Daily Cooking Quest

Red Bean and Glutinous Rice Sweet Soup

When the weather cools, I start craving for sweet soup like this red bean and glutinous rice. The long simmer makes this soup silky and luscious, if I can even describe a soup as that. And the tangerine peel makes the soup smell so fragrant. The coconut milk is optional, some people like their sweet soup a bit creamy, some not. My preference is to add a big tablespoonful of coconut milk into my bowl of soup and make a quick stir to mix it all up. ♥

Red Bean and Glutinous Rice Sweet Soup

Red Bean and Glutinous Rice Sweet Soup

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 3 hours

Total Time: 5 hours

Serves: 8


  • 1 cup red bean, soaked in cold water for 2 hours or overnight, drained
  • 4 tablespoon black glutinous rice, soaked in cold water for 2 hours or overnight, drained
  • peel from 1 tangerine
  • 1 1/2 liter water
  • 100 gram rock sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • coconut milk (optional)


  1. Place red bean, black glutinous rice, tangerine peel, and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 to 3 hours, until the red bean is soft and the liquid is slightly reduced and thickened.
  2. Add rock sugar and a pinch of salt into the pot and stir until all the sugar has melted.
  3. Turn off heat. Serve hot or warm with a side of coconut milk.


  • Lou Tsang says:

    I just love to spend my spare time in the kitchen to bake & cook as it is very therapeutic. Thanks so much for having all these Chinese recipes as it reminded me when I was in my teens, my mother made Red Bean Soup with small tapioca, Shanghainese meatballs with veggies and other pork dishes .. Love to checkout your recipes & learn from it .. Thanks & Happy Cooking ..

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