Mains, Vegan, Vegetarian

Steamed Dumplings

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Zerostick Cookware
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 32 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 20 people

Steamed Dumplings

I used to love having steamed dumplings in restaurants so I was determined to make my own gluten free version! These are so simple to make, they can be sealed using a dumpling press or by hand (there are many instructional videos online). I like to serve mine with dip made from tamari, sesame oil and rice wine vinegar.


For the filling

  • 250g vegan mince alternative (or any mince)
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp chopped chilli
  • 1/2 tsp chinese 5 spice
  • 1/2 tbsp tamari
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp shredded or grated cabbage
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped chives

For the wrapper

  • 180g gluten free plain flour
  • 95g glutinous rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 200ml boiling water
  • Sunflower oil

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Combine all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl, cover and leave to one side

  • Step 2

    Mix the flours and salt together in a bowl

  • Step 3

    Slowly add the boiling water while stirring with a spatula

  • Step 4

    The mixture will see dry, but cover with a damp kitchen towel and leave to cool for 5 mins

  • Step 5

    Mix the slightly cooled flour and water together with your hands, if it still seems dry add more water ½ tbsp at a time until it forms a dough

  • Step 6

    Knead the dough for a few minutes on a lightly floured surface, until you have a soft pliable dough

  • Step 7

    Cut the dough in half, cover one half with a damp tea towel to stop it drying out

  • Step 8

    Cut the halves into 10

  • Step 9

    Lightly flour the surface, using a rolling pin roll each piece of dough into a circle a few mm thick

  • Step 10

    Place a piece of the filling into the centre of the dough, dampen the edges of the dumpling and carefully press together

  • Step 11

    Once all the dumplings are filled, heat your pan on a medium heat with ½ tbsp of the oil

  • Step 12

    Fry each dumpling on each side for a few mins until starting to brown (you may need to do this in batches)

  • Step 13

    Pour enough water into the pan to cover the bottom and simmer the dumplings for 5 mins

  • Step 14

    Remove the dumplings from the pan and serve with your choice of dip