Siu Mai Recipe (Shao Mai) with Sticky Rice

do not eat too much each time as there are lots of sticky rice used. I have showed two ways of folding the siu mai, but you can also create your own.

Siu Mai Recipe (Shao Mai) with Sticky Rice
Prep Time
20 mins

Cook Time
20 mins

Total Time
40 mins


Chinese dim sum dessert–Siu Mai also known as Shao Mai recipe

dim sum


Sticky Rice
Servings: 48 Making around 48 siu mai
Calories: 60 kcal
Author: Elaine

Pork marinating
  • pinch
    of salt
  • 1
    chopped ginger
  • 1
    light soy sauce
  • 2
Other ingredients
  • 10
    dried shiitake mushrooms
    , soaked with hot water
  • Half of a carrots
    , diced
  • 2-3
  • pinch
    of salt
  • 1
    dark soy sauce
  • 1
  • 1/2
    liquid for soaking the mushrooms
  • another 1/2 cup water

  1. Soak the glutinous rice with clean water at least for 24 hours. Move out and drain. Transfer to rice to a plate and flat.
  2. Heat up water in wok, steam the rice for around 15 minutes until the rice is almost transparent.
  3. Soak the shiitake mushroom with hot water for 2-3 minutes. Transfer the shiitake mushroom out and re-soak with hot water. Discard the first soaking water and strain the second soaking water for later filling.
  4. Remove the mushroom roots and cut into dices. Cut carrots into dices too.
  5. Heat up cooking oil on wok or pan, add chopped pork in to stir-fry until the color changes and then put carrots and mushrooms to fry until soft.
  6. Add salt, dark soy sauce, sugar and liquid for soaking mushrooms and extra 1/2 cup water. Stir continually. Heat until the sauce is almost absorbed.
  7. Assemble siu mai with dumpling wrappers. Steam siu mai over high fire for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Serve hot!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts is based on each single Siu Mai.

Nutrition Facts
Siu Mai Recipe (Shao Mai) with Sticky Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 39mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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