Ginger Scented Meatballs with Glutinous Rice

Ginger Scented Meatballs with Glutinous Rice

The aroma of ginger will excite your appetite for these meatballs. So sticky and juicy, you won't be able to keep your chopsticks still.

Ingredients: 12 meatballs

Mochi Rice (Short grain sticky rice)
1/2 cup
★Ground pork
★Shiitake mushroom
5 cm
★Salt and pepper
to taste
★Shaoxing wine
1 tablespoon
★Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
★Grated ginger
1/2 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Lettuce etc. (it is okay to omit this)
about 2 leaves


1. Wash the rice and soak in plenty of water for about 3 hours. Drain in a sieve well.
2. Mince the shiitake mushroom and the leek, and set aside.
3. Put the ★ ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine until they develop into a sticky paste.
4. Form the mixture from step 3 into 12 equal sized meatballs.
5. Spread out the rice from step 1, and roll the meatballs around to coat them evenly.
6. Line a bamboo steamer basket with lettuce leaves (you can omit this) and spread out the rice coated meatballs. Steam over high heat for 20 minutes to finish.
7. These meatballs are very good with spicy mustard, vinegar, or soy sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother made fried meatballs for me often when I was a child. I arranged her recipe to make steamed meatballs coated with sweet sticky rice.