Friday, February 4, 2011

Jiaozi Dumplings

Recipe by Alexis at Vegan Miss

picture of Jiaozi Dumplings
Happy Chinese New Year!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients for dumplings:
  • 1/2 package (4 oz.) Upton's Naturals Ground Seitan, crumbled and cooked
  • 1/3 C napa cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/4 C green onion, sliced
  • 1/4 C fresh shiitake mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1/8 C water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 package (16 oz.) wonton wrapper*
  • water, to close wontons

Ingredients for sauce:
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp sugar 
  • 1 tsp chili oil
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp green onions, sliced

  1. Cook the Ground Seitan according to package instructions. 
  2. In a large pot, boil water. While the water heats up, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl. 
  3. Fill the wonton wrappers with a teaspoon of the filling. Using your fingers, wet the wonton wrapper along the edges. Fold wonton and pinch to close. 
  4. Place 7-8 dumplings in the boiling water and boil for about 3-5 minutes. 
  5. While dumplings are boiling, combine the sauce ingredient in a small bowl. Mix to dissolve the sugar.

*Make sure your wonton wrappers are vegan. Many of them contain egg. I have a dumpling press, which is why my dumplings look so perfect in the picture. Same water around the edges applies when you use this too.