Crabby Rice

Crabby Rice

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by Charlotte Today

WCNC.com

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 4 at 2:39 PM

Crabby Rice

Makes 6 servings

2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
1 1/2 cups finely diced fresh or canned tomatoes with their juices
3 cups cooked and cooled long-grain white rice
2 cups corn kernels
14 to 16 ounces fresh jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over for bits of shell
1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions (white and tender green parts)

1. Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the Old Bay.
2. Stir in the tomatoes, rice, and corn. Cook, stirring often, until the corn is tender, about 3 minutes.
3. Stir in the crabmeat and heat through, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and scallions and serve hot.
© Sheri Castle 2011. From The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Recipes for Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands and CSA Farm Boxes.
Talking Points:

Is it okay to use leftover rice, such as leftover take-out?
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