Chef John

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30+ years of experience in the culinary industry

Pearl Meatballs with Pumpkin Soup

This is the perfect recipe if you are looking for a creative dish that is both delicious and a feast for the eyes. The perfect appetizer for any event, this is an elegant dish that is easy to make.

LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 45 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 【Pearl Meatball】
  • 1 lb Long Grain Rice
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 6 Water Chestnut
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • 0.25 tsp Sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp Shaoxing Wine
  • 1 tbsp Ginger, Minced
  • 0.5 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Green Onion, Chopped
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch Mixture
  • 0.25 tsp White Pepper
  • 【Soup】 ㅤ ㅤ
  • half Pumpkin
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 tbsp Butter
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Soak the long grain rice in water for 2 hours.
Step 2 - Seasoning The Ground Pork
Step 2 - Seasoning The Ground Pork
Step 2 - Seasoning The Ground Pork
Add water chestnut, salt, sugar, Shaoxing wine, minced ginger, soy sauce, chopped green onion, egg, water with corn starch, and white pepper. Then mix them until they are well combined
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Take a scoop of the mixture, place it in your palm, squish the meat out with your hands' purlicue to make round balls.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Take the rice from the 1st step out of the water. Make sure to filter out the water and then evenly spread it on a wood plate. Cover the meatball with rice evenly.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Steam the rice meatballs in a steamer for 20 mins.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Blend pumpkin and chicken broth to make pumpkin soup.
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Filter the pumpkin soup and then heat it with butter in the pan over a small heat. Keep stiring until it becomes pasty
Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
Serve the pumpkin soup on a plate, place the cooked rice meatballs from step 5 on the top. Decorate with some mint leaves.