Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tex-Mex Surimi Rice Salad

We love surimi (imitation crab) so I definitely wanted to try this recipe.  It’s so-so as a side dish but would be wonderful wrapped in lettuce as a little finger foods.  Next time we try this, we’ll wrap the rice in iceberg lettuce leaves (a la PF Chang’s) and go to town!  Recipe from Family Circle Magazine.


-3 Tbsp lime juice

-2 Tbsp olive oil

-2 Tbsp sour cream

-1/4 tsp chili powder

-1/4 tsp ground cumin

1/8 tsp black pepper

-2 packages (8.8 oz) each fully cooked microwaveable rice (such as Uncle Ben’s)

-3 wedges Laughing Cow Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle Cheese

-1/2 pound surimi (imitation crab), cut into bite-size pieces

-1/2 green bell pepper, core and seeds removed, finely diced (optional)

-2 scallions, thinly sliced (optional)

-1 head green leafy lettuce or iceberg lettuce


1.  In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, sour cream, chili powder, cumin and pepper.  Set aside.

2.  Heat rice in microwave following package directions, about 2 minutes; add to a large bowl.  Add cheese and stir until melted.  Stir in surimi, green pepper and scallions.  Add lime juice mixture and stir to coat all ingredients.

3.  Serve rice salad with lettuce leaves for wrapping.  Squeeze with lime wedges, if desired.


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