We had a hankering for chinese food this week but, did not want to spend a fortune on take out. It's nearing the end of the month, and very close to the end of our food budget.
So, I figured I could make sweet and sour chicken, vegetable fried rice and wonton soup for a fraction of the price of delivery.
~recipe for sweet and sour chicken & vegetable fried rice here~
First, get the filling ready for your wontons. In a food processor place your ground pork (I used about half a pound), half of a medium sized white onion cut into chunks, and salt and pepper to taste. Pulse mixture until it becomes a smooth paste.
Take your wontons (I used small wontons for this) place a small amount of mix in the middle and wrap tightly. Use water as a paste on the sides of the wonton. Place to the side.
*I made half of a package, about 25 filled wontons*
Next, in a large pot bring 2 cups of chicken broth, 3 cups of water, and 1 cup of soy sauce to a gentle boil.
While waiting chop your vegetables. Slice carrots thinly, as well as mushrooms and shallots.
Once broth is boiling add all vegetables and continue on a gentle boil for 5 minutes. Add wontons. Continue to boil for another 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
Turn heat down to medium-low and cover. Let stand for 20 minutes before serving.