Nutritious Millet Vegetarian Dumplings


Dragon Boat Festival is around the corner~

Some prefer the traditional savoury Chinese or Nyonya rice dumplings, while others enjoy trying new-fangled variants each year. Whichever tickles your palate, you’ll indulge this millet vegetarian dumplings before the season is over!

Credits: Irene Yip-Culinary instructor

Print the recipe! Nutritious Millet Vegetarian Dumplings

Key facts

Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 45 mins
Total: 55 mins
Serves: 10 dumplings


  • 100g    Organic Black Eyed Peas
  • 300g    Organic Glutinous Millet, soak 4 hrs and drain some oil
  • 1 tsp     salt
  • 1 tsp     mushroom seasoning powder
  • 250ml   water


  • 150g    mock duck with some oil
  • 50g      Organic Brown Shiitake Mushrooms, soak and dice
  • 50g      Organic White Shiitake Mushrooms, soak and dice
  • 1 tbsp   mushroom oyster sauce
  • 150g     monkey head mushrooms

**20 pcs fresh bamboo leaves and cotton cooking strings


  1. Soak black eyed peas in water for 5 hrs. Wash and drain. In a pot, add black eyed peas and water, cover and boil for about 1 hr until soft.
  2. Heat up oil. Add glutinous millet, salt and mushrooms seasoning powder. Stir fry until glutinous millet is coated with oil.
  3. Add water and stir fry until the water absorb. Add cooked black eye bean and set aside.
  4. Pan fry mock duck until crispy. Set aside.
  5. Heat up some oil. Stir fry mushrooms till fragrant.
  6. Add mushroom oyster sauce and stir fry until well combined.
  7. Add monkey head mushrooms and about ½ cup water. Simmer until dried.
  8. Add mock duck and stir fry until well combine. Remove and set aside
  9. Fold 1 pc of dumpling leaves into cone shape, Fill with ½ tbsp millet mixture. Add a layer of fillings. Cover with another spoon of millet.
  10. Press it down gently before wrapping up. Tie up with strings. Put in steamer and steam for 45 mins to 1 hr until cooked. Serve.

The ingredients!


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