Porridge with Crab 

Porridge with Crab

Posted on April 23, 2021

Without a lot of effort, this dish delivers the original umami to your mouth.

Porridge is generally easy to make and is also a great match with all kinds of seafoods - not just crab. You can add shrimps, scallops, clams, etc. Adding different kinds of seafoods brings different layers of umami and freshness.

Pro tip: if you want to add more flavor, try adding some sliced pork - you won’t regret it.


  • 1.5 

    cups rice

  • cups water

  • whole crab

  • tbsp white pepper

  • tbsp salt

  • 5-6 




    spring onion



  • Step 1: Let’s make the porridge with pure rice first.
  • Step 2: Get a big deep pot without any water.
  • Step 3: Put in all the rice, stir it gently with low heat for 4-5 minutes. This step is pretty important to render the smell directly on the rice.
  • Step 4: Pour all 8 cups of water in the pot under high heat.
  • Step 5: Stir the rice gently while waiting for water to boil.
  • Step 6: When it’s boiling, keep gently stirring the rice for another 5 minutes until the water becomes white.
  • Step 7: Turn to low heat and cover the pot - let it cook for an hour. However, you should keep gently stirring the rice for every 10 minutes.
  • Step 8: Split the whole crab into pieces that you desire. You can either remove its shell (or not). It’s your preference.
  • Step 9: Within an hour, the porridge should be completed.
  • Step 10: Turn to high heat and put in all the crab pieces and optionally, the shrimps.
  • Step 11: Before presenting to the table, put in all the seasoning (white pepper, salt).
  • Step 12: Profit!