Friday, September 3, 2010
Leaf-Wrapped Rice Bundles with Pork and Peanuts
Since I did not use bamboo leaves as the recipe suggested, a considerable amount of rice tried to escape, only to encounter boiling water and congeal at the exit. The rice came out very soft, chewy, and slightly green. The predominating flavor in these dumplings was salt, even though I had cut down the amount of salt in the recipe. If I were to make these again (and I don't think I would, since if I were to have pork and rice with peanuts I can think of simpler ways to cook them), I'd cut the salt down even more.
One bonus I discovered (re-discovered?) about dumplings made this way is that they produce very few dirty dishes!