Crab and Rice

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo


Cooking Methodsauteeing



Total Timeunder 4 hours

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursemain course, side dish

Dietary Considerationegg-free, peanut free


Taste and Textureherby, savory, smoky


  • 1 cup imitation crabmeat
  • 2 slices lowfat turkey ham, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon half salt, half salt substitute mixture
  • ¾ cup long grain white rice, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1½ teaspoons coconut extract
  • 1 6-ounce jar red pimento, cut into strips, drained


  1. In a small bowl, soak crabmeat in water for at least 2 hours; drain and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, over low heat, sauté turkey ham with garlic, cilantro, and salt; stir constantly.

  3. Add crabmeat, rice, tomato sauce, water, milk, and coconut extract; mix well; simmer until rice is cooked (about 35 minutes).

  4. Decorate with red pimiento strips.


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