Anybody who knows me knows how much I love Chinese dumplings. There’s a terrific photo of me at a small restaurant near the Great Wall in China – a dumpling restaurant, and we ordered the entire menu! (For about $4). And you’ve probably read about Portland’s unique mash-up dumpling food truck here.
Well today, we ventured into another $1 meal from Lean Cuisine, chicken and vegetable dumlings with ride and an asian-style dipping sauce. Hmm. Sauce? Didn’t see that.
Instructions called for 8 minutes at half power in the nuking machine, then a rest period for 1-2 minutes.
Done. The result?
Not so bad. Better than yday’s Lean Cuisine panini.
The dumplings heat unevenly, and I prefer mine steamed, and not fried. These had kind of a combination texture, as if you steamed them first, then lightly fried them.
The rice? Peas and carrots included, something I never saw in China.
This meal will set you back 260 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 49 carbs, and 22% of your daily sodium intake.
I’d buy them again. (I added the tomatoes, from my condiment garden!)