I actually made this dish twice, this week!!!
The first time was on Monday. Hubby announced, at around 5pm, that a couple of his friends were coming over IN AN HOUR (!) and asked me to prepare something…
But there was nothing!!! there were frozen meat in the freezer but it would not even thaw in time!!!
Long story short, I took out one of the two frozen ocean crabs in the freezer and made congee with it, adding squid balls and some frozen shrimp to the mix, as well as century eggs and hard boiled eggs!
It was a hit!
So much so that I made another batch and sent it to my mom and to my father-in-law!
The recipe (using my magic cooker) –
Rinse about 1/2 cup of rice then place it in the inner pot. Add about 4 to 5 cups of broth or water. Place 1 medium to large-sized crab (cleaned and chopped) inside, as well as ginger slices and a whole onion (peeled). Boil for 15 minutes then put the pot in the magic cooker chamber.
After 90 minutes or so, take out the inner pot and bring to a soft boil on the stove. Add shrimps, chopped squid/octopus or whatever seafood you like to add. Season to taste. Stir until all ingredients are cooked and congee is thick and creamy. Garnish with chopped green onions or leeks. Serve with hard-boiled eggs.
(The second batch of congee for my mom and F-I-L were made with crab, shrimps, octopus, squid balls and abalone mushrooms.)