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Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival) or commonly known as Rice Dumpling Festival is a traditional celebration by the Chinese community to commemorate filial piety.

Family members will gather during the festive season to make and eat rice dumplings together. 

Here are 5 basic glutinous rice dumpling recipes to try out during the festive season:

Hokkien Dumplings

Hokkien Dumplings
Hokkien Dumplings

This dumpling is one of the most common rice dumpling found in the market during the festive season. This recipe calls for a healthier version of the traditional recipe by replacing pork belly with chicken meat.

Nyonya Dumplings

Nyonya Dumplings
Nyonya Dumplings

This slightly sweet dumpling has two-toned color rice which differentiate them from other dumplings. Traditionally, the blue colour is made from the petals of butterfly pea flowers.

Red Bean Alkaline Dumplings

Red Bean Alkaline Dumplings
Red Bean Alkaline Dumplings

Alkaline dumpling or Kee Zhang (Kan Sui Zong) is a basic dumpling made by glutinous rice soaked in alkaline water. It is usually pair with condiments such as sugar, kaya or sweet fillings.

Vegetarian Rice Dumplings

Vegetarian Rice Dumplings
Vegetarian Rice Dumplings

This recipe uses mushrooms to replace the usual meat in the dumpling. Try using a variety of mushrooms such as Enoke mushroom, the Abalone mushroom and the Black mushroom to spice up the flavor.

Hong Kong-style Dumpling

Hong Kong-style Dumpling with Dried Scallops
Hong Kong-style Dumpling with Dried Scallops

This is a dumpling originated from Hong Kong. It is usually filled with various meats and delicacies such as chicken meat, duck meat and scallops.

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1 thought on “5 Basic Glutinous Rice Dumpling Recipes”

  1. June Annette - June 4, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Do u hve a recipe these Dumplings
    using Millet with glutinous rice?

    Reply

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