Eddie V’s Restaurant has to be one of my top 5 places to eat. Their seafood and steaks are out of this world good! Last time we where there we ordered a side of crab fried rice. Imagine the excitement when I saw a copycat recipe on Pinterest. Sadly it’s not the exact same, but it’s nice or a different side dish to the same ole same we usually have. We liked a little more spice so I ended up adding in some extra chili paste in at the end.
Eddie V’s Crab Fried Rice Copycat Recipe
(Adapted from I’m Bored Let’s Eat)
Serves 4 as a side item or 2 as a main dish
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 red chili pepper (Fresno) seeded & minced I used a sorano
1/2 cup sliced bella mushrooms I used a 8oz package
2 scallions sliced thin (green parts only)
2 garlic cloves, minced I used 3 cloves
2 cups cooked white rice I used 2 bags of Success 10 minute Rice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 egg cooked and scrambled I used 2 eggs
1 large lemon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 cup jumbo lump crab meat (precooked) I used an 8oz container
In a wok or large skillet add the vegetable oil on medium-high heat. Throw in the mushrooms and red pepper and sauté for about 3 minutes until softened.
Once softened, add garlic and scallions and cook for another 3 minutes.
Add to the wok the cooked white rice.
Drizzle soy sauce on top and mix everything really well until the rice turns an even light brown color from the soy sauce. If you have patchy areas of white rice, feel free to drizzle another tablespoon of soy sauce to reach that even coloring. Don’t go too crazy with the soy sauce, remember it is a form of salt and adding too much can make this overly salty. You are looking for a balance of color and flavor. This is a perfect opportunity to do a taste test and make sure it’s that perfect amount of soy. At this point reduce heat to medium.
Now it’s time to build the last layers of flavor by squeezing the juice of one large lemon over the rice and stir. Be careful to catch the seeds when squeezing the lemon or you’ll be fishing them out of the rice while eating. Add the butter incorporating it until it melts into the rice. Toss in the scrambled egg and jumbo lump crab warming it through for a few minutes and serve immediately.