Delicious, easy weeknight dinner that can be ready in under 30 minutes. Fried rice made with lump crab meat and many delicious Thai flavors!
I’m such a sucker for Thai food and seafood, so you can imagine just how much I enjoy this wonderful dish!
This is a simple fried rice recipe and the beauty of it is actually in the simplicity itself. All you need here is to “show of” the crab, without any added veggies. (That’s the reason I don’t add ginger here.) The better quality and freshness of crab you can get, the better the dish! This simple flavor pellet is what makes it so good, you will be making it again and again.
Best part is that you can use up leftover steamed rice or you can make some fresh rice. The only difference will be moisture amount. If you use freshly cooked rice, this dish will be a little more moist, as opposed to using leftover rice from day before. Personally, I don’t mind either way but some may have a preference. So try it both ways and see what you like more.
**Note: Remember to first work through all the crab, little by little, to make sure that there are no shell particles left.
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Crab Fried Rice
- 1 cup uncooked Jasmine rice
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 6 oz lump crab meat
- 2 eggs + 2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 Tbsp oyster sauce
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 Tbsp chopped green onion
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 2-3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- Juice from 1/4 lime
- Cook rice according to the package and set aside. Be careful not to overcook it. (Or use leftover rice.)
- Whisk eggs with 2 tsp soy sauce and set aside.
- In a large wok (or a pan resembling a wok), preheat vegetable oil on medium heat. Add minced (or grated) garlic and saute until fragrant.
- Add crab meat and saute for a minute.
- Add rice and mix well. Move all the rice to one side of the pan.
- Pour whisked egg mixture to the free side and let it sit there until almost cooked.
- Start mixing in rice and egg until evenly incorporated throughout.
- Add oyster sauce, soy cause and white pepper. Mix well.
- Add green onion.
- Squeeze lime juice all over and mix well.
- Serve right away and top off with some chopped green onion.
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