Walk into a Gullah restaurant and you're sure to find crab rice on the menu. It's our version of fried rice, and it is the perfect way to use up any leftover rice you may have. Succulent blue crab claw meat is what makes this dish so special. Serve it as a side or as a main dish.
Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the rice. Cover, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, then fluff with a fork.
Meanwhile, pulse the celery, garlic, onion and bell pepper in a food processor until minced. Heat the butter and oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until the butter melts. Add the minced vegetables. Saute until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the crab meat and House Seasoning. Cook until the crab meat has browned, about 5 minutes. Add additional butter, if the vegetables become too dry and begin to brown too quickly. Stir in the rice and tomato. Cover and simmer until the rice is fluffy, 5 more minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Miss Brown's House Seasoning:
Stir together the garlic and onion powders, paprika, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.