Pumpkin Corn Pork Rib Soup

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May 12, 2017 by mummumskitchen

I always like to use pearl corn for making soup for my kid. This is because of the natural sweetness that the pearl corn will bring to the soup. And the sweetness is somehow enhanced by a bit of salt. Pumpkin is also another great food, which has a lot of nutrients for kids. And I usually cook the pumpkin with skin in the soup. You may choose to remove the skin before adding to the soup. But I have heard that pumpkin skin is full of benefits too, hence I always will cook/eat it with skin!


Pumpkin, cubed
Pearl corn
Pork ribs
Salt to taste
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  1. Fill a pot with water. Put the pork ribs in the water and slowly heat to boil. (I heard of this method recently. The normal way of blanching pork ribs is not the right way in removing the “porky smell”)
  2. Remove the blanched pork ribs and set aside.
  3. Boil another pot of water. Add the pearl corn, pumpkin and pork ribs to the boiling water. Continue to simmer at low heat for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Add some salt to taste before turning off the heat.
  5. Viola! Ready to serve


Mum mum’s notes:

To further enhance the sweetness, you can add some red dates too. But do take care not to add too many of the red dates as they are considered as “heaty fruits”. Pork ribs are also considered as neutral-to-heaty food. This soup will make a good winter soup.


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