Refer to the post for step-by-step photos on how to wrap the dumplings.
Prep the Filling
Make the Dumplings
How to Freeze Shumai
NUTRITION INFORMATION: Amount per dumpling: Calories: 62, Total Fat 2.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.6g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 196mg, Total Carbohydrate: 6.3g, Dietary Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 0.3g, Protein 4.5g
*I like adding water chestnuts for texture. You can find fresh water chestnuts at Asian supermarkets. Simply peel the outer skin with a paring knife, rinse, and chop the water chestnuts. If they are difficult to find, feel free to leave them out. I hate canned water chestnuts, so I wouldn’t bother using them for this recipe.
**For this recipe, I used 3 dried shiitake mushrooms that I soaked in water for an hour before chopping. Dried shiitake mushrooms have more intense flavor, which is why I tend to use them for my cooking.
You can usually fit about 15 shumai in a 10-inch steamer basket.
You can cook 2 racks of the shumai at a time. Because the top rack is further away from the boiling water, it may need an extra 30 seconds to 1 minute to cook.