Dice the carrot, mushroom and green onion. Set aside.
Place ground pork in a bowl. Mince and add ginger. Then add soy sauce, oyster sauce, sweet bean sauce, egg and salt. Massage with hands to mix thoroughly.
Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy skillet or wok. Stir fry pork mixture until no pink remains.
Add mushrooms and carrots. Cook to desired tenderness.
Remove pork mixture from pan to a bowl and add green onions and cooked rice. Mix in olive oil and white pepper.
Line a bamboo steamer with cheesecloth.
Take each wonton wrapper and place one tbsp of filling in the center. Wrap thumb and forefinger into an “O” shape around the wonton. Use your other hand to wet and pinch the wonton into a bucket shape, leaving the top open.
Press filling down firmly and add more filling, if needed, to fill the bucket to the top.
Place the dumplings in the steamer in a single layer, pressing down gently to form a flat bottom.
Place 1” of water in the bottom of the skillet or wok. Stack and place steamer over the water and cover.
When the water begins to boil, steam dumplings for 10 minutes.
Dumplings can also be air-fried for 7 to 9 minutes at 380℉.
Serve dumplings warm with your choice of dipping sauce.
Hack: Leftover Shumai can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen (cooked or uncooked) for up to 3 months.
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Chinese shumai dumplings are a popular dish is southern China. They are often served during Dim Sum, a communal midday meal consisting of tea and a large range of small, shared plates.
Although you can use any dipping sauce that you enjoy, Yuhongs dumpling sauce, listed in this recipe, is by far my favorite!
Combine ingredients for the dressing and mix until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.
Place cabbage, carrot and green onions in a gallon-sized zippered storage bag. Add dressing to the bag and shake the bag to incorporate ingredients.
Seal the bag tightly and store the coleslaw in the bag for at least 24 hours.
Several hours before serving, coarsely crush ramen noodles and toss them into coleslaw. This can be done up to 6 hours in advance for soft noodles or 1 -2 hours in advance if you want the noodles to retain some crunch.
Sprinkle with sesame and/or sunflower seeds before serving, if desired.
*To toast seeds: lay them in a single layer On a baking sheet. Bake at 350℉ for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. *or* In a glass pie pan. Microwave at 1-minute intervals until lightly browned. *or* In a skillet on the stovetop. Cook over medium-low heat for 4-6 minutes. –For all methods, shake or stir several times for even browning.
Hack: Ask the produce clerk to cut a head of cabbage into wedges so you’ll only have to buy what you need. They’ll wrap the leftover pieces and put it back on the shelf for sale.
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Did you know? Cabbage is part of the cruciferous collection of vegetables that are associated with lowering the risk of some types of cancer.
Please check out my article for more health benefits of cabbage as well as some great recipe ideas.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a wok or saute pan over high heat.
Add pork and garlic. Saute, stirring constantly, until pork is no longer pink.
Add corn and peas/carrots and saute for 3 minutes. Remove the contents from the pan and set them aside.
Pour the remaining vegetable oil to the pan. When it’s heated, add eggs and stir until cooked.
Push eggs to one side and add rice and pork mixture. Stir to combine.
Make a well in the middle of the pan and add soy sauce. Add green onions and heat through.
*Leftover, day-old rice works best for this recipe, as it’s less sticky.
Hack: Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze in serving-sized portions for up to 3 months.
Hack: Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use. While they won’t retain the crispness that would make them suitable for salads or garnish, they will be fine for cooking.
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In a large pan mix stock, parsley, chives, ginger, garlic and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Add chicken, carrots and celery. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink.
Add ramen noodles and cook for 5 minutes or until noodles are tender.
Hack: Find plain, dry ramen noodles in the Asian section of the supermarket
Hack: Check the produce department of your local grocery store for single carrots or stalks of celery to avoid having to buy an entire package. Frozen carrots and celery would also work in this recipe.
Hack: Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.
Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
Hack: Cooked leftover chicken can be used in this recipe. Add it in at the end of cooking the ramen noodles so it will have just enough time to get warm.
Hack: Feel free to substitute whatever vegetables and/or proteins you have on hand! You can also use whatever stock or bouillon you prefer.
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Did you know that slurping your ramen is not considered rude in Asian countries? As a matter of fact, it’s expected. Click here to check out some fun facts about this food!
Place broccoli in a covered, microwave-safe container. Add a small amount of water and microwave for 2 minutes.
Place almonds in saute pan and lightly toast. Remove to a small bowl and set aside.
Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar and brown sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
Heat oil in a saute pan. Add broccoli and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, until tender. Push to the side of the pan.
Put garlic and ginger in the center of the pan, adding a bit more oil, if necessary, and saute for 30-60 seconds, until fragrant.
Add sauce and toss all ingredients. Top with toasted almonds.
Hack: Check the produce department of your local grocery store for pre-cut broccoli florets to avoid having to buy an entire head. Frozen broccoli florets would also work in this recipe.
Hack: Do you know that you can freeze fresh ginger root? Grating it in its frozen state is easier than grating it fresh and, if you choose organic ginger, you don’t have to peel it! Simply place it in a sealed freezer bag or container and pop it in the freezer.
Hack: Once opened, sesame oil can be stored in a cool, dark place (kitchen cupboard away from the stove) for up to six months. It can be stored in the fridge for a year or more.
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Did you know? Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse! Check it out here!!