Chinese Pearl Meatballs

Chinese Pearl Meatballs


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About this recipe: This is a simple, yet delicious addition to any dim sum meal. Pork meatballs are rolled in glutinous rice, then steamed to perfection. You can also served these for dinner.


Makes: 2 - 3 servings

  • 130g glutinous rice, rinsed well, soaked for 4 hours and drained
  • 200g minced pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour, mixed in 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:4hr soaking  ›  Ready in:4hr55min 

  1. Mix together the pork, eggs, cornflour slurry, salt, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, pepper and water. Stir for 10 minutes in the same direction.
  2. Shape into 2cm meatballs and roll in glutinous rice until completely covered.
  3. Steam for 35 minutes over high heat. Serve immediately.


Glutinous rice (also known as sweet rice or sticky rice) can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops or online.

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