Put these out for the boys during a game night, and they disappeared in 5 mins!

In the heart of our farmland, where the essence of family tradition and the bounty of the harvest intertwine, lies the secret to a kitchen alchemy that brings to life dishes with a special kind of magic. Among these cherished creations are the Rice Paper Dumplings with ground meat, a dish that, while originating from distant shores, resonates deeply with the soulful simplicity of Midwestern cuisine. Perfect for communal feasts or a serene family dinner, these dumplings blend the rustic charm of ground meat with the delicate embrace of rice paper wrappers, offering a gentle nod to the novel without straying from the warmth of home.

Complement these savory parcels with a refreshing cucumber salad, or indulge in the heartwarming familiarity of creamy mashed potatoes. And for a sweet finish, a dollop of homemade applesauce provides the perfect balance to the savory richness of the dumplings.

Rice Paper Dumplings Recipe

Servings: 4-6

1 pound of preferred ground meat (beef, pork, chicken, or turkey)

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 carrot, grated

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (extra for garnish)

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon sesame oil

12-16 rice paper wrappers

Warm water for rice paper

1 tablespoon vegetable oil, for frying


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