Thursday, June 13, 2019

Adzuki Bean Glutinous Rice Dumplings 【红豆肉粽】

It was dragon boat festival again last week , I was not having any plan to make any dumplings initially until the day of dragon boat festival, since I was not working that day, I decided to make this version of Bak Zhang adding Adzuki beans to the rice.

It came out so delicious and I couldn't stopped at just one!



Ingredients:(Makes 15 dumplings)
500 g Glutinous Rice
150 g of Adzuki Bean
1/2 tsp Chicken Stock powder or MSG
1/4 cup Oil
11/2 tsp salt depending on your salt level (Plus 1 tsp for boiling dumplings)
1/2 cup of fried shallot OR 1 cup of sliced shallot 
30 Dumpling/bamboo leaves 
Some Cotton robe

400 g Pork Belly 
15 Medium size dried Mushrooms (Soaked)
1 tbsp Cooking wine 
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/4 tsp Chinese five spice powder 
1/4 tsp Pepper powder
1 tsp Salt

500 克 长糯米
150 克 红豆
1/2 tsp 味精或鸡精
1/4 杯 油
1 1/2 小勺食盐 (另 2 小勺食盐煮粽子用
1/2 杯 红葱酥 或  2 杯的 小红葱切片 
30 张 粽叶 
棉绳 适量

400 克 五花肉 
15 只 香菇 
1 大勺 料酒 
1大勺 酱油
1/4 小勺 五香粉 
1/4 小勺 胡椒粉 
1 小勺盐

1. Soaked the Bamboo leaves over night using warm water,wash it clean, trim both the ends .

2. washed and soaked the glutinous rice and adzuki beans for at least 6 hours, drained.

3. Heat about 1/2 cup of cooking oil in a wok, add the fried shallot/sliced shallot, fry until golden brown/crisp, take about 2/3 of the shallots and oil out and add it to the washed and drained glutinous rice with adzuki beans, add salt and chicken stock powder/msg and mix well.

4. Cut the pork belly into 2 cm x 4 cm size, with the remaining 1/3 oil and shallots in the wok, stir in mushrooms and pork, cook till the color of pork changes, sprinkle with the cooking wine and cook for another 5 minutes, seasoned with five spice powder, thick caramel soy sauce, light soy sauce and salt. Add a pinch of pepper powder before taking it out to cool.

5. Now it's time to wrap the dumpling! You are find method to wrap dumplings on youtube to learn how to wrap it.

6. Once all the dumplings are wrapped, bring a pot (2 litres) of water to boil with 1 tsp of salt in it,place dumplings and cook for 3-4 hours on medium heat. Take it out and drain, serve warm.

Note:You can also cook the dumplings in pressure cooker after the first whistle and turn the heat to medium low to cook for 45 mins, let the pressure out naturally before taking the dumplings out.

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