Steamed Pearl Balls Recipe

Total Time:

2 hours 35 minutes(Cooking)



Steamed Pearl Balls Recipe

These sticky rice balls are full of flavour.


250gground pork
200gshrimp (optional)
1/2 tspsalt (or more)
1 tspsugar
1 tbsppotato starch
2 tbspspring onions, minced
3/4 cupglutinous rice (a.k.a sweet rice, sticky rice)
white pepper, to taste
1 tspsesame oil


  1. Soak the glutinous rice in water for minimum 2 hours, or overnight.
  2. In large big bowl, combine the ground pork and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, toss it around.
  3. Add in the shrimp pieces (optional) and continue tossing.
  4. Mix in the sugar, potato starch, white pepper, spring onions, and sesame oil.
  5. Continue kneading and tossing until it's well mixed and elastic. Set aside.
  6. Drain glutinous rice and add a pinch of salt and a dash of sesame oil. Mix well.
  7. Shape the pork into little balls. roll them and cover with glutinous rice.
  8. Place the meat balls 1/2-inch apart on a greased plate. Steam for 15-20 minutes.

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