Welcome to my kitchen, where I always cook with wholesome ingredients and a passion for healthy food. Today we’re going to whip up one of my favourite soups: gluten-free wonton soup! This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives, without compromising on taste or nutrients.
Wonton soup is a Chinese comfort classic that has been enjoyed for centuries. It’s made with wonton wrappers filled with savoury meat or shrimp fillings and then cooked in a delicious broth. However, traditional wontons are made with wheat flour, which contains gluten.
But don’t let that dampen your enthusiasm for wonton soup! With this recipe, you can easily make wonton soup gluten-free by using gluten-free wonton wrappers and a gluten-free flour blend. The result is just as delicious as the original, but without the heavy feeling that wheat-based food can give you.
This recipe makes use of a mix of ground pork and shrimp, paired with scallions and ginger for flavour. The broth is infused with onion, bay leaf and chicken broth – you will love the combination of all these flavours.
So grab your apron and get ready to cook with me! Whether you want to try something new or need inspiration for a dinner gathering, this gluten-free wonton soup recipe is the perfect choice. Let’s head to the kitchen!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Are you tired of sacrificing flavor for health? Look no further than this delicious Gluten Free Wonton Soup recipe. Not only is it gluten-free and dairy-free, but it also packs a punch of nutrition with its blend of fresh veggies and protein sources.
But just because it’s healthy doesn’t mean it skimps on taste. With the savory broth made from a mixture of chicken broth, soy sauce, and rice vinegar, every sip will leave your taste buds buzzing with delight. It’s the perfect mix of salty and savory without being overpowering.
Not to mention, there are endless options for customization. Whether you prefer shrimp or ground pork as your protein source, this recipe can easily be tailored to fit your dietary needs and preferences. You can even skip the meat entirely and opt for vegan wonton wrappers or fillings like tofu or mushrooms.
Plus, making your own wontons is not only fun but also easy! The step-by-step instructions for wrapping and folding the wontons are so simple that even those new to cooking can pull them off with ease.
So why settle for boring and unhealthy options when you can indulge in a delicious bowl of homemade Gluten Free Wonton Soup? It will satisfy both your cravings and your nutritional goals without compromising on either.
Here’s everything you need to prepare gluten-free wonton soup:
- 1 package gluten-free wonton wrappers (1 pound), or gluten-free rice paper if you can’t find them
- ½ lb. ground pork
- ½ lb. peeled and deveined shrimp
- 2 whole scallions, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped chives
- 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
- 3 Tbsp. soy sauce or gluten-free soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. patted dry naked wonton or gluten-free flour blend (I recommend a mixture of potato starch and cornstarch)
- 1/4 cup water
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 2 whole scallions, cut into small pieces
- One onion, chopped
- A bay leaf
- Three tablespoons soy sauce or gluten-free soy sauce
- One teaspoon salt
- One tablespoon rice vinegar
- One tablespoon sugar
- One tablespoon of coconut aminos
Note that you can use different fillings such as ground chicken, beef, or even vegan wonton wrapper to meet your food preferences. Also, don’t forget the green onions as they add a delicious flavor to the soup!
The Recipe How-To
The first step in making gluten-free wonton soup is to prepare the filling. In a bowl, combine ½ lb of ground pork, ½ lb of peeled and deveined shrimp that has been finely chopped, and 2 whole scallions finely chopped. Add in 2 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of rice vinegar, 1 tsp of sugar, and 1 tbsp of finely chopped ginger. Mix everything together and let it sit for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
Wrapping the Wontons
Once the filling is ready, it’s time to wrap the wontons. There are a few different options for wrapping your gluten-free wontons. You can use rice paper, dumpling wrappers or gluten-free wonton wrappers made with potato starch and a flour blend that include xanthan gum.
To wrap each wonton, place about a teaspoon of the filling in the center and then use water around number 3 sides to help seal it up when folded. Fold the wrapper in half to create a triangle and press the edges together firmly to seal up.
Fold up the two bottom corners towards each other to make a sort of crown shape and then use water or egg wash on one tip and fold over onto the other side so they seal up nicely.
You can also make meatballs shape from your filling!.
Repeat this process until you run out of filling(be sure not to over-stuff) or wrappers.
Cooking the Wontons
Now that your gluten-free wontons are wrapped it’s time to cook them! Boil a pot of water and add in bay leaf, whole onion,cloves garlic(these improve taste). Bring salted chicken broth to simmer .Once boiling, add your wontonsand give them a quick stir to prevent from sticking together .Cook until floating,usually around 4-5 minutes.
After they are done you can add in finely chopped green onions and soy sauce( 2 tablespoons ) if desired.Serve hot as is ,or add some cooked rice noodles in the bowl before pouring the wonton soup over it .Super tasty and satisfying.
