Hmong Steam Rice Rolls

Steam Rice Rolls is popular dish within the Hmong families. This is typically served as a appetizer. Some like to eat this with a serving of rice. Others make a large tray and serves this as a main dish.

Steam Rice Rolls is a cooked rice flour batter with a Pork filling and served with a spicy sweet sauce.

This was one of my mother’s favorite dish. Growing up, I made this for her once a week. Actually even today she still calls me to make it for her.

The batter mix was one of the hardest to make. Now they have pre-mixed flour, just add hot water, vegetables oil and salt. Super easy now!


  • Pre-mixed flour (image above)
  • 3 lbs of ground pork
  • 6-7 stalks of green onion, thinly chopped
  • 1 cup of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • Vegetable oil for cooking wrapping

Spicy Sweet Sauce

  • 1/4 Sugar Syrup
  • 1/4 cup of fish sauce
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • Thai chili pepper

Step 1: To make the Batter

In a large bowl, pour in the pre-mixed flour. Then, add hot water, vegetable oil and salt. Whisk away any lumps until the batter becomes smooth.

Step 2: To make the Pork

Into a cooking pot, season the ground pork over high heat with salt, and oyster sauce. Stir well, breaking any lumps of meat. When the meat is cooked, add in the green onions and cilantro. After 1-2 minutes or once the green onions and cilantro is cooked, transfer the filling into a bowl and set aside. This step should take roughly 8-10 minutes.

Step 3: To make the Steam Rice

Heat a medium-sized non-stick frying pan on low heat. Stir this batter to maintain a smooth batter before pouring on the pan. Using a pastry brush, to brush some vegetable oil onto the base of the pan. Next, scoop just enough to cover the base of the pan. Make sure the batter covers the base evenly. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for about 30 seconds. Then, remove the lid and carefully flip the pan over onto a greased surface as the crepe should fall off easily.

Step 4: Roll your Steam Rice

While you wait for the next Steam Rice to cook, scoop about 1 tablespoon of the pork filling onto the center of your cooked Steam Rice. Fold the sides in and then roll it like a burrito.

Repeat step 3 and 4 until you run out of batter mix. You can typically make over 30 Steam Rice Rolls.

Your dish is ready to be serve: serve with some fried onions and spicy sweet sauce on top. Yumm!


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