crab fried rice using real crab meat

The Best Crab Fried Rice on a budget

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This is my version of Crab fried rice which is quick and easy using simple everyday ingredients and real crab meat you can find when your on a budget.

crab fried rice using real crab meat
crab fried rice using Ocean Isle Premium crab meat

How to Buy crab meat on a budget

Not to be confused with those orange and white sticks you find everywhere, real crab meat comes in a round tin package and usually stored in the seafood or chilled section at the grocery store.

These are usually more inexpensive pieces of meat in smaller portions. They average around £3 -£5 here in the UK, so if your on a budget like me, this is the best option for real crab meat at an affordable price. I used 100g tin of Ocean Isle Premium crab meat for £4 at my local Sainsbury’s Grocery.

If you are looking for large lump crab meat I suggest looking at a specialty grocer, fish market or online. You will get much larger lump crab and more quality portions however, these will definitely come at a cost.

How to make crab fried rice on a budget

First, season the crab meat. Place pan on medium heat, melt the butter then add your crab meat and seasonings. Cook for 5 minutes or until flavors combine. Put a bit of crab meat aside to garnish your rice after its cooked.

In a separate pan, heat oil and place in your eggs. scramble the eggs and remove from pan. Add in scallions, onions and peppers. Cook until onions and peppers are near tender then add your rice, and frozen peas. Return the scrambled eggs to the pan.

Once the rice has incorporated well, add in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Use the remaining crab meat to garnish your rice.

Finally, finish it off with old bay and fresh herbs. I like to use fresh parsley and spring onion. This dish yields between 2 – 4 servings, depending on your portion sizes.

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Here’s my Crab Fried Rice on a Budget

AuthorsefordCategory, DifficultyBeginner

This quick and easy crab fried rice calls for simple everyday ingredients and real crab meat you can find on a budget.

crab fried rice using real crab meat

 

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

For the Crab meat
 1 Tin of real crab meat 100g
 1 tbsp Butter
 ¼ cup Fresh cilantro chopped
 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
 ¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
For the Rice
 3 cups Rice
 1 Small onion chopped
 3 Eggs
 2 Spring onion chopped (green onion)
 1 cup Frozen green peas
 ½ cup Mixed bell pepper
 2 tbsp Soy sauce
 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
 ¼ tsp Sesame oil
 ½ tsp Old Bay seasoning

How to prepare the crabmeat:
1

Place pan on medium heat, melt the butter then add your crab meat and seasonings. Cook for 5 minutes or until flavors combine.

Put a bit of crab meat aside to garnish your rice after its cooked.

How to prepare the Fried Rice:
2

In a separate pan, heat oil and place in your eggs. scramble the eggs and remove from pan. Add in scallions, onions and peppers.

3

Cook until onions and peppers are near tender then add your rice, and frozen peas. Return the scrambled eggs to the pan.

4

Once the rice has incorporated well, add in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Use the remaining crab meat to garnish your rice. Finish it off with old bay and fresh herbs. I like to use fresh parsley.

Ingredients

For the Crab meat
 1 Tin of real crab meat 100g
 1 tbsp Butter
 ¼ cup Fresh cilantro chopped
 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
 ¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
For the Rice
 3 cups Rice
 1 Small onion chopped
 3 Eggs
 2 Spring onion chopped (green onion)
 1 cup Frozen green peas
 ½ cup Mixed bell pepper
 2 tbsp Soy sauce
 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
 ¼ tsp Sesame oil
 ½ tsp Old Bay seasoning

Directions

How to prepare the crabmeat:
1

Place pan on medium heat, melt the butter then add your crab meat and seasonings. Cook for 5 minutes or until flavors combine.

Put a bit of crab meat aside to garnish your rice after its cooked.

How to prepare the Fried Rice:
2

In a separate pan, heat oil and place in your eggs. scramble the eggs and remove from pan. Add in scallions, onions and peppers.

3

Cook until onions and peppers are near tender then add your rice, and frozen peas. Return the scrambled eggs to the pan.

4

Once the rice has incorporated well, add in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Use the remaining crab meat to garnish your rice. Finish it off with old bay and fresh herbs. I like to use fresh parsley.

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15 thoughts on “The Best Crab Fried Rice on a budget

  1. I definitely plan to try this!! Oddly enough, I have some crab in my refrigerator too! I also have some crab legs that I can add to it!

  2. This crab fried rice looks great! I live in the US and I’ve never had any trouble finding canned (or fresh) crab where I live. I agree with you, I think canned crab is just as good and much more convenient for recipes! I can’t wait to try this one! Thank you for posting!

    1. Thanks so much! Crab meat is so accessible here but very expensive for the large juicy lump meat. I was happy to see good quality for under £5! Thanks for commenting!

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