I know many of you already have my latest book, The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot. But I started craving dumplings and thought I should remind you of just how easy they are to make in your Instant Pot! Vegan Instant Pot Asian Steamed Dumplings are going to be one of your go to week night dinners!
(No Instant Pot? No worries! Just make the recipe and steam it on the stove.)
There are a few unusual uses for your Instant Pot and using it to make vegan Asian steamed dumplings is one of my favorites.
Do you need an Instant Pot to steam dumplings? Absolutely not. However, if you already have one, you should wring every bit of use from it that you can! If you don’t have one, you can use the cooking instructions here, for the vegan gyoza.
I would love to know how many of you bought an Instant Pot with all the sales going on this year. Let me know in the comment if you are a new or seasoned Instant Pot user and what some of your favorite uses for it is.
Also if you have purchased my book, please do me a favor and take a few seconds to go to Amazon to leave a review. I’d love to see yours there with all the others.
I buy my dumpling wrappers in a local Asian market and most of the ones I find there are vegan. Even the yellow ones are yellow from dyes and not eggs. With that said, the ones you get in the supermarket seem to have eggs more often than not.
I love the convenience of pre-made dumpling wrappers, but if you don’t have the option try this recipe to make them from scratch. Or you can try this gluten-free vegan recipe. Lately I’ve found Melissa’s dumpling wrappers at Walmart and they have been vegan. Be sure to read the ingredients before you buy them just in case.
I used an 8-inch 2 layered bamboo steamer to cook my dumplings in. You will still add water to your Instant Pot, then the rack and place the bamboo steamer on top of that. You will probably need to leave off the lid and that’s fine – you don’t really need it.
Another way one tester steamed these little dumplings was with two Instant Pot racks. You can get a cheap extra rack on Amazon or at an Asian market. She put 10 dumplings on a parchment-covered Instant Pot rack, flipped the other Instant Pot rack upside down, covered it with parchment and placed another 10 dumplings on it.
If you’re looking for more Instant Pot accessories check out my favorites here.
More Vegan Instant Pot Recipes:
- Instant Pot Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Jambalaya
- Vegan Instant Pot Tomatillo-Poblano White Beans
- Vegan Instant Pot Creamy Mushroom Curry and Pilaf