1.Pour the glutinous rice into a mixing bowl. Add enough water in the bowl to cover the rice. Soak 4-6 hours.The longer the rice is soaked, the easier it is to cook.
2.Add the glutinous rice at about 1 to 1 1/2 cups more water than the rice. Add some chicken stock & a few Chinese dry mushroom (soak and slice) in the tray.
3.Lay a wire mesh rack over a steamer to cook the glutinous rice for 20 minutes.
4. Next, soften the lotus leaf, bring to boil and soak in cold water. Rinse & dry & ready to use
5. Remove the rice tray from the steamer and transfer the glutinous rice into the lotus leaf .
6.Place the crabs on top the glutinous rice + add bit of salt & few slice of ginger and bring to steam for another 15 minutes. Allow the glutinous rice to set for 10 minutes before removing it from the steamer.