These tasty luscious Chinese Pearl meatballs are tender with only carrot and spring onion added in the pork meat and marinated with simple seasoning
Author Ann Low
Prep Time 15mins
Cook Time 25mins
Cuisine Chinese Dim Sum,
300gminced porkwith fat
1-2stalksspring onioncut finely
35gcarrotcut finely or grated
1tsplight soya sauce
1/2tbspChinese rice wine
3/4tbspcorn flour (starch)
dash of pepper
Soak glutinous rice in water for 2 hours. Rinse and drain, place onto a platter.
Mix minced pork with seasoning then add spring onion, carrot and grated ginger, mix well. Cover with cling wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or longer. **You can also add some shitake mushrooms or fresh water chestnuts if you wish**
Scoop out some minced pork with a spoon and roll it into ball (about 25g each) and coat in the glutinous rice. Gently press more glutinous rice on the meat ball by hand for even coating.
Line a piece of parchment paper (or lettuce) in the steamer. Arrange the meat balls on top.
Steam at high heat under boiling water for 25 minutes. Serve immediately.
The Pearl Meatballs can also be stored in the freezer and steam them (10-15 mins) again as and when you like or when there are guests at home.