1)Wash soya beans and drain
2)Pour water in a heavy based pan and bring to boil
3)Put in soya beans, dried chinese dates, onion, garlic, corn
pieces, crushed cumin and boil until soya beans are soft.
4)Add in carrots and french beans and boil for another 10 mins
5)Lastly add in cauliflower, salt and oil(if using)and boil until
all vegetables are soft but intact.
6)Dish out in soup bowls
7)Garnish with spring onions
If you prefer, pour soup over some scalded rice vermicelli....makes
a nice light meal
What I did with the balance soup was seperate the soup from the
vegetables, cooked rice as usual with the soup (instead of plain
water). When rice was almost cooked, I put the vegetables with
some olive oil over the rice, covered and cooked until all the
water was absorbed. Then teased with a fork to mix rice and vegetables.
Cooled down about 10 mins. The rice was yummy by itself. Of course
you can tuck it in with any other side dish you like.