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Glutinous Rice Dumplings

[ Prep Time: 180 min | Cooking Time: 60 min | Serving: 5 ]

Glutinous rice dumplings, also known as Zongzi, is the most traditional dragon boat festival food. It is made with marinated pork belly with salted egg yolk as main ingredients and is is very delicious!


  • 100 g Pork Belly

  • 20 g Dried Scallops

  • 250 g Glutinous Rice

  • 100 g Split Mung Bean

  • 5 pcs Salted Egg Yolk

  • 20 pcs Dried Bamboo Leaves


Marinade (Pork Belly)

  • ¼ Tsp Five Spices Powder

  • ¼ Tsp Chicken Powder

  • ¼ Tsp Salt

  • ¼ Tsp Oil


Marinade (Glutinous Rice)

  • ½ Tsp Light Soy Sauce

  • ½ Tsp Chicken Powder

  • ½ Tsp Salt

  • 2 Tbsp Oil


Marinade (Split Mung Bean)

  • ½ Tsp Sand Ginger Powder

  • ¼ Tsp Salt

  • 1 Tbsp Oil


Marinade (Salted Egg Yolk)

  • 1 Tsp Cooking Rose Wine



1. Rinse and pat dry pork belly (100 g) then slice it into 5 pieces.

2. Marinate the pork belly with five spice powder (¼ tsp), chicken powder (¼ tsp), salt (¼ tsp) and oil (¼ tsp) in the fridge overnight.

3. Soak glutinous rice (250 g), split mug beans (100 g), dried scallops (20 g) and dried bamboo leaves with water separately for 3 hrs.

4. Marinate the salted egg yolks (5 pcs) with cooking rose wine (1 tsp) for 1 hr.

5. Microwave dried scallops at 900W for 3 min, shred the dried scallops into strips and keep the stock aside.

6. Rinse and drain the glutinous rice and split mug beans and set aside.

7. Add light soy sauce (½ tsp), chicken powder (½ tsp), salt (½ tsp), oil (2 tbsp) and scallop stock to the drained glutinous rice and mix well.

8. Season the split mug beans with sand ginger powder (½ tsp), salt (¼ tsp) and oil (1 tbsp) and mix well.

9. Boil the bamboo leaves over medium heat for 5 min, rinse and the pat dry with kitchen paper.

10. Cut off the bamboo leaves both ends.

11. Stack 2 bamboo leaves on top of each other and fold into a cone shape. Place some glutinous rice (2 tbsp), split mug beans (1 tbsp), pork belly slice, salted egg yolk and some shredded dried scallops then wrap it with another 2 bamboo leaves and place more split mug beans (1 tbsp) and glutinous rice (2 tbsp).

12. Fold the sides over and then secure with a kitchen twine.

13. Place the rice dumplings in a pressure cooker, add enough water to submerge the dumplings and then pressure cook for 1 hr.

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