Thai Fried Rice with Crabmeat

This is a classic restaurant dish for Thais. Crab fried rice is ordered for the table and everyone shares it as a main rice dish along with other entrées and steamed rice.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 oz. crabmeat
  • 2 Tbsp. light soy sauce, divided
  • ¼ cup sliced yellow onion
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tsp. dark soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onions
  • ¼ tsp. ground white pepper


  • Heat a deep sauté pan or a wok over medium heat. Add oil and fry garlic with salt over medium heat until fragrant and brown, about 10 seconds.
  • Add crabmeat and ½ tablespoon light soy sauce and fry until crabmeat is brown, about 30 seconds. Add onion and fry until translucent, about 30 second.
  • Add eggs and break yolks a bit. Fry without stirring for 1 minute, until egg is cooked; do not scramble. Add rice, dark soy sauce, remaining light soy sauce, and sugar and stir-fry until rice is heated up and starts to take on a darker color, about 1 minute. Turn off the heat and serve sprinkled with green onion and ground white pepper.