Cheesy Potsticker Rice Casserole
Cheesy rice with broccoli, carrots and green beans in a lined casserole dish with vegetable dumpling potstickers and fried rice.
Dumplings are such a big part of the Chinese New Year. My favorite ones are filled with rice and shredded vegetables then sauteed in oil until nice and crispy. Of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration without them. I’ve paired these dumpling potstickers with cheesy rice for the perfect casserole to ring in holiday.
It’s Chinese New Year and to kick off the holiday, we’re cooking up authentic and delicious food to celebrate the day. While Chinese New Year is a 15 day festival from February 8th – February 22nd, you’ll want to have this recipe year-round for the dinner table.
The Chinese New Year dinner is the most important dinner of the year. The holiday is celebrated at home with family where traditional holiday food is made. Traditionally, dumplings are served and some say it will bring good luck. It’s also the most important food item on the table and therefore we’re incorporating Ling Lang® Asian Kitchen Vegetable Potstickers into our main dish. Using these homemade quality potstickers is easy cooking and fun. It’s authentic heritage rooted in an Asian Kitchen with a tasteful adventure as well as a time saver. Legend has it, that the more dumplings one eats, the more money they will make that year. Bring on the dumplings!
As always, celebrate the new year with fireworks with family and friends . Most cities celebrate the Chinese New Year with at least a parade. Make sure to watch it with other’s as the community is very proud of the culture and puts a lot of time into this unique parade. It’s often said to put money under your pillow after the fireworks to keep away the monsters. Red is a color thought to keep evil at bay. Be sure to wear red while celebrating.
To make this recipe, cook the Ling Lang® Asian Kitchen Vegetable Potsticker Dumplings according to package directions. I opted to make them on the stove top with water and oil to get them nice and crispy for the casserole.
Make rice according to package directions. Toss in some frozen vegetables into the rice pot while it steams. Once cooked, stir in package sauce or simply use rice vinegar and soy sauce. I divided the rice and only added the sauce to half of the rice which will sit on the bottom of the casserole.
Once everything is prepared, place the sauce rice on the bottom of a pie dish. Evenly spread the dumplings over the top. Toss the plain rice with cheese then spread over the top of the casserole. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes to mend all the flavors together and get that cheese nice and melted.
Other Chinese New Year traditions include red envelopes and lanterns. Red envelopes are stuffed with money and are exchanged with married adults. This tradition is celebrated to keep the evil away, keep the children healthy and lead to a long, healthy life for everyone. If you really want to celebrate the holiday with family, this is a fun way to get involved.
If there’s time, check for festival celebrations in your city. I know we have one here in New Orleans and it’s often celebrated during Mardi Gras. It’s a lot of fun to see the traditional costumes that community members make to celebrate the day with. Even better, are the fireworks at the end of the day. If none of these are offered in your city, than celebrate with this dumpling rice casserole! Take a Taste Adventure this Chinese New Year because Ling Ling® is caring, fun, genuine, passionate, and a good cook! A contemporary Asian grandmother who joyfully passes on cooking expertise to her family in her home kitchen. You’ll want to have these dumplings for all your occasions.
For us, we’ve picked up some Chinese New Year plates, napkins, chopsticks, red fans and lanterns from a local party store to help us celebrate.
Cheesy Potsticker Rice Casserole
- 1 package Ling Lang® Asian Kitchen Vegetable Potstickers
- 1 cup frozen broccoli
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup frozen green beans
- 1 cup rice (, divided)
- splash rice vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce or package sauce
- 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese (, shredded)
- Cook Ling Lang® Asian Kitchen Potstickers according to package directions. Heat water and add broccoli, carrots and green beans for rice water. Cook rice according to package directions. Divide half the rice and toss one half with soy sauce/package sauce and rice vinegar. Using a 9 inch pie plate or casserole dish, lightly spray the bottom with cooking spray then add soy sauce rice. Top with potstickers. Toss white rice with mozzarella cheese then top it over the top of the casserole. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes.
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