12 napa cabbage leaves
12 green onion stems, bulbs removed
1 lb ground pork
2 tablespoon onions, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
dash black pepper
Ingredients for the Sauce:
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon hot sauce (leave this out if you've got kids like I do)
First blanch the cabbage leaves and green onions in boiling water until they're pliable, about 10 to 20 seconds.
Prepare the stuffing ingredients by mixing the ground pork, salt, pepper, and onion.
Stuff the cabbage by placing about a tablespoon and half of the stuffing onto the cabbage leaves, tucking in the sides, and rolling it. Then tie up each roll with the green onion. I often cut up the stems of the napa cabbage before rolling if it's too stiff, although in the photo above I left it on.
Place the cabbage rolls into a shallow dish and into a steamer. Cover the steamer and steam for 30 minutes.
Prepare the sauce by placing all the sauce ingredients into a saucepan and simmering on low heat for about 10 minutes.
Remove the cabbage when done (there will be lots of liquid in the dish in steamer), and spread the sauce over the rolls.