Vegan Rice & Lentil Veggie Wontons
Rice & Lentil Veggie Wontons w/ a peanut & balsamic dipping sauce
It's the best when I am able to make a recipe that I love getting at restaurants. There are so many different methods of folding wontons. I believe the one I chose is called the Diamond.
It seemed the easiest one to keep all the filling in.
You can try different technics by watching youtube videos.
I also preferred to steam the wontons first.
I find it cooks the wrapper enough before so I can use less oil when frying. I do like steamed wontons but let's be honest, nothing like a crunchy wonton!
Hope you enjoy this recipe
Rice & Lentil Veggie Wontons
w/ a peanut & balsamic dipping sauce
25 Wonton wrappers...size 3.5x3.5 (i used the brand twin marquis hong kong style)
¼ cup Avocado oil (for frying or use any oil that can handle high heat)
½ cup Wild rice
½ cup Lentils
1 Yellow onion
3 CLoves of garlic
6 Crimini mushrooms
2 heads of Broccoli
2 cups Spinach
½ tbsp dried Parsley
½ tbsp dried Rosemary
½ tbsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Soy sauce
¼ tsp Liquid smoke
¼ tsp Black pepper
⅛ tsp Sea salt
1 cup creamy Peanut butter
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Soy sauce
¼ tsp Ginger powder
optional: ¼ tsp Chili powder
Cook rice & lentils according to their directions on the box.
While the grains are cooking, mince garlic & onions. Sautee in a saucepan with a little oil. Saute until they are translucent.
Cut the broccoli into tiny pieces & add to the pan. Cook until medium soft.
Then cut the mushrooms into slices & again into quarter-inch cubes. Saute in the pan until they begin to shrink, stir everything often.
Once the mushrooms look cooked enough, chop spinach & place into the pan until wilted.
Add the lentils & rice to the veggie mix with all the spices. Then let cool enough for you to be able to touch
Take a wonton wrapper in your hand. Add about half a tbsp of filling into the center of the wrapper. Then wet the edged with a little water & fold into a triangle. Press the sides to make sure it is sealed tightly. Then take the two bottom sides & add a little water to press them together. Place them on a plate or tray & repeat until all are made.
If you want to steam them or to steam them first: Place about ¾ cup of water into a pot & use a steamer (i used this steamer).
After they have been steamed or just wanted to fry them: Add oil to a saucepan, once the oil is hot place the wontons bottoms down. Cook until golden brown.
In a small mixing bowl add the dipping sauce ingredients together.
Place the wontons on a plate & dip the wonton into the sauce ...