Chinese Porcupine Balls
|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|
|Dried mushrooms||4 , soaked, chopped|
|Finely chopped ginger root||1 Teaspoon|
|Water chestnuts||6 , finely chopped|
|Green onion||1 , finely chopped|
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.
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