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Chinese Porcupine Balls

Ingredients
  Mochi rice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cold water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ground pork 1 Pound
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried mushrooms 4 , soaked, chopped
  Finely chopped ginger root 1 Teaspoon
  Water chestnuts 6 , finely chopped
  Green onion 1 , finely chopped
Directions

Soak rice in water for 2 hours, drain thoroughly in sieve and spread on cloth towel to dry.
Combine pork, egg, soy sauce, salt and sugar in mixing bowl; blend thoroughly.
Add chopped mushrooms, ginger, water chestnuts and green onions.
Form 2 tablespoons of pork mixture into balls.
Roll pork balls in rice, pressing down gently but firmly so rice sticks to meat.
Arrange balls on platter and steam 30 minutes.
Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Steamed
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 476 Calories from Fat 230

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.3%

Saturated Fat 9.4 g46.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 134.5 mg44.8%

Sodium 1032 mg43%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7.3%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 24 g48.1%

Vitamin A 3.8% Vitamin C 4.4%

Calcium 3.2% Iron 12.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Chinese Porcupine Balls Recipe