Pork Tang Yuan

Tang Yuan is a glutinous rice ball most commonly made with black sesame seeds or crushed peanuts. This version of Tang Yuan is savory and made with pork. This uncommon yet equally delicious version is a popular snack food in my hometown Fuzhou.

Ingredients:

For the wrapper

1 cup of glutinous rice flour

1 cup of warm water (mix 1/2 cup of hot boiling water with 1/2 cup of cold running water)

For the filling

1/2 pound of ground pork

1 teaspoon of light soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of ground white pepper

Directions:

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Add warm water to glutinous rice flour and mix until there are no lumps.

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In a bowl, combine the pork, soy sauce, cornstarch, and ground white pepper. You can prepare the filling up to a day ahead, stored and covered in the fridge.

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Take a small piece of the wrapper dough and pressed with your thumb to make an indent all around. Add pork and enclose the wrapper by rolling into a ball.

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Prepare a pot of boiling water.

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Boil for about 10 minutes.

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Plate and ready to serve.

Pork Tang Yuan

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Savory Glutinous Rice Ball made with Pork

Tang Yuan is a glutinous rice ball most commonly made with black sesame seeds or crushed peanuts. This version of Tang Yuan is savory and made with pork. This uncommon yet equally delicious version is a popular snack food in my hometown Fuzhou.


Credit: cookboldfood.com

Ingredients

For the wrapper
1 cup of glutinous rice flour
1 cup of warm water (mix 1/2 cup of hot boiling water with 1/2 cup of cold running water)
For the filling
1/2 pound of ground pork
1 teaspoon of light soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of ground white pepper

Directions

1. Add warm water to glutinous rice flour and mix until there are no lumps.
2. In a bowl, combine the pork, soy sauce, cornstarch, and ground white pepper. You can prepare the filling up to a day ahead, stored and covered in the fridge.
3. Take a small piece of the wrapper dough and pressed with your thumb to make an indent all around. Add pork and enclose the wrapper by rolling into a ball.
4. Prepare a pot of boiling water. Boil for about 10 minutes. Plate and ready to serve.

 

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