Best way to cook Crab Fried Rice – Easy recipe

Is it the same old story with you and your fried rice? Perhaps, I can help. I’ve discovered yet another simple, fun way to cook fried rice. And, like most of my home recipes, this one’s quick to do and very easy to follow.

Let’s cook rice with fried crabs!

Cooking Crab Fried Rice

Here’s a bit of a cooking tip, first on crabs. Do you enjoy de-boning crabs? To be truthfully honest, it’s not my favorite thing. So, I buy them pre-cooked and de-boned in the market. It saves me a lot of cooking time. Cooking Like A Pro freeze my crabs in small containers so when I need some, I don’t have to defrost all and re-freeze the remaining lot that I won’t use.

Cooking Crab Fried Rice

This Crab Fried Rice recipe also works well for left-over crabs or shrimps. This one’s a very tasty dish, so I really hope you’re not allergic to seafood.

Crab Fried Rice

Jaime Inez
This crab fried rice recipe can be easily made at home. The day before, prepare 2 cups of steamed white rice. Meanwhile, dice the spring onions and set them aside. Then, mix the fish sauce and Soy sauce together. Pour 4 tablespoons of Canola oil into a large non-stick pan. Make sure to spread the oil evenly to prevent the ingredients from burning. Stir the rice and crab meat until they are well-mixed.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Filipino
Servings 4 servings
Calories 377 kcal


  • Saute' garlic in a hot pan with oil.
  • When the garlic turns golden, add in the crabs. Stir well.
  • Season the dish with a bit of fish sauce.
  • Add in the left-over rice. Stir well.
  • Add in the egg.
  • Season the egg with a dash of salt.
  • Break the yolk in the pan; and stir well until the egg is cooked.
  • Remove from pan.
  • Serve while hot.



Notice that I didn't add any other seasoning into the dish. You don't need additional MSG into your dish to make it taste great. If you're fond of onions, you can also add chopped onions into this dish. In which case, you saute' them right after the garlic.
Keyword crab, rice

Tips and Tricks

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Cooking Tips for Perfect Crab Fried Rice

First things first, let’s talk about making your crab fried rice stand out. My number one tip is to use day-old rice. Why? Because it’s drier and less sticky, which means it’ll fry up beautifully in the pan, giving you that perfect texture we all crave in a fried rice dish.

Next up, let’s chat about the crab. Fresh crab meat is absolutely divine in this dish, but if you can’t get your hands on any, canned crab meat can also do the trick. Just make sure to drain it well and give it a good check for any shell pieces.

And here’s a little secret from my kitchen to yours: a dash of sesame oil. This little ingredient adds a nutty flavor that complements the crab wonderfully. Trust me, it’s a game-changer.

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FAQs About Crab Fried Rice

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Got questions? I’ve got answers! One common question I hear a lot is, “Can I add other ingredients to my crab fried rice?” Absolutely! Feel free to throw in some veggies like peas or carrots for extra nutrition and color. It’s your dish, make it your own!

Another hot topic is the type of rice to use. I personally love using jasmine rice for its fragrance and flavor, but any long-grain rice will do the trick. Just remember the golden rule: day-old rice for the win!

Serving Suggestions for Crab Fried Rice

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Now, let’s get to the best part – serving up your delicious crab fried rice. If you’re a fan of the crab Fried Rice recipe, you’ll find that this dish takes those beloved flavors to the next level with its succulent crab meat. I like to garnish mine with some freshly chopped green onions and a squeeze of lemon juice for that extra zing. It’s like giving your taste buds a little high-five with every bite!

If you’re feeling fancy, you can also top it with some fried garlic for a crunchy texture contrast. It’s these little touches that transform a good dish into a great one, much like the intricate layers of flavor in a classic Mandarin Style Fried Rice recipe.

And there you have it, folks – a dish that’s not only packed with flavor but also brings back so many wonderful memories every time I make it. Crab fried rice, with a nod to the Mandarin Style Fried Rice recipe, is more than just a meal; it’s a comforting hug on a plate.

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So, what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and start cooking up some magic. And when you do, don’t forget to share your crab fried rice creations with me. Whether you stick to the traditional route or decide to infuse it with the essence of a Mandarin Style Fried Rice recipe, I’d love to see how you make this dish uniquely yours!