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Rose Dumplings Vegan Dim Sum

Romanticize your dining table and everyday meal with these steamed rose dumplings! Filled with a savory, umami, and super nutritious tofu beetroot filling. They taste as spectacular as they look I promise!

Sometimes a tiny bit of change or a small extra step can make all the magic, like these steamed dumplings shaped like roses! What is it about food in cute shapes that just make them that much more delicious and our meal times 10x happier?! It's the most mundane little things in life that bring us the most happiness and deserve our appreciation and celebration, I truly believe that.

And they're actually really easy to make! Instead of wrapping each dumpling with one wrapper, we'll just line up three of them and roll it up, easy peasy. Watch the video to follow the steps and if you have any questions feel free to reach me on Instagram and Tiktok ^^

For fillings, any filling you like would work perfectly fine! I wanted to make them pink so I made a tofu beetroot mixture. The filling is so flavorful and delicious on its own I honestly ate so much of it straight up lol!



INGREDIENTS:

27 or 30 dumpling wrappers - makes 9 or 10 rose dumplings

12 oz extra firm tofu

1 small beetroot, finely grated

1 scallion, chopped

3 oz shiitake mushroom, chopped

1 tablespoo arrowroot powder or cornstarch

1 tbsp rice vinegar

1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp coconut amino

Pinch of white pepper

Cooking oil


TO MAKE:

- Prep the fillings first, chop the scallion and shiitake mushrooms, peel and finely grate the beetroot;

- In a large nonstick pan, fry off the scallions first with a drizzle of oil, then crumble the tofu into the pan, continue to break the bigger pieces down with your spatula, cook for for 3 - 4 minutes to get rid most of the liquid in tofu;

- Add in the shiitake mushrooms, season with the vinegar, soy sauce, coconut amino and pinch of white pepper, stir to mix everything;

- Add in the grated beets, and continue to stir till most liquid is gone, sprinkle in the arrowroot powder and quickly stir with your spatula to mix it in with the rest of the mixture, it should form a filling that can easily stick together, transfer to a dish;

- Take one piece of dumpling wrapper, wet the bottom edge with your finger, then lay another wrapper next to it, having the edges overlapping each other;

- Repeat with the third wrapper, now you have three wrappers aligned and stick together by their edges;

- Add 3 - 4 teaspoon of filling to the line of wrapper, form an even line, and fold the wrappers in half;

- Start rolling from one corner, carefully roll all the way to the opposite corner, then gently open up the "petals" with your fingers, transfer to a lined steaming basket, repeat to finish all the fillings;

- Bring the water under the steaming basket to boil, that's when you'll start seeming steaming coming out, and after that point let them steam for 10 minutes;

- Serve hot, enjoy!


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