Miami Rice 

Fried rice with a welcome addition 

| Recipes | Alexis deBoschnek
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If crab isn't your thing, try adding cooked shrimp, shredded chicken or pork to your fried rice.

Piyarat Potha Arreeratn, otherwise known as Chef Bee, brings a taste of Thailand's street food stateside with the newly opened Khong River House in Miami. Chef Bee's khaao pad bpu (crab fried rice) revives day-old rice by studding it with shards of jumbo lump crabmeat and serving it alongside the traditional Thai accompaniment of cucumber and tomato slices. Chef Bee serves this as a side, but we think this dish, especially when paired with the cucumber-tomato salad, is substantial enough to stand on its own.

Crab Fried Rice (Khaao Pad Bpu)

Yield: 6 servings


Cook Time: 20 minutes

  • INGREDIENTS
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

    2 large eggs

    ¼ small white onion, finely chopped

    2 cups day-old cooked jasmine rice

    1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over for shells

    ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

    ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

    Pinch ground white pepper

    Pinch granulated sugar

    1½ tablespoons seasoned soy sauce or regular soy sauce

    5 scallions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced and divided

    ½ medium cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds

    1 medium tomato--cored, halved and thinly sliced 

DIRECTIONS

1. In a medium nonstick skillet or wok set over medium-high heat, add the oil and heat until shimmering, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the eggs to the skillet and stir constantly to scramble the eggs, cooking until the egg whites are set, 2 to 3 minutes.

2. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked rice, crabmeat, salt, garlic powder, white pepper, sugar and soy sauce and mix to combine. Add ¼ cup of the scallions and cook, tossing frequently for about 3 minutes, until the rice and crab are heated through and the sauce is incorporated.

3. Divide the fried rice between serving bowls and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of scallions. Serve the fried rice alongside the sliced cucumbers and tomatoes.

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Khong River House 1661 Meridian Ave Miami Beach FL 33139 305-763-8147
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