Rice paper is a healthy low calorie option in comparison to other wheat based products. This delicate translucent dumpling allows the diner to see the colourful nutritious vegetables which are bursting with vitamins. Another serving option is to create a rice wrap by leaving the one end open allowing the vegetables to cascade on to the plate creating a delicious display. The recipe can be found here -
http://www.mynutricounter.com/vegan-dumplings/ —Nikki Brown
What You'll Need
shiitake mushrooms, finely minced
leeks, thinly sliced
carrots, finely minced
black pepper powder
soy sauce (gluten free optional)
shallots, finely minced
ginger, finely minced
Chinese five spice powder
In a small bowl, combine hot water, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chia seeds. Leave to bloom for 15 minutes.
Make the filling. Combine mushrooms, leeks, shallots, ginger, carrots, five spice, pepper, and bloomed chia seed mixture in a bowl. Fold ingredients thoroughly.
Steam the dumplings for 3 minutes. Brush a little sesame oil onto the perforated insert of your steamer to keep the dumplings from sticking