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Wednesday 5 September 2012

Pearl Meat Balls

I like meatball dishes either by cooking in deep frying, braising or steaming.  Whenever I come across any meatball recipes, I usually will bookmark it; I don't know why.  Maybe I feel it is easy to chew and it is most suitable for the elderly too.

I have few more meatballs dishes which I intend to cook very soon but today I am posting here is the Pearl Meat Balls.  Another recipe from Nami of JustOneCookbook 

Pearl MeatBalls
I have half the recipe from Nami of Just One Cookbook
(with slight change) 

½ cups glutinous rice (soak about 4 hours, drain and set aside)
250g mince meat (you can use pork, chicken or even prawn too!)
½ tbsp green onions, chopped
½ egg
½ tbsp light soy sauce
1/8 tsp salt
A dash or two pepper
some Shao Xin Wine
2-3 water chestnuts, peeled, smashed then minced

1.  Mix all other ingredients together except the glutinous rice in a large bowl.

2.  Grab handfuls of the mixed ingredients, pat them in your palms to make the mixture

3.  Start boiling water to prepare the steamer.
     (You can lay a piece of cheese cloth on the bottom of steamer, depend on you to
     absorb the steaming water).
4.  Make meat balls, about 1 inch diameter each.

5.  Roll the meat balls in glutinous rice, make sure all sides are covered.

6. Place the pearl balls into your steamer, steam on high for 20 minutes.

At first I wasn't sure what is Sweet Rice that Nami is indicating in her recipe,  and I google search only to find out it was Glutinous Rice.

Those who loves to eat Glutinous Rice, I am sure you will like this too!

This Pearl Meatballs is easy to make!  And delicious too.  Dip some chilli sauce before going into your mouth.