Steamed Vegetable Wontons with Broccoli
This recipe combines broccoli, green onion, carrot, garlic and Asian condiments for a vegetarian-friendly wonton recipe. The wontons are steamed so you do not have to use any fat in the recipe either. If you are looking for something healthy and nutritious, which is easy enough for a beginner home cook to put together then you might be interested in this steamed vegetable wontons with broccoli recipe, especially if you like steamed dumplings.
Wontons can be deep-fried, steamed, cooked in a soup or baked, but steaming gives them a lovely texture and cooks them gently. Make sure the filling is well mashed up before adding it and don’t overstuff the wonton wrappers else they won’t hold together.
Learning how to steam food and, more precisely, how to make a steamed vegetable wontons with broccoli recipe, is very simple. The cheapest and easiest way to steam your wontons is perhaps to get a bamboo steamer. You can find these at any Asian food store and they come in different sizes. Although you can stack them, you will only need one to make a batch of steamed wontons and that will only cost $5 or so. This recipe shows you how to make the best steamed wontons, and you can use different types of vegetables if you would rather.
- 2 finely minced garlic cloves
- 1 shredded carrot
- 1 tablespoon miso paste
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 finely chopped green onions (spring onions)
- 1 cup (225g) finely chopped broccoli
- 24 wonton wrappers
- Combine all the ingredients except for the wrappers in a food processor and process until well mashed up, but still with very small pieces remaining. You could process the mixture to a paste but most people like to leave it a bit textured.
- Lay the wonton wrappers on a flat surface and brush them with water so each one is slightly wet. Place one heaped teaspoon of filling mixture on to each one.
- Fold in half, enclosing filling and press edges firmly to seal. Fill a wok half-full with water and bring to a boil. Fit a steamer into the wok and line inside loosely with parchment paper if you like.
- Steam the vegetable wontons in batches, making sure to separate each dumpling in the steamer so they don’t stick together. When the wonton wrappers are soft, shiny and transparent they are done. They should take 8 to 10 minutes in total.
- Serve the wontons with soy sauce or a spicy Asian dipping sauce if you prefer.
Steamed Vegetable Wontons with Broccoli: Why We Love Them
Steamed wontons are a healthier option than deep-fried ones and they have a unique charm. Although crunchy fried wontons can be satisfying and delicious, you can see from the picture how this steamed wontons recipe also looks yummy. Steaming your wontons rather than frying them means they are lovely and soft. Steamed wontons can be served as they are or in a soup. Serving a floret of broccoli on the side is a good idea, because it shows people what the wontons contain. It looks decorative too.