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Air Fryer Crab Fried Rice

Air Fryer Crab Fried Rice is a quick and easy, healthy recipe with seafood jumbo lump crab meat, whole grain brown rice, protein-filled eggs, and loads of flavor.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Asian
Keyword air fryer fried rice, air fryer rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 268kcal


  • 6 oz lump crab meat
  • 2 medium eggs scrambled and cooked
  • 2 packets Ready Rice Brown Rice cooked, I used 2 packets of Ready Rice
  • ½ red onion chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil I use the hot chili sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil For the bottom of the round pan
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder optional for spice
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes optional for spice
  • Salt and pepper
  • cilantro optional


  • Cook the brown rice and place in the refrigerator. The rice will need to cool for 15-20 minutes. You can also place it in the freezer until cold.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil to the bottom of the push pan. 
  • Combine the cold rice, garlic, red onions, green onions, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Drizzle the remaining sesame oil throughout and stir. 
  • Add the mixture to the push pan. Place the push pan in the Air Fryer. 
  • Place the Air Fryer on 375 degrees. Cook for 15 minutes. 
  • Season the crab with the paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Remove the push pan. Add the crab, fish sauce, and soy sauce to the rice. Blend well.
  • Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Remove the rice. Mix in the scrambled eggs. Sprinkle with cilantro.
  • Cool before serving.



Temperature and total cooking time may vary depending on the Air Fryer brand that you use. Use your judgment by looking at the color of the rice. It has finished cooking when it is dark brown in color and has reached your desired crunchiness.
Feel free to add more or less soy sauce. I usually cook mine using the serving noted above. For my own personal serving, I usually add a little more.
Add fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice for additional flavor!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g