Skip the frying pan and make a full meal out of store-bought dumplings with this quick and easy 30-minute soup. Shao Hsing (or Shaoxing) is a seasoned rice wine used in Chinese cooking. Look for it in Asian specialty markets or with other Asian ingredients in large supermarkets.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut scallion whites into 2-inch pieces. Thinly slice 1/4 cup of the greens. Separate cilantro stems and leaves. Measure 1/4 cup of the stems and coarsely chop 1/4 cup of the leaves. Set aside the scallion greens and cilantro leaves (reserve any extra for another use).

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over high heat. Add the scallion whites, cilantro stems, garlic, ginger, lemongrass and dried chile; cook, stirring occasionally, until charred in spots, 3 to 4 minutes. Add rice wine (or sherry) and cook, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon, until mostly evaporated, about 1 minute. Add broth, cover and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the solids from the broth and discard. Add potstickers (or dumplings) to the broth, cover and return to a simmer. Cook for 4 minutes. Stir in spinach and edamame; remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 1 minute. Stir in soy sauce. Serve topped with the reserved scallion greens and cilantro leaves, the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and chile slices, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; protein 33g; carbohydrates 39.2g; dietary fiber 5.7g; sugars 3g; fat 18g; saturated fat 2.1g; cholesterol 33.3mg; vitamin a iu 2726.5IU; vitamin c 21.4mg; folate 4.3mcg; calcium 92.2mg; iron 4.6mg; magnesium 33.6mg; potassium 347.5mg; sodium 892.7mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Great soup perfect for a cold winter day! I added 2 carrots and some cabbage sliced and subbed chopped kale for the spinach and I also thickened the soup a little at the end of cooking with cornstarch/water. Next time a can of baby corn will be added. Looking forward to making this a lunchtime staple! Read More
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Easy. I deleted chili and garlic still wonderful! Read More
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Very good! A win with the kids. Read More