Gluten Free Pork and Chives Dumpling For The Win!

I was thinking, they should have dumpling anonymous.Well I would be in one, really.I mean what is the appropriate amount of dumplings one should eat? 10? 25? 7? More like 40.Whats the indicator that you had enough?

The other day I was basically eating dumpling for brunch and dinner.  Steamed for brunch because its lighter in the morning, and pan fried for that satisfying crispy crunchy wrappers and juicy meat at night.A girl gotta have her dumplings please!


I like variety of food and hardly ever eat same things twice in a day. But this!It was madness I couldn’t get over how gooooood it was. Possibly the best thing I made this spring and its a big deal because it was GF!I have been stubborn and more in denial that I have to part with noodles, pasta, pizza! My beloved Italian foods how could I? and then dumplings and dim sums,arghhhh All of my comfort foods!Thank God for rice and rice noodles although it doesn’t come close to the noodle cravings I have been having for sometime. I don’t have Celiac, so I doubt that I will go 100%  gluten free, but maybe 80% of the time when I can eat gluten free I should, because this body is just working too hard to digest it and its wearing me down. But this enlightenment, is a good start. It  gives hope that there are alternatives to the real deal, and I am very happy about it.



So when I was craving for dumplings i did a little research. Lo and behold there were recipes online .I was momentarily overjoyed, but then it was disappointing . The dough was chalky and so hard to shape. More alarming after researching online, millet flour, the most common ingredient to replace wheat is  a goitrogen. Considering I had issues with thyroid already, I am staying away if I can from millet. So back to the grind, I went through my cupboard and found this box of gluten free oatmeal, and thought to myself hello oatmeal you are slimy and sticky you might make good dumpling wrappers. I whispered some good thinking and voila! The universe was kind to me that day!



So here is the recipe for that amazing enlightenment, and yes, I still want to know how many dumplings are on your record! PS: eating it alone vs eating it with my best friends made a big difference in that record amount! You should try or not lol



Gluten Free Pork and Chives Dumpling

Serves 24
Prep time 1 hour
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 10 minutes


Dumpling Filling

  • 400g minced pork
  • 1 bunch chinese chives (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce (i used the thin light soy sauce)
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 11/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 11/4 cups sweet potato starch

GF Wrapper

  • 1 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cups tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup gluten free oatmeal flour (you can simply ground your oatmeal)
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon chin kiang vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sliced ginger


Dumpling wrapper
Step 1
In a pot boil 1 1/2 cup of water
Dumpling Wrapper
Step 2
In a food processor , put all the flours and starches, xantham gum, pinch of salt, canola oil together. Do a few pulse, and then slowly pour the boiling water into the mixture little by little
Dumpling wrapper
Step 3
Make a few pulse on the few processor untill the dough is sticking together into a ball. Feel the warm dough, if the flour is still not sticking together, you need more water.
Step 4
Flour a surface with rice flour and knead the dough to form a long pipe of dough like in the picture. Cut it about 2 cm thick, press it down so it forms a flat round shape. Roll it out until its thin enough so it can make roughly 31/2 inches diameter circles
Dumpling Filling
Step 5
In the food processor, throw in the minced meat, soy sauce, white peppper, garlic, onion, and ginger powder and salt,rice vinegar, and sugar. Give a few pulse untill the meat mixture is well blended and finer in texture. Add a little cold water if its hard to blend.
Step 6
Add the chopped chives and fold it into the meat mixtures
Step 7
Mix light soy sauce, with chillies or hot sauce, sesame oil, and chunkiang vinegar, fresh sliced garlic and ginger

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