Crab & Lemongrass Rice Tower

Serves 4
4 Member Ratings
... with Jasmine, Basmati or White rice.  Tasty avocado salsa and gazpacho sauce.

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For the Crab:
8 oz lump crabmeat
2 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
For the Rice:
2 cups cooked Mahatma® Jasmine Rice, Mahatma® Basmati Rice, or Mahatma® White Rice
2 Tbsps seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp lemongrass, minced
For the Avocado Salsa:
1 tsp jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 avocado, peeled and finely diced
2 Tbsps fresh cilantro leaves
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
For the Gazpacho:
2 each very ripe tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 each fresh garlic
1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
fresh chives for garnish, if desired

Cooking Directions

In a bowl, combine the crab, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Toss gently and refrigerate. In a bowl, combine the rice wine vinegar, olive oil, lemongrass, and rice. Season with salt and pepper.

In a bowl, combine jalapeno and lime juice. Gently fold in the avocado and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.

In a blender, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic and cucumber. Puree until smooth. Strain through a fine filter, reserving liquid only. Season sauce with salt and pepper.

TO ASSEMBLE: Place a 4-inch ring mold on a plate and fill with ½ cup rice mixture. Press lightly to compact rice. Top with ½ cup avocado salsa. Finish with ½ cup of the crabmeat. Remove ring mold. Pour a little gazpacho sauce around tower and garnish with chives, if desired.
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Recipe Tip: If you are looking to add more whole grains to your diet, try substituting 2 cups of cooked Mahatma® or Carolina® whole grain brown rice for this dish. Do you have a rice cooker? To prepare the rice for this dish … Add brown or white rice and water to the inner pot of your Aroma® Rice Cooker. Press the Cook Switch; or set to Brown or White Rice. When the rice cooker beeps, proceed with remainder of recipe as directed above.