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Vegetarian Gyoza Recipe


Vegetable gyoza with sauce

Vegetable Gyoza is originally a Chinese dish, which has become very popular across Japan. The Chinese call this “Jiaozi.”

Gyoza seems like a complicated appetizer, but with ready-made wonton wrappers, they’re easy to make. Plus, they’re very delicious.

Following this recipe will make about 36 gyozas.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 36 wonton wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Water – you’ll need some on hand for sautéing the vegetables to moisten the wrappers and for cooking the wrappers



Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot and cabbage and sauté, stirring occasionally, for a few minutes.

vegetables for gyoza

If you want softer vegetables, add a ½ cup of water or so and put a lid on your pan, continuing to cook until desired tenderness.  Set the vegetable mixture aside and let it cool slightly.

cooked vegetables

Now add about 1 tablespoon of the mixture to the middle of each wonton wrapper. Fold it over, moisten your fingers with water and seal it with your fingers.

gyoza wrappers

Preheat the vegetable oil in a large non-stick frying pan at medium high heat. Add the gyoza and cook for approximately 1 minute on each side. Then add ¼ cup of water, place a lid on the pan and cook until the water evaporates.

cooked gyoza

Serve the vegetable gyoza with gyoza dipping sauce.



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