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Easy Steamed Dumplings - for Chinese New Year

Author: Slighly adepted from Susan Branch - "Heart of the Home"


  • 2 Tubes refrigerated dinner rolls I used the Pillsbury Dough Rolls - I think it's something new...could also prob use the pizza dough if you can't find either
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 4 Tablespoons minced green onion
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste I added this
  • 1/2 cup chopped water chestnuts
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 c. dark soy sauce
  • 3 slices ginger minced
  • 2 tsp. Oriental sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/3 c. rice vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. chili oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Whatever dough you are using - flatten it out and cut into 4" squares or circles. Mix next 8 ingredients (through the salt) well. Put about 1 1/2 - 2 Tablespoons of pork mixture in the center of each piece of dough. gather up the sides so they meet in the middle. Twist top to close tightly. Put a damp cloth in the top part of a vegetable steamer and put the dumplings on the cloth about an inch apart from each other. Steam over boiling water for about 20 minutes (we had to do this in batches.) Serve with dipping sauce
  • TO MAKE DIPPING SAUCE: Mix remaining ingredients well and let sit at least 10 minutes.