Instant Pot Chinese Dumpling Soup

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recipe by From Freezer to Instant Pot Cookbook

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Here’s an absurdly easy version of wonton soup— the Chinese take-out classic— and a quick meal when you want to make a mad dash to the TV after work to stream the latest. The wontons or pot stickers don’t fall apart so easily. Of course, a few may come undone. They just add a little more body and flavor to the broth. Beyond • For a more complex flavor, substitute five-spice powder for the ground dried ginger. • For a more gingery flavor, add up to 1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger with the soup ingredients. • For a more savory flavor, add up to 1 sheet kombu (a dried seaweed) with the soup ingredients. Remove the kombu before serving. • For more heft, stir 2 cups stemmed, washed, and shredded baby bok choy or bagged shredded Brussels sprouts into the soup when you open the pot in step 5. Simmer on the SAUTÉ setting at MEDIUM, NORMAL, or CUSTOM 300°F for 1–2 minutes to wilt the vegetable before serving. • Garnish the servings with sambal oelek or another chunky red chile sauce, if desired.

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recipe updated Feb 4, 2020


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    4 (about 60 g)
  • Deli smoked ham icon
    Deli smoked ham
    85.12 g (about ½ cup)
  • Chicken broth icon
    Chicken broth
    10 cups (about 2.49 kg)
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    2 tbsp (about 36 g)
  • Ground ginger icon
    Ground ginger
    ½ tsp (about 0.93 g)
  • Frozen chicken chinese dumplings icon
    Frozen chicken chinese dumplings
    681 g (about 2 ¾ cups)


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  1. Pre-heat - Sauté, More
  2. Add chicken broth, scallion, deli smoked ham, soy sauce and ground ginger to the inner pot
  3. Cook until simmering while stirring occasionally
  4. Stir frozen chicken chinese dumplings into the inner pot
  5. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  6. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 4 min
  7. Release pressure -
  8. Stir well
  9. Serve
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