Gyoza Dumpling Soup – A Recipe

Dumplings are a staple at all of our homes here at Fine Choice Foods HQ, and it’s not just because we make them! They’re a part of a way of life. Dumplings are comfort food and a simple quick meal. Today we present a simple recipe for a quick and easy meal featuring our Sum-m! Gyoza dumplings.

Dumpling on Side

This recipe can be easily adapted to your own personal preference and taste. Use any vegetables that you have on hand in the soup and make as many dumplings as you would like to eat. You could make this with noodles, or without, depending on how big of a meal you would like. The brilliance of this meal is that you can make it any way you like with whatever you have on hand. Either way, you’ll end up with a steaming hot bowl of soup and tasty dumplings.

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Gyoza Dumpling Soup

2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 pack Sum-m! Gyoza Dumplings
1 bunch of boy choy, separated
½ cup mushrooms
Dash of white pepper
Optional: Rice or soba noodles, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili oil

You can prepare your dumplings in the soup or fry them as instructed on the package and eat them on the side.

If frying the dumplings, put 1 teaspoon cooking oil, dumplings and 1/3 cups of water into skillet with Gyoza’s flat side down. Cover pan with lid and cook for 5-8 minutes until water completely evaporates and bottoms are crispy. Serve as a side to your noodles in soup.

If serving the dumplings in soup, warm the stock with a dash of white pepper in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat until starting to simmer. Turn the heat to medium and add in the bok choy, the, dumplings and noodles, if using. Cook until the bok choy is tender, with a slight crunch and the dumplings are warmed through. About 4 minutes if frozen, 2 minutes if refrigerated.

Pour broth, bok choy, and dumplings into a bowl. Add in Enoki mushrooms and enjoy.

Optional garnishes to add at the very end for additional fragrance are soy sauce, sesame oil or chili oil for a bit of spice.

Dumplings

3 Comments

  1. Patricia
    December 11, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    Your Vegetable Gyoza Dumplings are good… then I read the ingredients. They contain yeast extract which is another name for MSG. I had to research on the internet to make sure. I still have a headache two hours after eating them. I am allergic to msg and get tremendous headaches from it. If I had known that your products contain msg then I certainly would have saved myself the pain and not purchased them. Please correct your labeling.

    • Fine Choice Foods Editors
      December 12, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

      Hi Patricia,

      Thank you for your comment. We take the health and well being of our customers very seriously.

      Commonly used, yeast extract is made by roasting yeast to varying degrees in order to create enhanced flavor notes. One of the flavor notes that can be reproduced is umami. We use yeast extract as a seasoning to provide this flavor note in our gyoza filling. This allows us to use less salt in our formulation, which we feel is a positive thing.

      There is naturally occurring glutamic acid in yeast extract, but there is no MSG. Naturally occurring glutamic acid can be found in mushrooms, tomatoes, kelp, and hard cheese to name a few. In actuality the percentage of glutamic acid found in foods with added yeast extract is much lower than what is found in these natural sources.

      If you want further details into the science between the two, we recommend reading this article: http://www.edenfoods.com/articles/view.php?articles_id=207

    • james
      December 25, 2015 @ 8:12 am

      Yeast extract IS the correct labeling. Do you eat tomatoes or Parmesan? Enjoy your natural MSG.

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