Dumplings are traditionally prepared by boiling them in water, steaming them, or tossing them into a pan and frying them
Dumplings are so versatile that they can be found in a variety of cuisines. They can be filled with a variety of ingredients, such as meat, veggies, shrimp, or cheese and they make some of the best dishes, including fried dumplings with a sweet and sour sauce and a bowl of dumplings swimming in a tasty broth.
Dumplings are traditionally prepared by boiling them in water, steaming them, or tossing them into a pan and frying them. But what if you don’t have a lot of time to make dumplings? Can you just microwave them and have a meal that tastes the same? The answer is YES.
How To Microwave Frozen Dumplings?
1. Choose a microwave-safe bowl
When microwaving frozen dumplings, use a bowl rather than a plate. It must also have a large enough diameter to accommodate all of them. Microwaving a maximum of 10 dumplings at a time yields the best results.
2. Allow the Dumplings to partially thaw
If the dumplings are solidly frozen, set them out for 10 to 15 minutes before microwaving; otherwise, they will become mushy and difficult to pick up.
3. Add the Dumplings and water
You should add the dumplings first, followed by hot tap water. The dumplings should be half-submerged in water. You won’t know how much water to use unless you add the dumplings first.
If you’re using premade frozen dumplings, double-check the package instructions. Some of them may tell you to completely submerge the dumplings in water.
4. Put a lid on the bowl
Use a microwave-safe lid to cover the bowl. If your bowl does not come with a matching lid, you can substitute a microwave-safe plate.
5. 3 Minutes in the microwave
Cook the bowl in the microwave for three minutes on high. The dumplings should be done after three minutes. If they aren’t done, microwave them for another minute or two until they are.
6. Remove the water
Remove the bowl from the microwave and use a colander to drain the water. If you’re making regular dumplings, you can stop here and serve them with your favourite sauce, but if you want crispy dumplings, you’ll need to go through some extra steps.
7. Oil a nonstick frying pan
Warm your nonstick pan over medium heat on the stove.
8. Get your Dumplings fried
When the pan is hot, add the dumplings and fry them in it. Arrange the dumplings so that they are not overlapping. Continue to shake and swirl the pan until the dumplings are crispy and golden brown. This should only take a minute. Allow the dumplings to sit for a few seconds after microwaving before frying. This allows some of the moisture from inside to evaporate, allowing you to fry them without splattering.
Enjoy the dumplings immediately with your favourite dipping sauce