Recipes – GARLIC FRIED RICE (filipino style)

Garlic Fried Rice also called as Sinangag is the most popular dish of the Philipines. It is steamed rice stir-fried with lots of garlic. You can also use left over rice to prepare this dish. I steamed long grain white rice adding salt and enough water in a cooking pot, drained it and let it in the refrigerator to cool. You can do it in a rice-cooker too. Since, I love garlic and use it extensively in my cooking, I have added a little more; can cut back on that. The star ingredient of this dish is Garlic; do not burn it as garlic turns bitter. Serve it with your favorite main course meal.

Quick steamed rice stir-fried with burst of garlic is a tasty meal at any time.


Prep time : 10 mins, Cooking time : 20 mins, Cuisine : Philipines, Serves : 4, Author : Gloria


450 gms cooked rice

Β½ cup garlic chopped

salt to taste



Heat oil in a skillet or wok. Add garlic, pinch of salt and cook till it turns crispy and golden brown, keeping the heat in medium-low (remove little for garnish).

Rinse your hands (to avoid sticking) to separate the cooked rice making sure there are no lumps. Add the cooked rice. Combine everything nicely and cook further on low heat for about 3-4 minutes tossing it occasionally.

Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish it with the reserved fried garlic on top.


My observations/notes :

  • Do not overcook rice as it becomes sticky and lumpy


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