Easy Gluten-Free Wonton Soup
If you are looking for an even easier way to make gluten-free wonton soup, try using pre-made gluten-free wonton skins from companies like Naked Wonton which makes wonton skins in both vegan and gluten free!
Once you have your wonton skins ready, make the filling as instructed above and then follow the same steps for wrapping and cooking in salted boiling water.
Enjoy the taste of these healthier gluten-free wontons!
Substitutions and Variations
Welcome back to the recipe article, friends! We’re now in the Substitutions and Variations section, where I’ll be sharing with you ways to switch up the recipe according to your dietary needs and preferences. Whether it’s a gluten-free or dairy-free diet, or simply substituting an ingredient you don’t particularly like – I’ve got you covered.
First up, for those who have a gluten intolerance or allergy, you can use gluten-free wonton wrappers instead of the ones made with wheat flour. You can easily find them at health food stores, or even make them from scratch using a gluten-free flour blend and xanthan gum.
For our vegan friends out there, try using vegan wonton wrapper using rice paper. Simply soak each rice paper wrapper in warm water for 10-15 seconds until softened and pliable. Then wrap around any number of fillings – cooked veggies, sautéed tofu, and seasonings of your choice.
If you’d like to change up the filling, instead of using shrimp or meat, try substituting one with vegetable meatballs made from chickpeas or lentils. You can also use chicken or beef strips instead of ground pork for a different texture.
If you’re looking to cut down on sodium intake, reduce the amount of soy sauce and salt used in the soup recipe. Instead of using soya sauce as a dip, try dipping wontons into a mixture of rice vinegar and coconut aminos – this alternative will add layers of flavours while keeping things healthy.
That’s it for Substitutions and Variations section. Remember there are no strict rules when it comes to cooking; it’s all about experimentation until you find something that works best for you!
Serving and Pairing
Now that you’ve made this delicious gluten-free wonton soup, it’s time to think about the perfect way to serve and pair it. One of the best things about this recipe is its versatility. You can serve it as a light lunch, a heartier dinner or even as an appetizer.
When serving wonton soup as a main course for lunch or dinner, simply ladle some into a bowl and add a few additional garnishes to spice it up. Top with some fresh sliced green onions or chives for an extra kick of flavor and color.
If you want to stick with an Asian-inspired theme when pairing with wonton soup, try serving it alongside some sushi rolls or a simple salad of shredded cabbage and carrots tossed in a ginger-based dressing. Another great option is stir-fried veggies like bok choy or snow peas for added nutrition and crunch.
For those looking for something a little more unique, consider pairing your wonton soup with a crisp white wine, like Sauvignon Blanc. The bright acidity and citrusy flavors make for an excellent pairing with the delicate flavors of the soup.
No matter how you choose to serve and pair this dish, one thing is certain: These gluten-free wontons are sure to impress any guest at your table!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
One of the best things about this gluten-free wonton soup recipe is that you can prepare it ahead of time and store it for later. The easy preparation and storage make this recipe perfect for busy weeknights, meal prep, or even dinner parties.
To make-ahead, just follow the instructions until step 5, where you will allow the soup to cool completely. Once cooled, transfer the soup into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. When ready to serve, simply reheat on the stove over low heat until heated through.
Storing the gluten-free wonton soup in the refrigerator will help it last longer. Ensure that it cools down completely before transferring it to an airtight container. This way, you can keep the soup fresh for a few days without worrying about spoilage.
When it’s time to reheat your stored gluten-free wonton soup, just remember to do so on low heat so as not to overcook the ingredients or compromise their flavors. You can also consider reheating individual servings in the microwave if you’re in a hurry.
Overall, this gluten-free wonton soup recipe is flexible enough to be made ahead of time or stored for later with no loss in quality. Whether you’re making dinner for yourself or preparing food for a party, this recipe will come in handy and taste great whenever you decide to eat it.
Tips for Perfect Results
Now, let’s talk about some tips that will turn your gluten-free wonton soup into a winner dish!
Firstly, make sure that the wonton wrappers are made of gluten-free flour. It is crucial to read labels and check for gluten-free certification. Wrappers made of wheat flour will make your soup gluten-containing and might affect the taste and texture.
Secondly, be delicate while handling the wrappers. Gluten-free wrapper dough is more fragile than regular dough, so care is needed when filling it with the meat mixture. Avoid putting too much filling in one wrapper because they might burst while cooking.
Thirdly, don’t over-boil the wontons. Over-boiling will cause the wrappers to split or become overly soft, ruining your dumplings’ texture. Cook them for no more than five minutes or until they float to the surface of the broth.
Fourthly, use chicken broth/water mix for a richer flavor. The broth seasonings make all the difference in this soup recipe – bay leaf, onion, green onions, and rice vinegar provide a flavorful base. Simmering them well enhances their flavors.
