Dungeness Crab Fried Rice
Recipe type: Seafood
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Serves: 2+
Though there are many suitable vegetables for fried rice, we found in our most recent rendition of crab fried rice that asparagus complements the crab beautifully both in flavor and texture and adds a nice pop of green to the rice dish as a whole.
  • 1 cup short grain rice (I use either short or long, depending on what I have)
  • 1 egg, optional
  • Roughly ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ½ -1 tsp black pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp soy sauce, to taste
  • Roughly 2 tsp chopped ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Other vegetables (such as red pepper) if desired
  • 1-2 tsp butter
  • 1 Dungeness crab, shelled
  • Sweet chili dipping sauce
  1. Cook 1 cup of rice according to the instructions on the package {or use leftover plain white rice}.
  2. Scramble the egg over medium heat in a pan that is lightly-coated with butter.
  3. In a large pan that is lightly-coated with butter, sauté the ginger, garlic and asparagus over medium heat.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and stir the cooked rice, scrambled egg, chopped green onion and crab meat into the sautéed ginger & garlic.
  5. Sprinkle the rice generously with black pepper.
  6. Add a splash of soy sauce until the rice is lightly colored. {Start with a small amount of soy sauce and continue adding it gradually, to taste, so as not to add too much. You don’t want the rice to be soupy.} The saltiness of the soy sauce should help bring out the other flavors, not overpower them.
  7. Serve with sweet chili sauce if desired.
Recipe by Itsy Bitsy Foodies at http://itsybitsyfoodies.com/dungeness-crab-fried-rice/