1 block of tofu (firm, not silken)
Small can water chestnuts
Handful of broccoli
(As long as I'm posting, allow me to make special mention that mirin (sweet rice wine) is really a must-have if you like various Asian-style cooking. I've seen people claim that you can just substitute rice wine vinegar, but that's completely different. After all, would you ever substitute red wine vinegar for red wine and expect similar results? Yuck.)
Package dumpling wrappers
What to do (or rather, what I did)
1. Crumble the tofu into a bowl
2. Chop the water chestnuts and mix into tofu. (The best tool for the chopping is a Zyliss "comfort food chopper". If you don't have one already, get one.) (The water chestnuts were the only item I thought about ahead of time, because I wanted the crunch. Then I looked at the mix and it was just so WHITE that I sprinkled in some dried parsley. I liked the color, but it wasn't enough. So I checked what else was around and then...)
3. Chop the broccoli and carrot (again with the Zyliss or similar) and toss that in
4. Add a little canola oil and some sesame oil to a large frying pan (or wok), toss in the mix, add soy sauce and mirin and cook it all over medium-high heat, tossing frequently. Sprinkle in the garlic and ginger. (If I'd thought of it earlier, I'd have used fresh.)
5. When it all seems sufficiently done, assemble the dumplings. It was much faster and easier than I expected it to be. I used round wrappers, put some filling in the center, then wet the perimeter with water, folded, and pressed along the seam with a fork.
6. Drop in barely-boiling water and cook for about five minutes. The wrappers turned somewhat translucent. I'd wanted to do a sort of steam-sear cook, but there was little time. I was concerned they might fall apart in the water, but they held perfectly.
7. Serve with your favorite dumpling sauce, which for me is a mix of soy sauce, rice winer vinegar, mirin, and hot sauce.
Dumplings prior to cooking, along with a mound of the filling.
Dumplings after cooking, along with the dipping sauce.