 (33g) dried dates 蜜棗
  • 1 small piece Chenpi 陳皮 (dried mandarin peel)
  • 6 ½ cups (1.625L) cold water
  • Fine table salt to taste

Instructions

  • Clean Pork Bone: Bring 2L of water to a boil. Then, boil the pork bones for 3 minutes to clean and remove the excess fat. Remove the pork bones and rinse them in cold tap water. We take this step whenever we make Chinese soups with pork bones or any other bones and meat.
  • Prepare the Ingredients: Soak 1 small piece of chenpi in cold water for 20 minutes. Wash the dried dates with cold running water. Prepare the rest of the ingredients as listed.
  • Pressure Cook Bone Soup: Place 4 pieces (1045g) of parboiled pork bones, 700g chopped carrots, 525g chopped corn on cob, 1 (5g) thin slice of ginger, 2 (33g) dried dates, 1 small piece of chenpi, and 6 ½ cups of cold water in the pressure cooker. Do not add any salt. Close the pressure cooker’s lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 30 minutes + 15 minutes Quick Release. Turn off the heat. After 15 minutes, carefully turn the venting knob from sealing position to venting position to release the remaining pressure.
  • Seasoning: Carefully open the lid and heat up the pressure cooker to bring the soup back to a full boil. Let the soup boil for an extra 15 - 20 minutes. Add salt to taste. (Make sure to add in the salt slowly and keep tasting. Do not over season. For reference: We added roughly 1 ½ teaspoon of fine table salt.)
  • Serve: You can use an oil separator to separate the oil with the soup. Enjoy this healthy and delicious Chinese pork bone soup.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 103.6% | Vitamin C: 5.9% | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 1.8%
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Meat, Soup, Super Easy, Vegetables
Cuisine: Chinese
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  1. Hello there,

    What kind of dried dates are you using for these soups? Red Dates? Honey dates? Would LOVE to see more of these “slow simmer” soups that can be made in Instapot!

    Thanks.

  2. Hi, I just finished the pressure cook 30 mins and waited for another 15mins, but when I tried to release the steam handle to venting, the soup just spread. I tried again and same thing happened. I followed the exact instructions and not sure why or what cause it. Do I have to wait until the valve drops down naturally? Please help!

    1. Hi Olivia,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you for your question. The pot was probably too full. When liquid is splitting from the venting knob, it is best to wait until it drops down naturally.

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  3. Is there a reason why you don’t add salt at the beginning? I have a recipe where I seasoned my pork bone for several days. Can I still pressure cook the way you do with this soup?

    1. Hi Jess,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you for your question. You can also add a bit of salt in the beginning.

      The seasoned pork bones will work fine 🙂

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  4. Hi there

    You recommend to boil the soup for an extra 15 – 20 minutes.
    Which one is better?
    Cook on stove or continue to use Instant Pot (change to Saute normal).

    Thank You
    Hello Kitty

    1. Hi Hello Kitty,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      Boiling on stovetop will be slightly better than the Instant Pot, but you will need to pour the soup into another pot first.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

    2. Hi here

      Is it safe to use the Sautéed function with the lid closed when boiling additional 15 minutes for the soup?

      Thanks again

  5. Just bought myself a pressure cooker. Yet to try using it but looking forward. I see that your cooker has some functions like stew, bone soup, etc. Do you use those functions? Also, in what way will the soup taste differently from stove cooking? Is the flavour not strong enough?

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Jeannie,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      We use the manual/pressure cook button for most of our recipes.

      Since food doesn’t really move while pressure cooking, the soup will come out with less body and more watery.

      To compensate for that, you will want to boil the soup for an additional 15 – 25 minutes after pressure cooking.

      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
      Jacky

  6. Hi,

    Just wondering instead of quick release you mean natural release? Also if it is quick release will the soup splatter everywhere once the valve is turned from sealing to venting?

    Thanks,

    1. Hi Julia,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      15 minutes Quick Release means wait 15 minutes before turning the venting knob to the venting position.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  7. I didn’t grow up with a Cantonese mum, but this definitely brings back memories of wandering through Wellcome and seeing the pre packaged soup ingredients that I never knew what to do with. Wish I had an Instant Pot and you guys back then!

    1. It’s great to hear from you again Elizabeth 🙂

      Yes, the recipe can be made without dates and dried orange peel.

      In Chinese soup, the dates add sweetness to the soup and the dried orange peel will take away some of the “pig smell” from the bone.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  8. Did I see a strainer basket for an Instant Pot on your Web site recently? Do you still have that or where can I get one that fits the 6 quart inner pot?

  9. Is there any reason you are now using the tatung pressure cooker rather than instant pot? Did I miss something?

    1. Hi Jen,

      thank you for your comment and question 🙂

      We develop recipes for both brands so you will see us cook in Tatung sometimes!

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

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