My sister, Courtney, and I went on a life changing trip to Thailand about 3 years ago ( summer 2018). The country is breathtaking, the people were friendly and there was so much to do and see. We visited beautiful historical sites, drove dune buggy’s through there rain forest, getting in the mud with elephants ( literally getting in the mud with them ). But what I loved and miss above all else was the food.
The food was amazing!!! Thai food is flavorful, simple and has a spicy edge. I probably gained like a hundred pounds but it was well with it. What I enjoyed most of all was the crabmeat Fried Rice. Packed to the brim with crabmeat in every bite. I actually live, Atlanta, Restaurant that serves predominantly Thai food. Guess what? They served Crabmeat Fried Rice and it is absolutely amazing. It taste almost the same as the fried rice in Thailand.
So I decided to create my own version of Crabmeat fried rice, for the first time, and it turned out great, well above my expectation. I added a lot of lump crabmeat, getting the crabmeat from my local grocery store, Publix. For my veggies, I shredded the carrots so the cook time would not be as long and added English peas ( which I got from Trader Joes). This recipe is great if you want a quick and delicious dinner, taking under 30 minutes to make. Below is the recipe of my version of Crabmeat Fried Rice. Tell me what you think.
Crabmeat Fried Rice
- large pan
- 2 cup rice I used brown rice but can use white rice
- 1 tbsp oil I used avocado oil
- 2 8 oz Crabmeat
- 1 large shallot bulbs
- ½ cup carrots shredded
- ½ cup english peas
- ½ tbsp ginger minced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- chopped green onions optional
- To a large pan, on medium heat, add oil and shallots. Saute shallots until translucent
- Add carrots and peas to pan. Cook until veggies are soften ( 3- 4 minutes)
- Lower heat then stir in ginger and garlic. Cook for 1 minute
- Push veggies to one side of the pan, add eggs to the other. Cook to scramble, stirring when necessary.
- Add crabmeat, rice, drizzle in soy sauce, salt, pepper and stir to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add green as a garnish (optional).
- Ready to serve