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.
Crab Fried Rice
- 3 cups cooked cold Jasmine rice
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 6 oz lump crab meat
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 Tbsp chopped green onion
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 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, break it up as you 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.
Check out these great recipes from other bloggers:
Easy Fried Rice from Five Hearts Home
Easy Bacon Fried Rice from Best Recipe Box
Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice from Wine & Glue
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Khao Pad (Thai Fried Rice)
Homemade Chicken Teriyaki
How many eggs are required for the crab fried rice. I plan to make this tonight for my son and daughter-in-law.
I’m so sorry I didn’t respond sooner. The recipe states 2 eggs, I really hope you got to make the fried rice and enjoyed it!!
I made this the other week. So good! My only alterations were to sub fish sauce for oyster sauce (it’s what I had) and upped the crab amount to 8oz. Plus I made a double batch 🙂 Thank you!
Sounds great! Thank you, Donovan!
Looks great. (FYI, in the ingredient list, 1/2 tsp white pepper is listed as 1/2 tsp white crab meat) Looking forward to trying this!
Oh gosh, thank you! I’ll take care of that.
I hope you like it, Donovan!
Delicious!! Blessings, Catherine
Thank you so much, Catherine!
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
Mmm your fried rice looks incredible!! Crab is definitely one of my favorite seafood options… so this rice looks pretty perfect to me!
I hope you’ll give it a try, Chris 🙂
heather @french press says
okay, this sounds CRAZY good Lyuba!!
Awe, thank you, Heather!