Rice Cooker Steamed Dumplings

If you’ve been on Pinterest or Instagram in the last few months you have probably seen an influx of dumpling recipes. We’re not sure if it has (everything) to do with the arrival of the dumpling emoji on our phones or if more people are experimenting making these little delights at home. Regardless of the reason, the Test Kitchen wanted to experiment. And they found that using some of our favorite Hamilton Beach appliances can help making steamed pork dumplings at home a breeze.

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Rice Cooker Steamed Dumplings


  • 2 Napa cabbage leaves
  • 2 green onions, trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small jalapeno
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 package (12 ounces) square wonton wraps
  • Dumpling Dipping Sauce


  1. Fill rice cooking pot with water to the first line and place in rice cooker.
  2. Using chopping/mixing blade with processor running, add cabbage, green onions, garlic, jalapeno, ginger and cilantro through the food chute until cabbage is minced.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pork, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Add cabbage mixture to pork mixture. Stir together until well blended.
  5. Place 1 wrapper on a cutting board. Add 1 ½ teaspoons pork filling to the center of wrapper.
  6. In small bowl of water, wet ends of a pastry brush and brush ¼-inch around edges of wrapper.
  7. Bring edges up to form a point and pinch sides together. Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers. Place in single layer in rice cooker basket.
  8. Add basket to rice cooker and close lid.
  9. Steam for 30 minutes or until pork filling is cooked through.
  10. Serve with Dumpling Dipping Sauce.


Serves 12 (3 dumplings per person)


To make a delicious dumpling, you have to start with a delicious filling. This is where your Hamilton Beach® food processor comes in handy. Using a food processor fitted with the chopping/mixing blade (running), add cabbage, green onions, garlic, jalapeño, ginger, and cilantro through the food shoot until the cabbage is minced.

Steamed Pork Dumplings in a Rice Cooker

Then add pork, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper to the food processor and PULSE a few until the filling combines. You’ll use the paste-like mixture to fill the wonton wrappers.

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Now it’s time to assemble the dumplings. Place one wonton wrapper on a cutting board and add 1 ½ teaspoon of the pork filling into the center of the wrapper.

Steamed Pork Dumplings in a Rice Cooker

Using a little bit of water, wet your finger or a small pastry brush, then moisten the edges of the wrapper.

To form the dumpling, bring all four edges of the wrapper up to form and point then pinch the sides together to secure the filling. They will look like little edible pouches.

Steamed Pork Dumplings in a Rice Cooker

Once the dumplings are made, add water to your rice cooker cooking pot. Place the dumplings (in a single layer) in your rice cooker basket and close the lid. Steam the dumplings for about 30 minutes on the STEAM COOK setting until the pork is fully cooked.

Steamed Pork Dumplings in a Rice Cooker

Serve these dumplings with a delicious homemade dipping sauce or with your favorite chili or hoisin sauce.

Steamed Pork Dumplings in a Rice Cooker

Whether you are serving them alongside your favorite fried rice and ramen noodle soup for a homemade Asian feast or by themselves, these dumplings are flavor-packed pork pockets you’ll want to make over and over again.

Steamed Pork Dumplings in a Rice Cooker

Have leftover filling? Use it to make homemade egg rolls or meatballs later in the week. Insert dumpling emoji here.

Rice Cooker Steamed Dumplings

Other rice cooker recipes to try: 

Rice Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

No Wok, No Problem: Rice Cooker Fried Rice






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