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Rice and Crab Salad with corn and cucumber. Great cold summer side dish to be served alongside any cookout!!

Updated 05/15/2020

Close up picture of a bowl of Rice and Crab Salad.

You can make this dish with real crab, or if you are on a budget, use the imitation crab meat like I did. I found mine in the seafood section at my local grocery store, Kroger.

What is Crab Salad made of?

This Rice and Crab Salad is made using rice, cucumber, corn, eggs and imitation crab. Some people refer to it as Crab Salad with Rice and Corn, or Crab Salad with corn and cucumber. Either way, it’s flippin’ good.

If you are wondering to yourself right now “Uh, what’s in imitation crab?”, I have a link for you to check it out, if you have never had it, or you’re unsure about it.

What is Imitation Crab and Should You Eat it?

The first time I ever had this, I wasn’t sure I would like the combination. Just seemed a little weird to me. Boy, was I wrong. This has to be one of my favorite dishes. I would request this every time we would have a get together.

What can I do with imitation crab meat?

Other than make this dish right here? If you’re thinking of something else, another idea that quickly comes to mind is crab cakes? You can substitute it for shrimp in any dish. For example, Crab Alfredo.

Two Versions were made

I made two versions of the Rice and Crab Salad. One with cucumbers and one without. My husband does not like cucumbers, but the rest of us do. So, He got his own dish and we shared the other one with cucumbers. Not to diss my hubs, but I love cucumbers, and I personally think it is better with cucumbers.

Rice and Crab Salad will go great with the following dishes and many more…

Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Avocado Ranch Turkey Burgers

Crunchy Burgers

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45° angle of the Rice and Crab Salad in a glass bowl.
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Rice and Crab Salad

Rice and Crab Salad with corn and cucumber. Great cold summer side dish to be served alongside any cookout!!
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Keyword crab salad with corn and cucumber, cucumber crab salad, imitation crab and corn salad, imitation crab recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 164kcal


  • 3 Cups Cooked Rice Cooled Rice, not Warm
  • 2 Each Eggs, hard boiled, chopped
  • 1 Can Whole Kernel Corn, drained
  • 1 Cup Imitation Crab, Flaked Meat, diced
  • 1 Cucumber, diced
  • 3-6 Tbsp Mayonnaise **Depends on how creamy you like it
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • Prepare Rice. Cut/Dice Ingredients.
  • Combine Cooled, Cooked Rice, Corn, Crab Meat, Eggs, Cucumber & Salt & Pepper
    Rice and Crab Salad
  • Add the mayonnaise. Mix well. **Add more if desired, I did.
    Rice and Crab Salad
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, if not overnight. Serve chilled.
    Rice and Crab Salad


Optional ingredients
- 1 - Small Onion, minced
- 1 Clove - Garlic, finely chopped
- Dill, chopped (to sprinkle on top once mixed)
You can also remove items if you are not a fan and replace them.


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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