Steamed Dumplings

The weather is finally getting warmer! Like above 50 degrees kind of warm, but guess what? I’m sick. I mentioned over the weekend that I thought I was getting a cold. Well, yesterday I felt fine again and now today I started to feel sick by late morning with the chills. I stuck it out at work, because as I also mentioned over the weekend, I have parent/teacher conferences all week and leaving early or calling out tomorrow is going to cause such a hassle.

Moving on, recently I made steamed dumplings with my mom which is definitely a comfort food and something I wish I had right now as I type this with a fever! This post isn’t a recipe per se, but just a sort of food diary.

There are so many different kinds of dumplings, but here is one way we make them.

IMG_4424

Started out with homemade dough made from rice flour and tapioca starch.

IMG_4425

This filling is a mixture of pork, water chestnuts, mushrooms, and celery.

IMG_4426

I take a piece of the dough, roll it into a ball, and flatten it with a tortilla press.

IMG_4427

IMG_4428

Put some filling in and pinch it closed to make semi-circles.

IMG_4429

IMG_4431

We brush the dumplings with some canola oil so they don’t stick together when we steam them.

IMG_4432

IMG_4433 IMG_4435

There you have it! They are so yummy when they are just steamed and hot. Now I’m off to take a nap and hopefully wake up feeling much better!

One Comment

Leave a Reply