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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Steamed Rice With Crabs

A One dish meal for Sunday dinner with my hubby.  We have all the time to enjoy the crabs and fragrant rice.  My grandma used to cook this with glutinous rice but I mixed with rice so that it is not too sticky and light for the stomach.
[serves 2]
2 crabs -wash till clean, remove crab shell, clear the inedible parts of crab. Keep the shell
100 gm glutinous rice - wash and soaked rice for 2 hours
200 gm rice - wash and set aside
2 cloves garlic - chopped
5-6 slices of ginger
3/4 cup water or enough to cook rice
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp salt or to  taste
1 tsp pepper 
1 tsp cooking wine
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp sesame oil
  1. Heat oil in wok, fry ginger and garlic till aromatic. Add in glutinous rice and rice and seasoning.
  2. Stir till combined.  Dish out on steaming and add enough water [not too much] to cook dish.  Steam rice for 30-40 minutes till rice is cooked.      
  3. Fluff up rice after steaming.  Place clean crabs on top of rice and steam for another 25-30 minutes or until crabs are cooked.  Rice must not be too soft because crabs will release some liquid when steamed.  Garnish with chopped spring onions/coriander leaves. Serve hot.

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