These healthy dumplings have a juicy filling so they don't need to be served with a dipping sauce, but offer them with a little chili oil if you'd like. Look for dumpling wrappers in the produce section of your supermarket or at an Asian market.

Vivian Ku
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2019


Recipe Summary

1 hr 45 mins
2 hrs 45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pork, egg, scallions, rice wine, reduced-sodium soy sauce, mushroom dark soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, sugar, cornstarch, white pepper and salt in a large bowl until well blended. Fold in cabbage. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  • Set out dumpling wrappers and a small bowl of water; line 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper and dust with cornstarch. Place 6 wrappers on a clean work surface and spoon about 2 teaspoons filling into the center of each. Wet your finger and run it around the edge of a wrapper. Fold the wrapper over to form a half-moon shape and press the edges together to seal. Pleat the edges if desired. Arrange the dumplings on a prepared baking sheet without letting them touch. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 12 dumplings (fresh or frozen) in a single layer not touching. Add 1/2 cup warm water to the pan. Cover and cook until starting to brown on the bottom, 6 to 8 minutes. Uncover and cook until all of the liquid is evaporated, about 30 seconds more. Repeat with the remaining oil, water and dumplings.


Tips: Shaoxing is a seasoned rice wine used for cooking. Dry sherry can be used in its place.

Mushroom dark soy sauce contains straw mushroom extract. It packs a punch of pungent, umami flavor.

To make ahead: Freeze uncooked dumplings (Steps 1-2), uncovered, on the parchment-lined baking sheet until solid, at least 8 hours. Once frozen, transfer to an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; protein 11.6g 23% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 1.3g 5% DV; sugars 1.2g; fat 13.8g 21% DV; saturated fat 2.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 39mg 13% DV; vitamin a iu 201.6IU 4% DV; vitamin c 3.3mg 5% DV; folate 74.6mcg 19% DV; calcium 40.6mg 4% DV; iron 2.4mg 13% DV; magnesium 19.9mg 7% DV; potassium 182.3mg 5% DV; sodium 479.6mg 19% DV.