Crab and Garlic Fried Rice

Crab and Garlic Fried Rice

Crab and Garlic Fried Rice

4 cups cooked long-grain white rice, refrigerated for at least 1 to 2 days

2  tablespoons clarified butter

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1 teaspoon kosher salt

5 large egg yolks, beaten well

6 ounces lump crabmeat, picked over for cartilage and shells (about l cup)


Take the rice out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Heat a small cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and as soon as that gets hot, add the garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring often, until the garlic is fragrant and just starting to turn light golden. Do not let it brown. Add the rice and salt, stir, and reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or so, until the rice is hot. Remove the lid and add the egg yolks. Stir continuously for about 2 minutes. Don’t let the egg form a crust on the bottom of the pan—the idea is to coat all the rice with the egg and to let the egg just set but not scramble. The rice should look moist. Add the crabmeat and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat, cover, and let rest for 1 minute before serving.

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