Chicken Porcupine

Prep: 20 min Cook: 15 min Yields: 4 Servings

This Asian steamed dumpling has raw rice rolled over the chicken mince. Once steamed, the rice puffs and swells resembling a porcupine. It is a delight to look at and equally healthy and delicious to eat.


250 gm chicken mince
1 tbsp garlic, chopped
3 tbsp carrots, finely chopped
3 tbsp spring onions, finely chopped 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
1 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp pepper powder
1 egg
1⁄2 cup rice (small, thin grain) Oil for greasing
Salt to taste


  • Wash and soak the rice for 2 hours. Drain the water and keep aside. Place the chicken mince in a bowl. Mix all the ingredients well and divide it into equal-sized balls.
  • Roll these balls in the soaked raw rice and carefully place these small porcupines on a greased plate. Get the steamer ready and steam these on high heat for 15 minutes.
  • Remove and serve these cute chicken porcupines with soy sauce on the side.

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