Spice up this classic dim sum favourite of sticky glutinous rice wrapped in steamed lotus leaves, and top it off with that deliciously tender and creamy crab meat – it’s simply irresistible! This crab-a-licious recipe is simple to make and comes together quickly as a hearty dish for all seafood lovers out there.
What makes glutinous rice so different from the usual regular rice is its slight sticky texture along with that delicate sweet taste. As opposed to the stir fried version, steaming the glutinous rice makes it softer without threatening its taste and requires lesser steps too! Just stir fry the ingredients before adding in the steamed glutinous rice and seasoning. Then simply steam the mixture until it’s cooked.
Steaming the rice in lotus leaves infuses in that earthy aroma to the dish, while preserving its moisture along with that distinct umami taste and hint of sweetness of the ingredients. But that’s not all! The best part of this dish is the rice under the crab. To keep those seductively sweet juices, the trick is to steam the crab in its shell and add a few drops of Shaoxing wine to enhance that sweet flavour. Enjoy the glutinous rice as it soaks up all the crab juice – absolutely delicious!
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