Thai Crab Fried Rice

    55 min

    This is a tasty Thai-inspired fried rice. Something a bit different than the usual! Serve with 'Nam Pla Prik', or chilli fish sauce, for an authentic Thai taste. Enjoy!!!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 125g uncooked long grain white rice
    • 320ml water
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
    • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1/2 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 120g cooked crab meat
    • 3 spring onions, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
    • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
    • 1 lime, sliced

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Place the rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
    2. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Cook and stir the onions and garlic in the hot oil until tender. Mix in the rice, sugar and salt, and cook 5 minutes, until well blended. Stir in the egg until the rice is coated. Increase heat to high, and mix in the crab meat, spring onions and coriander. Continue cooking 2 to 5 minutes, until the crab is heated through. Garnish with the cucumber and lime slices to serve.

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    This rice is absolutely fabulous. I eat rice everyday and was looking for something different. I'm amazed at just how good this simple recipe is. I used sesame oil and Jasmine rice. I also drizzled lime juice over the rice after it was finished. I think the cilantro and lime juice are essential. The only thing I will do differently next time is try it with two eggs instead of one. One egg doesn't seem too noticeable in the final dish and I think two will make it more like authentic fried rice.  -  08 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good. And easy to make. And picturesque: all the green of the cilantro, green onions, lime, and cucumber is quite pretty. I've made it three times now, with jasmine. The smell when cooking is great: the scent of the jasmine combined with onions and garlic! mmmm...
    I have some suggestions though: (1) If you're using dried cilantro, use more like a teaspoon. Dried cilantro is more dense and powerful than fresh, and this recipe calls for a tablespoon of fresh. (I made the mistake of using a tablespoon of dried once and that was way too much.) (2) The cucumbers don't add anything to (and I think even detract from) the flavor; I've skipped adding them after the first time I cooked this. (3) The lime flavor, however, does add something. It goes well, especially with the crab.
     -  01 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Overall, pretty good fried rice. I think the cilantro is what makes it; this is also what my mom likes to add in hers. I went all out and also chopped up some leftover lobster meat, for that extra bit of color & class. A dash of fish sauce and white pepper, along with some semi-hot peppers, gave it an extra zing that the original recipe lacked.  -  15 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)