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Quick crab stick salad with rice in only 20 minutes! Perfect dish to eat between meals as it will make you full until your main meal. It’s a wonderful, inexpensive dish made with imitation of the crab meat that will definitely satisfy your cravings.

So if you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal that’s easy to make, try making this crab stick salad with rice recipe!

Crab stick salad – Krabų Mišrainė

A favorite throughout Eastern Europe, and in Lithuania it’s known as a krabų mišrainė“. This salad is often enjoyed as a side dish, light lunch or dinner. Crab stick salad can be easily adapted to different tastes and preferences. Depending on your taste, you can both add more or less vegetables of your choice to the dish.
So if you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal that’s easy to make, try making this crab stick salad with rice recipe!

Crafting your Crab Stick Salad

Creating this salad is a breeze. Most of the ingredients just need a good chop, and then they all come together with rice and mayonnaise. Speaking of mayonnaise, I recommend light mayo in this recipe. While any type of mayo works, using the lighter version not only enhances the salad’s flavor but also makes it easier on the digestion and lighter on the calorie count – a win for both taste and health-conscious individuals.

Choosing the crab meat

When it comes to the star of the show – the crab meat – imitation crab meat is a popular choice for this dish. It’s not only wallet-friendly but also widely available. However, if you’re feeling fancy or happen to have real crab meat on hand, don’t hesitate to use it. The result will be great.

Additional ingredients you can use

If you want, you can add additional ingredients like:

  • Spring onion
  • Pickled cucumbers instead of fresh
  • Parsley
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Carrot

In my recipe I am also using bell pepper, but this is optional.

Storing crab stick salad

  • Prepare salads without the mayonnaise.
  • Allow it to cool completely to room temperature.
  • Transfer the salad to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
    It is important to store the salad in an airtight container to prevent any bacteria growth and to maintain the quality and flavor of the dish. Salad can last in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
  • Once you are ready to eat them, simply put the desired amount into the bowl, add mayonnaise and mix everything well.

Crab stick salad – watch how to make it


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Crab and Rice Salad recipe

Crab stick salad with rice recipe

Quick crab stick salad only in 20 minutes!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Lithuanian
Servings 4 portions
Calories 139 kcal


  • 150 g crab sticks  (imitation of crab meat)
  • 170 g can of corns
  • 100 g long grain rice
  • 2 medium sized cucumbers
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Black pepper
  • Mayonnaise (light)


  • Start cooking rice. If you are not sure how to cook rice, check my blog to learn how to cook perfect rice each time.
  • While rice is cooking start cutting cucumber, bell pepper, crab sticks and eggs into small pieces. Place everything in the bowl.
  • Once rice are done, let them cool down. And only then add into the bowl with vegetables. Mix everything well and sprinkle it with black pepper.
  • Add as much salad as you want into the separate bowl and add about a teaspoon of mayonnaise. Mix well and enjoy delicious crab and rice salad!
Keyword crab stick salad, crab stick salad with rice, krabu misraine, surimi salad

Nutrition table of crab stick salad

Nutrition Facts (without mayonnaise)
Amount per serving100 g
Calories139 Kcal
Energy value581 kJ
Fat3 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbs22 g
Sugar1 g
Protein6 g
Salt0 g


What kind of crab meat is used?

Imitation crab meat is the most popular choice to use in crab stick salad, as it is more budget-friendly and available almost everywhere. However, real crab meat can definitely be used in this dish.

Is Crab Stick Salad healthy?

The healthiness of crab stick salad depends on the ingredients used and the portion size. Using light mayonnaise and limiting the amount of dressing used can help make this dish healthier.

How long does Crab Stick Salad last in the refrigerator?

Salad can last in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days if it is stored properly in an airtight container.

Can Crab Stick Salad be made ahead of time?

For sure, salad can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for later.

Can Crab Stick Salad be frozen?

No, it is not recommended to freeze this salad as the texture of the rice and crab meat may change upon defrosting. Also it is so easy to make, so why freeze it 🙂

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