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Pearl Meatball

This is a commonly seen Chinese dish in Taiwan and also in cantonese cooking. The round meatball covered by sweet rice, which resembles a pearl. The round shape symbolizes fulfillment and success in the Chinese culture. It actually makes a very good appertizer or potluck dish!

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2hrs 45mins
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  • Wash the sweet rice and soak the rice in water for at least 2 hours. Drain the water from the rice, and spread out the rice on a plate.
  • Chop up green onion, ginger, and water chestnuts (if you prefer a crunchy bite of the meatball).
  • Chop up the shrimp (Or squash 3-4 ct. of shrimps, then chop up the rest into small pieces and add all to the meat).
  • Mix ground pork, chopped/squashed shrimps, chopped green onion, ginger, and seasonings until well blended (and become sticky).
  • From the mixed meat, form into balls about the size of ping-pong balls. Roll each meatball in the soaked sweet rice, until the meatball is well coated.
  • Arrange meatballs in a steamer and steam them over high heat for 12-15 minutes. Remove and serve. (Befroe serving, decorate with a dash of grated carrot on top of each meatball).
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  1. LittleMiao
    This is a commonly seen Chinese dish in Taiwan and also in cantonese cooking. The round meatball covered by sweet rice, which resembles a pearl. The round shape symbolizes fulfillment and success in the Chinese culture. It actually makes a very good appertizer or potluck dish!
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