How to Make Joe's Crab Shack Rice Pilaf

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Joe's Crab Shack Rice Pilaf

Joe's Crab Shack restaurant is primarily associated with seafood entrees, but their side dishes are designed to perfectly pare with their main entrees. The Joe's Crab Shack rice pilaf recipe is a type of "dirty rice" that combines some vegetables and seasonings for a highly flavorful dish. The dish is easy to prepare and helps add a punch to normally bland rice. The dish is economical to make at home and can easily be double to use for a large group. While the dish is best when freshly prepared, leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week and reheated. Simply sprinkle the rice pilaf with water and heat in the microwave on medium.

JoesCrabShack.jpgFlickr User szeke
Offered by Joe's Crab Shack
Customer service phone 205-981-2999[1]
Served as Side
Main ingredients Rice
Cooking method Saute and boil
Similar to Texas Roadhouse Rice
Author Laura Acevedo

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Joe's Crab Shack Rice Pilaf Ingredients

  • 3 cups Jasmine rice
  • pork[2]
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup pork roast[3]
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 black pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper[4]
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic

Joe's Crab Shack Rice Pilaf Recipe

  1. Dice roasted pork into small pieces.
  2. Chop onion, red bell pepper and celery into evenly-sized pieces.
  3. Place 1/8 cup of butter in the bottom of a dutch over and melt.
  4. Add rice to the pot and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add water and bay leaves to the rice.
  6. Bring to a boil, then cut the temperature to medium-low and and cover.
  7. Place 1/8 cup of butter into a skillet. Saute bell pepper, onion, garlic and celery until crisp-tender.
  8. Add and vegetables to the rice. Return cover.
  9. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the rice has absorbed the water and is tender.[5]
  10. Remove bay leaves.
  11. Fluff and serve rice.

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The best way to recreate Joe's Crab Shack rice pilaf is to first enjoy it at the restaurant. Using Joe's Crab Shack coupons can help you learn about the restaurant's appetizers, sides and main dishes for less out-of-pocket expense.


This rice pilaf recipe can be easily adjusted base on flavor preferences. Consider spicing up the dish by doubling the black pepper and adding 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. For a healthier dish, use a butter substitute.

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