Savoury Glutinous Rice Dumplings (Kiam Bak Chang) by Bee Lee

The annual Dumpling Festival (“Duan Wu Jie” 端午节) is here. It’s time for dumplings or 粽子 again! Try this traditional savoury bak chang by our Thermomix® cooking expert, Beelee Lau. With Thermomix®, traditional food can be made healthier without losing the authentic flavours.
 
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Savoury Glutinous Rice Dumplings (Kiam Bak Chang)
Serving: 16-17 pieces
Ingredients A
500 g glutinous rice, rinsed
40 g light soy sauce
40 g oyster sauce
30 g dark soy sauce
1 tbsp Chinese five-spice powder
1 tsp white pepper powder
1 tsp salt
 
Ingredients B
600 g pork belly, cut into chunks
40 g light soy sauce
40 g oyster sauce
30 g dark soy sauce
1 tbsp Chinese five-spice powder
1 tsp white pepper powder
1 tsp salt
2 drops sesame oil
 
Ingredients C
5 garlic cloves
60 g shallots
50 g oil
Ingredients D
15-17 dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked to soften
15-17 dried chestnuts, soaked to soften
100 g dried shrimp
200 g water
15-17 salted egg yolks (optional)
 
USEFUL ITEMS
30- 40 pieces bamboo leaves and hemp strings, soaked overnight and cleaned
 
Directions
1) Place a bowl onto mixing bowl lid, weigh in all ingredients A and soak overnight in refrigerator. Place another bowl onto mixing bowl lid, weigh in all ingredients B and marinate overnight in refrigerator.
2) Place 1000 g water into mixing bowl, insert simmering basket, add reserved glutinous rice, cook <15 min/Varoma/Speed 3>. Remove simmering basket with spatula, set cooked rice aside to cool.
2) Place garlic cloves and shallots into mixing bowl, chop 5 sec/Speed 6.
3) Add oil, mushrooms and dried shrimp, sauté <3 min/120°C/Reverse/Soft Speed>.
4) Add reserved marinated pork, chestnuts and water, cook <30 min/100/Reverse/Soft Speed>.
5) Place 2-3 soaked bamboo leaves overlap, fold and form a cone shape. Scoop some glutinous rice, meat filling and salted egg yolk into bamboo cone, wrap into triangular dumpling shape and tie up with hemp strings. Continue the steps until finished.
6) Place dumplings in Varoma dish. Place 1000 g water into mixing bowl, set Varoma into position, steam <40 min/Varoma /Speed 3>.
7) Serve hot
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