Chinese New Year: Dim Sum Pork Dumplings

With Spicy Sesame Spinach and Rice

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Wheat, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

Succulent seasoned pork gets wrapped in dumpling skins, then crisped and steamed before being dunked in chile spiked dipping sauce. Sound good? Well, add some fragrant white rice and spicy spinach with sesame oil, garlic, and ginger and you have a dim sum doozy of a dish. Dumplings can take some time to assemble if you've never made them before, so grab a friend to help and turn dinner into a learning activity!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 6 oz. Spinach
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 3 oz. Slaw Mix
  • 1 Red Fresno Chile
  • 1 cup Short-Grain Rice
  • 6 oz. Ground Pork
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped Ginger
  • Info
    5 fl. oz. Dumpling Sauce
  • Info
    1 Pack of Wonton Wrappers
  • 0.17 fl. oz. Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    858
  • Carbohydrates
    129g
  • Fat
    17g
  • Protein
    46g
  • Sodium
    1771mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
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    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 200 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with foil. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Mince garlic. Coarsely chop spinach. Trim and thinly slice green onions at an angle (bias). Mince slaw mix. A finer chop on the cabbage will make for a better filling. Core, seed, and mince Fresno chile. Set a small pot with rice and 2 cups of water on the stove - you'll set it to boil once you've finished assembling the dumplings.

  • Step 2 - Make the Dumpling Filling
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    Make the Dumpling Filling

    In a mixing bowl, use your hands to combine ground pork, ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper, slaw mix, half the garlic, half the ginger, green onions (reserving a pinch for garnish), and 2 Tbsp. of the dumpling sauce (reserve remaining for dipping!). Wash your hands. Prepare a dumpling assembly area by clearing off a clean surface, soaking a clean kitchen towel and placing it on a plate for moistening wrappers, dampening a second clean kitchen towel for covering finished dumplings, and setting out a small bowl of water to wet your fingers.

  • Step 3 - Make the Dumplings
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    Make the Dumplings

    Moisten one side of a dumpling wrapper on the wet towel and place on clean work surface, wet side up. Place 1 ½ tsp. filling in middle of wrapper and fold edges together, sealing the filling inside. If wrappers need more moisture to seal, dip your finger in water and moisten edges. Press air out and squeeze edges together to form a tight seal. You may pleat the seal decoratively, but it's not crucial. Making sure dumplings are tightly sealed is the priority. With seam facing up, press dumplings down on work surface to flatten bottom. Set dumplings on a plate and cover with a damp cloth. Repeat until all filling is used (about 20-25 dumplings).

  • Step 4 - Cook the Dumplings
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    Cook the Dumplings

    Bring pot of rice and water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook 18-20 minutes. Remove from heat and keep covered until serving. Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Place 8-10 dumplings in pan (do not crowd), flat side down. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until bottoms are golden brown. Add ⅓ cup water to pan, cover tightly, and cook 3-6 minutes or until a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees is reached. Transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you finish the other batches (these will get extra crispy!)

  • Step 5 - Cook the Spinach
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    Cook the Spinach

    Wipe out same pan used for dumplings and heat 1 tsp. olive oil over high heat. Add remaining garlic, half the minced Fresno chiles (to taste), and remaining ginger to pan and cook 30 seconds. Add spinach and sesame oil to pan and cook 2-3 minutes, or until just wilted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
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    Plate the Dish

    Place a portion of rice and spinach on a plate and arrange dumplings alongside. Add remaining Fresno chile (to taste) to remaining dipping sauce and serve on the side. Complete garnishing with remaining green onion.