Imitation Crab and Rice Salad


Colorful crab rice salad. Light but filling summer main course or side dish. Serve with toast.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ cups water, or more to taste

  • 1 cup jasmine rice

  • 1 (8 ounce) package imitation crabmeat

  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise

  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper

  • ½ cup chopped cashews

  • ½ cup peas

  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 2 stalks green onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 medium lemon, juiced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in rice, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer until rice is tender and water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes, adding a few more tablespoons water if needed.

  2. Transfer rice to a bowl. Stir in imitation crab, mayonnaise, bell pepper, cashews, peas, sesame oil, curry powder, green onion, and lemon juice until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.

Cook's Notes:

You can use real crab or shrimp if you like.

Mix it up a bit with more or less curry and try other options like soy sauce or mustard.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

519 Calories
42g Fat
32g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 519
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 557mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 23mg 117%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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