Sticky Rice Pork Balls


These steamed Chinese rice balls are not only pretty looking but also really delicious! Definitely one of my favorite dishes!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 55 mins
2 servings


  • ½ cup sticky rice

  • 1 egg

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger root, minced

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • salt to taste

  • 4 ounces ground pork

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon pork stock, or as needed

  • ¼ cup water, or as needed

  • 1 teaspoon dried goji berries (wolfberries), or to taste


  1. Rinse sticky rice and place in a bowl; cover with water. Soak rice for at least 3 hours. Drain.

  2. Beat egg in a large bowl; mix in ginger root, soy sauce, and salt. Add pork, cornstarch, and pork stock; stir in 1 direction until combined, 5 to 6 minutes. Roll pork mixture into bite-size balls.

  3. Pour enough water into the bottom of a wok to cover by about 1 inch; bring to a simmer.

  4. Roll pork balls in sticky rice until they are coated completely. Place 6 balls in a steamer basket.

  5. Place steamer in the wok and steam until pork is cooked through and rice is tender, about 30 minutes. Remove balls and garnish with goji berries.

Cook's Note:

Chicken stock can be used in place of the pork stock.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

358 Calories
11g Fat
46g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 463mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 239mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.