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How to Make Spicy Crab and Rice Cake Stir-Fry: A Flavorful Chinese Dish - Microwave Recipes

How to Make Spicy Crab and Rice Cake Stir-Fry: A Flavorful Chinese Dish

Q: Can I use any type of crab for this recipe?
A: Yes, any variety of crab can be used, but the flavor and texture may vary slightly.

Q: Is it necessary to use both light and dark soy sauce?
A: Yes, light soy sauce adds flavor while dark soy sauce enhances color and adds a mild sweetness.

Q: Can I substitute another ingredient for the spicy hot pot base?
A: While the spicy hot pot base gives a unique flavor, you can substitute it with a mix of chili sauce and bean paste if unavailable.

Q: How do I know when the crab is cooked perfectly?
A: The crab is cooked when its shell turns bright red and the flesh becomes opaque.

Q: What is the purpose of dusting the crab with cornstarch?
A: Cornstarch helps to thicken the sauce and gives the crab a slightly crispy texture when fried.

Spicy Crab and Rice Cake Stir-Fry


  • 12 crabs
  • 2 rice cakes
  • 1 tablespoon cooking wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon
  • 30g spicy hot pot base
  • 1 red chili pepper
  • 1 whole bulb of garlic
  • 1 piece of ginger
  • 2 green onions
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Light and dark soy sauce (for seasoning)
  • Cooking oil
  1. Prepare a bowl of water.
  2. Clean and brush the crabs.
  3. Prepare all the ingredients.
  4. Halve the crabs.
  5. Dust the crabs with cornstarch, ensuring to cover the cut surfaces.
  6. Heat a generous amount of oil in a pan.
  7. Fry the crabs with the cut side down until they turn golden brown.
  8. In another pan, heat a little oil and fry the hot pot base until fragrant.
  9. Add garlic cloves and green onion whites, fry until aromatic.
  10. Add the crabs and cooking wine to remove any fishy smell.
  11. Add red pepper and green onion, enhancing the dish's appearance and flavor.
  12. Season with light soy sauce.
  13. Add dark soy sauce for color, ensuring even mixing.
  14. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  15. Add rice cake slices and stir-fry together.
  16. Before removing from heat, add chicken bouillon for extra flavor.
  17. Serve hot on a large plate.
  18. Enjoy the aromatic and delicious dish.
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  • Rich in protein from crabs.
  • Carbohydrates from rice cakes provide energy.
  • Spices and sauces contribute to a moderate calorie count.
  • Contains essential minerals and vitamins from seafood and vegetables.