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Vegan Vegetable Buns

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I came up with this Vegan Vegetable Buns recipe for a meatless Monday meal. We were craving Chinese food and I thought it might be fun to concoct something based on these amazing meat buns we’d tasted in Vegas. They were SO good. The kind of good that almost makes you buy a plane ticket out there to taste again.

Of course, I couldn’t do that so my next option was to figure out how to make Vegan Vegetable Buns myself. I used shiitake mushrooms which not only have all that Asian feel to them but they also give it a meaty quality and flavor. Bok choy, onions, garlic, and carrots round out the rest of the filling so you’re getting plenty of crunch, texture, and taste plus a bounty of healthy nutrients.

Vegan Vegetable Buns

The dough is really easy to make too. I mean, this whole recipe takes only 30 minutes to make, including the dough. Most dough recipes require rising and all that jazz. All you’ll need to do here is cut right to the chase with self-rising flour. It’s a little bit of mixing and then you make the filling while it sits for a few minutes.

Yup, it’s ready to go after that, allowing you to fill it up and stuff it. One key factor with the dough though is that you’ll be rolling them into balls and you have to keep them the same size and thickness. If not, you won’t be able to close it around your filling and you’ll have a messy meatless Monday.

These are so fun for an appetizer or snack. You can also double the recipe to make even more of them for a party or just to enjoy as a meal. They’re very filling and satisfying. And the best part is they’re made with wholesome ingredients which makes eating healthier even easier.

I loved these vegan vegetable buns while they’re still hot but they are still just as tasty when they’re cold. These are the perfect little street food treats right in your kitchen!

Ingredients

Bun Dough Ingredients

  • 1½ c self-raising flour more for the working space
  • ¾ hot water
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp salt

Fillings Ingredients

  • 3 shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 head bok choy chopped the stems
  • 1 small carrot sliced
  • ¼ small onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2+2 tbsp tablespoons oil
  • ½ black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • soya sauce optional

How to Make Vegan Vegetable Buns

Step 1:

Prepare your dough. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, and salt and create a well in the center of the flour. Pour hot water and oil. Mix with a wooden spoon until the water is a bit cold then with your hands. Knead for about 2 minutes. If sticky add more oil. Cover and leave on the side while preparing the fillings.

Step 2:

Floured your working place. Divide dough into 5 balls. Roll each ball flat in a round shape with a rolling pin. It must be 0.5 inch thick.

Step 3:

Add filling in the center then fold the bun up and around the filling making sure to seal the top by pinching with your fingers. Repeat until all buns are assembled.

Step 4:

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Place buns in the pan with the pinched side up. Cook until golden brown and crispy then flip them over and carefully. Cook also until golden brown and crispy. Then do the same with the side. Bring the buns close to each other as support while cooking the sides.

Vegan Vegetable Buns

Some Tips

  • Add a bit more oil if the dough feels sticky while kneading.
  • Pinch the edges firmly to prevent the filling from leaking during cooking.
  • Ensures even cooking and prevents sticking.

Perfect Pairing with these Vegan Vegetable Buns?

For a delicious meal pairing with these Vegan Vegetable Buns, consider serving them with steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables for a complete Asian-inspired feast. Alternatively, you can accompany them with an Asian-inspired slaw tossed in a sesame ginger dressing for a refreshing side dish.

When it comes to drinks, Orange Mango Sparkling Ice is an excellent choice to complement the flavors of the buns with their subtle yet refreshing taste. For those who prefer something a bit more indulgent, a fruity iced tea would be equally delightful.

FAQ

Can I freeze these buns?

Yes, you can freeze these buns for future enjoyment. Simply place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or container and store them for up to 3 months. To reheat, steam them directly from frozen until warmed through.

Can I make these buns gluten-free?

Absolutely! You can substitute the self-raising flour with a gluten-free flour blend to make these buns gluten-free. Just be sure to adjust the amount of water and oil as needed to achieve the right consistency for the dough.

How do I prevent the filling from leaking out during cooking?

Ensure that you seal the buns tightly by pinching the edges firmly. This will help prevent the filling from leaking out while cooking.

Can I customize the fillings in these buns?

Yes, feel free to get creative with the fillings! You can swap out the vegetables listed in the recipe for your favorites.

How should I store any leftover buns?

If you have any leftover buns, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply microwave them for a few seconds or steam them until warmed through.

Conclusion

These Vegan Vegetable Buns are a tasty must-have for vegans and plant-based eaters alike. Ready to dive in? Share this recipe with loved ones and don’t forget to subscribe for more mouthwatering vegan dishes.

Vegan Vegetable Buns

Recipe by CourtneyCourse: AppetizersCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

5

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

180

kcal
Total time

30

minutes

Are you tired of Chinese takeout taking forever to arrive? Then try this Easy Chinese Pan-Fried Vegan Vegetable Buns recipe. Not only does it taste amazing, but it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish. That delivery driver will still be looking for your house while you’re busy enjoying these tasty buns!

Ingredients

  • Bun Dough Ingredients
  • 1½ c self-raising flour more for the working space

  • ¾ hot water

  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil

  • 1 tsp salt

  • Fillings Ingredients
  • 3 shiitake mushrooms

  • 1 head bok choy chopped the stems

  • 1 small carrot sliced

  • ¼ small onion sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves chopped

  • 2+2 tbsp tablespoons oil

  • ½ black pepper

  • salt to taste

  • soya sauce optional

Directions

  • Prepare your dough. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, and salt and create a well in the center of the flour. Pour hot water and oil. Mix with a wooden spoon until the water is a bit cold then with your hands. Knead for about 2 minutes. If sticky add more oil. Cover and leave on the side while preparing the fillings.
  • Flour your working place. Divide dough into 5 balls. Roll each ball flat in a round shape with a rolling pin. It must be 0.5 inch thick.
  • Add filling in the center then fold the bun up and around the filling making sure to seal the top by pinching with your fingers. Repeat until all buns are assembled.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Place buns in the pan with the pinched side up. Cook until golden brown and crispy then flip them over and carefully. Cook also until golden brown and crispy. Then do the same with the side. Bring the buns close to each other as support while cooking the sides.
  • Serve warm or cold.

Notes

  • Add a bit more oil if the dough feels sticky while kneading.
  • Pinch the edges firmly to prevent the filling from leaking during cooking.
  • Ensures even cooking and prevents sticking.
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Courtney (Mamas)

This blog is all about delicious easy-to-make recipes. I aim to make cooking enjoyable, especially for those who, like me, may not be expert chefs but have a love for trying new things in the kitchen.