I’ve always been a fan of Thai food. Whenever my family gets Thai takeout, I call in the order. My husband Curtis always asks for Crab fried rice (with extra crab) to go along with whatever I decide to choose off of the menu for the family. I’ve been making Chinese style fried rice for years, so I figured I would give Thai fried rice a try since Curtis loves it so much. The crab meat is the star of the recipe, so I go light on the amount of fish sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and Laila Ali Spice Blends used to flavor the dish. Fresh cilantro, scallions and lime juice add a pop of brightness to finish off the recipe. Also, cilantro has a ton of health benefits such as helping the body flush out heavy metals, protects against oxidative stress, lowers blood sugar and reduces anxiety. So I grow cilantro in my home garden and use it as much as possible. Back to the rice…unexpectedly, the first time I made my Thai inspired fried rice, it got my husbands stamp of approval! So the recipe has made its way into our monthly menu rotation. I invite you to try this dish and make it your own. Check out my full line of Laila Ali Kitchen and Dining Collection at At Home.
Tip: If you like the subtle sweetness of traditional Thai fried rice, you can add a teaspoon of raw sugar (or a sugar substitute) to my recipe by stirring it into the soy sauce before adding it to the pan.
Crab Fried Rice
- 2 Cups Cooked Fried Rice Day Old
- 2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
- 2-3 Eggs Beaten
- 1 Tbsp Fish Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 Tsp Sassy Seasoning Blend
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Goddess Seasoning Blend
- 1-2 8oz Container of Premium Lump Crab
- 4 Green Onions Chopped
- 2 Tbsp Cilantro Chopped
- 1 Lime For Garnish
- 1 Tsp Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 Tsp Sesame Oil
- Soulful Seasoning Salt To Taste (Optional)
- Heat oil in a pan or wok over medium heat.
- Add the rice and cook, tossing it a couple times for 2-3 minutes, allowing it to toast slightly.
- Stir in the eggs and coat the rice.
- Continue tossing, until the eggs are halfway cooked.
- Add the fish sauce, soy source, Sassy Seasoning and Garlic Goddess then continue tossing the rice until all ingredients are well blended.
- Increase the heat to high and gently fold in the crab meat.
- Continue cooking 3-5 minutes until the crab is heated through.
- Add the green onion, cilantro, sesame oil and lime juice.
- Toss and cook 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Garnish with lime wedges, sprinkle on the Soulful Seasoning Salt and serve hot.