How to make Crab Rice Balls -

Crab meat mixed with spiced rice, shaped into balls and deep-fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Crab meat, Short grain rice (चावल)

Cuisine : American

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Crab Rice Balls

Crab Rice Balls Recipe Card


The cuisine of The United States is a rich amalgamation of peoples, religions and cultures thanks to the immigrants from different parts of the world.  They brought with them their local ingredients as well as cooking styles with them.  Yet amidst all these varieties Chinese and Italian cuisines dominate.  
During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Americans developed a number of new foods.  What characterised the American cuisine is the adaptation of a fusion of multiple ethnic cooking styles. During this period food production and presentation became more industrialised.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Crab Rice Balls Recipe

  • Crab meat 2 cups

  • Short grain rice 1/4 cup

  • Vegetable stock 1/2 cup

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic chopped 1/2 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 small

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Eggs 2

  • Cornflour 1/4 cup

  • Breadcrumbs 1 cup


Step 1

Boil vegetable stock in a deep non-stick pan.

Step 2

Heat olive oil in another non-stick pan, add garlic and sauté. Add onion and sauté till it turns soft.

Step 3

Add rice and mix well. Add ladleful of boiling stock and stir constantly till the liquid is absorbed. Continue to add the stock, little at a time, till it gets over. Keep stirring till the rice is cooked. Add crabmeat and mix well.

Step 4

Add salt and crushed peppercorns and mix well. Add coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the heat and cool down the mixture to room temperature.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 6

Break eggs in a bowl and whisk well.

Step 7

Divide rice mixture into twelve equal portions and shape them into balls.

Step 8

Roll the balls in the cornflour and dust off the excess. Dip them in the whisked eggs and coat in the breadcrumbs.

Step 9

Deep-fry the prepared balls in hot oil till golden. Drain on an absorbent paper.

Step 10

Serve hot.

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