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Keto Low Carb Bánh Cuốn aka Steamed Rice Flour Rolls

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Low Carb Asian Recipes
Servings: 2 people
Author: MaiTai

Ingredients

Filling

  • 1-2 lb ground pork
  • ½ white onion diced
  • ½ cup black fungus soak in water for 15-20 minutes
  • 1 tbsp mushroom seasoning or fish sauce
  • pinch ground black pepper

Keto Rice Flour Batter

  • 1.5 cup broth of choice
  • ½ cup coconut milk or cream
  • 5 g Dragon brand jelly powder

Instructions

Make the fillings

  • Saute ground pork in a medium high heat skillet
  • Add softened black fungus
  • Incorporate the two ingredients and cook until most of the pink is gone from the pork
  • Add in your diced onion and seasoning. Mix well and make sure it's evenly coated. Taste and adjust to your liking.
  • Sprinkle ground black pepper and set aside to cool.

Make the keto batter

  • In a sauce pan on medium heat, add broth, coconut milk and jelly powder.
  • Use a whisk to stir until mixture comes to a boil. Mix well so there's no clump of jelly.

Assemble the rolls

  • Set out at least 3 large flat plates to pour the batter on
  • Use a ladle and pour a thin layer of batter on the plate, swirl the batter to get even coverage
  • Set aside to cool for about 2 minutes. Make more batter (you get better after making a few keto rice sheets)
  • Once cooled and batter has gelled, add the filling. Make sure to spread it horizontally so that it's not clumped in the middle. Think of it like a burrito.
  • The rice sheet is slippery and will slide around on the plate. Use a large spatula and gently roll it. It will be very delicate, so be careful when you roll or lift it
  • Garnish the bánh cuốn with sliced fresh cucumbers, mint, blanched bean sprouts. Pour a generous amount of keto nước chấm on top. Enjoy!

Notes

If the batter gets too clumpy or thick, just reheat it until the batter is liquid again.
I suggest making a bunch of sheets before rolling.
I've experimented adding the filling right after I pour the batter. This seemed to keep the fillings in place better for rolling.
Be patient and gentle...it's basically rolling a thin sheet of slippery jello.