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Adjust Servings:
2 cups water
1 cup uncooked basmati rice
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp garlic – chopped
1 tsp white sugar
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
2 medium onions – cut into wedges
1 egg- beaten
1/4 cup green onions — chopped
1 tbsp cilantro — chopped
1 tsp lime juice – freshly squeezed
8 oz cooked crab meat

Nutritional information

32 g
12 g
12 g
500 mg
0 mg

Crab Fried Rice

  • Non Veg
  • 35 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



Crab Fried Rice is a classic and delicious Thai dish known for its delicate flavors. Like all Thai dishes, it blends the power of several delightful flavors into one recipe. Crab is the star ingredient of the dish, so only a dash of soy sauce and fish sauce is added. The cilantro, onions, and lime add a fresh flavor to the fried rice. Mildly flavored and sumptuous, this Thai dish is perfect for lunch or dinner. This fried rice can be rustled up in a few minutes and works best for a huge gathering of people too. Make it when you are hosting a few people and it will certainly be a crowd pleasing dish!

Health Benefits

Crab fried rice is packed with the goodness of vitamin A which boosts the immune system, maintains the health of the teeth and the bones. Crabs are rich in proteins and vitamin B12. They protect from heart disease and help in brain development.

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How to make Crab Fried Rice

  • Rinse rice in a sieve and run under cold water tap for a few minutes.
  • Boil water in a pan. Add the rinsed rice. Cover with a lid and cook for 20 minutes on a low flame.
  • Transfer the rice to a sieve and set aside for cooling. Heat oil in a non-stick pan on a low flame. Introduce the onions and the garlic into the oil. Stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  • Add the cooked rice to the pan and stir-fry for 2 minutes on a high flame.
  • Add the lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce, white pepper, sugar, and salt to the rice. Mix well.
  • Stir in the beaten egg in the rice till the rice is coated with it.
  • Mix in the crabmeat and green onions. Cook for 5 minutes on a medium flame.
  • Remove from the flame and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro to serve.


Crabs are crustaceans with 10 limbs. There are about 5000 species of crabs. A crab uses its claws for many purposes. It can use them as scissors for cutting or as chopsticks to pick up food. Crabs communicate with each other by flapping their pincers or by drumming their claws.

Coconut crab is a giant hermit crab which lives on the islands in the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is the world’s largest land invertebrate as it can weigh up to 10 pounds.

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