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Pearl Balls

  Glutinous rice 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Dried chinese mushrooms 4
  Boneless pork butt 1 Pound, finely chopped / ground
  Water chestnuts 4 , finely chopped
  Green onion 1 , finely chopped
  Egg 1
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 1 Teaspoon
  Dry sherry 1 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped ginger root 1 Teaspoon (Fresh Ones)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon

Cover rice with cold water and let soak for 2 hours; drain and spread on a plate.
Cover mushrooms with hot water and let soak for 30 minutes.
Cut off and discard stems; squeeze mushrooms dry and finely chop.
Combine mushrooms, pork, water chestnuts, and green onion.
Beat egg lightly with salt, cornstarch, sherry, ginger, sugar, and soy.
Add to meat mixture and mix lightly.
With wet hands, roll meat mixture, 2 tablespoons at a time, into balls.
(Shape smaller, marble-size balls for hors d'oeuvres.) Roll each ball in glutinous rice to coat completely; arrange on a heatproof plate, allowing 1/2-inch space between balls.
Place plate on rack in wok over 1 1/2 to 2 inches boiling water.
Cover wok and steam for 45 minutes (adding more water as it evaporates) or until meat is no longer pink and rice is pearl-like.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1693 Calories from Fat 773

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 86 g132.2%

Saturated Fat 33.7 g168.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 491.5 mg163.8%

Sodium 4239.8 mg176.7%

Total Carbohydrates 138 g45.8%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.2%

Sugars 6.2 g

Protein 91 g181.2%

Vitamin A 14.5% Vitamin C 11.2%

Calcium 5.6% Iron 26.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pearl Balls Recipe