Fun with Mandarin


Pearl Balls


1 Cup of sweet rice

1/2 LB. of fresh shrimp (8-10 ct.)

1/2 LB. of ground pork

1 tablespoon of finely chopped green onion

1 tablespoon of finely chopped ginger

1 egg


4 water chestnuts, minced

carrot (finely grated, for decoration)


1 tablespoon of sesame oil

1 tablespoon of soy sauce

1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch

1/2 tablespoon of rice wine

1/4 teaspoon. of salt


1.Wash the sweet rice and soak the rice in water for at least 2 hours. Drain the water from the rice, and spread out the rice on a plate.

2.  Mix ground pork, chopped shrimp, and seasonings until well blended.

3.  From the mixed meat, form into balls about the size of ping-pong balls. Roll each meatball in the soaked sweet rice, until the meatball is well coated. Arrange meatballs in a steamer and steam them over high heat for 12-15 minutes. Remove and serve. (you can decorate with a dash of grated carrot on each of the meatball before serving)