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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories350
Total Fat14g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol105mg
Sodium730mg
Total Carbohydrate43g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars1g
Protein11g