Fifthly, adjust seasoning to your taste. Add soy sauce or coconut aminos along with sugar or alternative sweeteners until you reach your preferred flavor balance.
Sixthly, try different fillings for variations. Wontons can be filled with different meats like ground pork or chicken, shrimp, or even vegetables like chopped spinach and mushrooms.
Finally, remember to serve with green onions and cilantro leaves on top for added freshness and aroma that compliments the dumplings’ flavor perfectly.
By incorporating these tips into your cooking process, you’re well on your way to having perfect gluten-free wonton soup every time!
Before we wrap up, let’s go through a list of frequently asked questions or FAQs that you might have about cooking gluten-free wonton soup. I understand that cooking can be daunting, especially when it involves specific dietary restrictions like gluten and dairy-free recipes. So, don’t worry; I got you covered with some helpful tips and answers to your questions. Let’s get started!
Does wonton soup contain gluten?
Wonton wrappers are a Chinese delicacy traditionally made from wheat flour, eggs and water. They are usually filled with a variety of ingredients and served either fried or in soup. However, if you are gluten-free, these wrappers are off-limits.
What are gluten free wonton wrappers made of?
For gluten-free wonton wrappers, we need an all-purpose flour containing Xanthan gum. It’s recommended to use a blend of gluten-free flour consisting of white rice and tapioca flours blended with potato starch and xanthan gum. However, any rice flour-based blend should work.
What is the broth of wonton soup made of?
Wonton soup is a popular traditional dish in Chinese cooking that consists of savory broth infused with chicken flavor and filled wontons. These wontons are similar to Italian ravioli or tortellini, as they are stuffed with a delectable blend of spices and meat.
What is a substitute for wonton wrappers?
Let’s talk about some different types of wrappers for your dishes. We have gyoza wrappers, which are circular and made of wheat flour and water. Shumai wrappers are another option, but what are those? Spring roll wrappers are also popular, but do you know what they are? Then there’s rice paper – a delicate paper made from finely ground rice. Finally, you could try using tofu wrappers, or beancurd sheets. All of these can be used to create delicious and unique dishes.
In conclusion, this gluten-free wonton soup recipe is a true game-changer for those who want to delve into healthy and hearty Asian cuisine. It’s incredibly easy to make with readily available ingredients, making it a perfect meal for weeknights or lazy weekends. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fillings, spices, or even dipping sauces.
Whether you have gluten intolerance or are just looking for alternative takes on traditional recipes, this recipe is the perfect start. Impress your guests or simply elevate your dining experience with this savory and comforting soup that will leave you yearning for more.
So what are you waiting for? Get your ingredients ready, wrap your wontons like a pro, and enjoy a delicious bowl of authentic gluten-free wonton soup, bursting with flavor and packed with wholesome goodness. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Gluten Free Wonton Soup Recipe
Crock Pot Pork Stock
- 1 boneless pork sirloin roast (about 2 pounds)
- 1 medium onion, unpeeled
- 1 bay leaf
- 5 cups water
- 1/2 lb ground pork
- 1/4 lb shrimp, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon gluten free soya sauce
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups pork stock
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 ounce rice noodles (rice sticks)
- 10 uncooked asian meatballs
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- Step 1: Crock Pot Pork Stock.
- •Wash the meat. Place in Crock Pot. Cut the onion in quarters and add to the pot. Add the bay leaf and water. Cover with a lid and cook on high for 5 hours, or low for 8-10 hours.
- •Remove the meat, onion, and bay leaf. Remove any excess fat from the meat. Save the meat for another meal.
- •Skin any fat from the top of the broth and discard. For the clearest broth, drain through cheesecloth.
- •Let cool.
- •Makes about 5 1/4 cups.
- •SIDE NOTE – This recipe can also be used to make chicken or beef stock. To make chicken stock use 1 small frying chicken (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds). To make beef stock use 1 beef sirloin roast (about 2 pounds).
- Step 2: Asian Meatballs.
- •In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the ingredients. Shape into meatballs, using approximately 1 rounded teaspoon per meatball.
- •To eat these on their own place in a lightly greased pan over medium heat. Cook until no pink remains, 3-5 minutes.
- •For the wonton soup, leave them uncooked.
- •Makes 20-25 meatballs.
- Step 3: Wonton Soup.
- •Heat the broth and salt to a boil in the saucepan. Add the noodles and meatballs. Cook until the noodles are tender and the meatballs are cooked through, between 3 and 5 minutes. Garnish with green onion.
- •Serve Hot.
- •A NOTE FROM MY KITCHEN – I added the meatballs before the noodles cause I didn’t trust the 3-5 minute cooking time. Mine took closer to 10…maybe cause they were a bit bigger than directed. So, about halfway through I added the noodles. End result was perfect.
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