If you’ve been on Pinterest or Instagram in the last few months you have probably seen an influx of dumpling recipes. We’re not sure if it has (everything) to do with the arrival of the dumpling emoji on our phones or if more people are experimenting making these little delights at home. Regardless of the reason, the Test Kitchen wanted to experiment. And they found that using some of our favorite Hamilton Beach appliances can help making steamed pork dumplings at home a breeze.
To make a delicious dumpling, you have to start with a delicious filling. This is where your Hamilton Beach® food processor comes in handy. Using a food processor fitted with the chopping/mixing blade (running), add cabbage, green onions, garlic, jalapeño, ginger, and cilantro through the food shoot until the cabbage is minced.
Then add pork, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper to the food processor and PULSE a few until the filling combines. You’ll use the paste-like mixture to fill the wonton wrappers.
Now it’s time to assemble the dumplings. Place one wonton wrapper on a cutting board and add 1 ½ teaspoon of the pork filling into the center of the wrapper.
Using a little bit of water, wet your finger or a small pastry brush, then moisten the edges of the wrapper.
To form the dumpling, bring all four edges of the wrapper up to form and point then pinch the sides together to secure the filling. They will look like little edible pouches.
Once the dumplings are made, add water to your rice cooker cooking pot. Place the dumplings (in a single layer) in your rice cooker basket and close the lid. Steam the dumplings for about 30 minutes on the STEAM COOK setting until the pork is fully cooked.
Serve these dumplings with a delicious homemade dipping sauce or with your favorite chili or hoisin sauce.
Whether you are serving them alongside your favorite fried rice and ramen noodle soup for a homemade Asian feast or by themselves, these dumplings are flavor-packed pork pockets you’ll want to make over and over again.
Have leftover filling? Use it to make homemade egg rolls or meatballs later in the week.