Randy Mayor
8 servings (serving size: 1 crab cake)

The addition of cumin to these hearty crab cakes enhances the nuttiness of the wild rice. If you want to top them with a sauce, combine light mayonnaise with lemon juice and a pinch of curry powder. Serve these with lemon wedges.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add wild rice; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until tender. Combine cooked wild rice, crab, and next 11 ingredients (crab through egg whites) in a large bowl. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 1-inch-thick patty.

Step 2

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 patties; cook 4 minutes. Carefully turn patties over; cook 4 minutes or until golden. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and patties.

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Ratings & Reviews

NaRa2007's Review

November 23, 2014
Very good. Only change I made was to roast bell peppers before chopping. I have also stuffed the cakes in portabella mushrooms and baked for 30 minutes.

SusanK99's Review

March 03, 2013
I have made these a few times and love them. Sometimes they fall apart sometimes they don't note sure what I did different. I make them as is. Also stuffed large portabellos with them, cooked 30 min in oven...very nice.

demopo's Review

August 31, 2010
these crab cakes were really tasty, but mine fell apart! I could not keep them together as they sauteed. Maybe I overcooked the rice? I used two six-ounce containers of fresh Maine crabmeat, and tried to scale the the ingredients accordingly. Maybe this, too, changed my texture. I would try this again, but add a bit more cumin since I couldn't taste it but love it.The crab flavor is very subtle but melds nicely with the wild rice flavor.