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Oriental Meatballs

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Category: Pork, Chinese

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Uncooked short grain rice
  • 3/4 lb Lean ground pork
  • 2 Water chestnuts
  • 3 ts Dried shrimp, soaked/minced
  • 1 Stalk green onion, minced
  • 1/2 ts Minced ginger
  • 2 tb Chopped carrot
  • 2 ts Soya sauce
  • 4 ts Cornstarch
  • 1 Egg white
  • 3/4 ts Sugar
  • 3/4 ts Salt
  • Pinch white pepper


Soak rice in warm water for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Drain well and set aside.
Mix pork with the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Form into 14 meat balls:
take a fistful of the mixture and squeeze out a meatball between your thumb
and index finger. Use a wet soup spoon to remove meatballs from your fist.
Roll the meatballs in the soaked rice until evenly coated. Gently press
rice into meatballs. Steam over high heat for 25-30 minutes. Add more
water to the steamer if necessary. Serve with soya sauce, if desired.

Pearls can be kept in the refrigerator and resteamed.

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