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Shrimp and Brown Rice Wontons

Shrimp and Brown Rice Wontons

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  • 1 packet
    square wonton wrappers
  • 12 ounces
    shrimp, veins removed
  • 1 tablespoon
    sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon
    chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons
    chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons
    chopped ginger
  • 3 tablespoons
    minced, blanched carrots
  • 3 tablespoons
    minced, blanched celery
  • 1-2 teaspoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    black pepper
  • 3/4 cup
    cooked brown rice
  • 2 bunches
    scallions, green only
  • 2 teaspoons
    rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons
    peanut oil
  • 4 tablespoons
    neutral-flavored vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 large
    bamboo steamer basket, (if available)
    banana leaves, cut into triangles (1 piece per plate)
    scallions, sliced (if desired)
    toasted sesame seeds, (if desired)
    purchased wonton dipping sauce or soy sauce
  1. First, make scallion oil: Blanch scallions briefly in boiling water. Then place scallions and vinegar into a blender and puree until very smooth. Add the oil while the blender is running to form an emulsion. Season to taste with salt.
  2. Next, prepare filling: Place shrimp, oil, sugar, parsley, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper into food processor and quickly pulse to make a coarse and chunky paste. Remove puree, put cooked rice into processor, and quickly puree just to break up the grains. Combine the rice, shrimp, and diced vegetables and mix.
  3. Fill the wonton wrappers with shrimp filling as directed on wonton package. (If making ahead, transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment; refrigerate or freeze until ready to cook.)
  4. To cook wontons, heat a small amount of oil in large sauté pan and cook filled wontons lightly golden brown. Turn on side; add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover; steam until centers are cooked, 4-5 minutes.
  5. To serve, place banana leaves (if using) in the bottom of steamer basket or dish, then place the wontons on top of the leaves. Top each wonton with scallion oil, sesame seeds, and sliced scallions as desired. Place sets of chopsticks around the basket and serve individual containers of dipping sauce on the side.


Nutritional Information

Makes: approximately 20, 1-ounce wontons
Serving Size: 3 wontons
  • Calories245
  • Protein8.8 g
  • Cholesterol65 mg
  • Fat2.2 g
    • Saturated fat2.1 g
  • Sodium225 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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