Mushroom Tofu Jiaozi (Chinese Dumplings)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins

This one is really good, and just so happens to be vegan/vegetarian!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Boil water and revive the mushrooms by putting them in a capped container with the hot water. When they're revived, cut them into small strips.
  2. Soften the bean thread noodles with some hot water.
  3. Use the remaining hot water to blanch the mung bean sprouts.
  4. Cut up the tofu into small (7mm square) cubes.
  5. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, except for the wrappers. Optionally add a beaten egg to make it stick together better.
  6. Make the dumplings: put a small quantity of this mixture in dumpling wrappers, and then pinch the sides together, sometimes a little cold water will help them stay stick together.
  7. Boil a pot of water and throw small batches of the dumplings into the water. They're ready when they float. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon or strainer and then make another batch. Excess dumplings can be frozen.

Reviews

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Very good proportion of crunchy to chewy filling. Just the right amount of ginger-garlic-sesame too.

I did part of the batch with some celery too. No end to the variations!

I will say that jiaozi generally always float regardless if they are done. Just a matter of preference how tender/al dente the wrapper is cooked. Water below full boil too prevents 'blow-outs'

818424 February 13, 2012

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