Sinangag (Garlic Fried Rice)

By DK on Feb 21, 2011
Sinangag ( Filipino Garlic Fried Rice Recipe) | Easy Filipino Food Recipes
Being an avid rice eater (yeah! Can't help it!), I cannot help myself from this constant searching for rice recipes. I have like a zillion (ok..I am exaggerating but well my husband does think so looking at the clutter my "recipe book shelves" hold) recipes for rice. But well, I am a foodie after all. At the last count, I think I can come up with different rice recipes for 3 whole months. A different rice for each day of the month that spans various cuisines (seems to me every country loves its rice!). In the coming months in Chef In You, don't be surprised if you find rice appearing often. Unlike my posting patterns before, with limited time now, I am forced to take photos of whatever I make and well, I make rice often :)
Sinangag ( Filipino Garlic Fried Rice Recipe) | Easy Filipino Food Recipes
This is a simple recipe with ingredients that are "blink-you-will-miss" in number. Yes, its an epitome of purity keeping consistent with only one aim in mind - Garlic. This is a breakfast staple in the Philippines supposedly served along with meat and fried eggs. Its especially made with left over rice. I added a slight touch to it by way of roasting few whole garlic cloves first and then adding it as a garnish to the rice. Well, what can I say - we love garlic And yes, rest assured we use Listerine as well! ;)
Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 15 min
Cook Time: Under 15 min
Serves: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of cooked leftover rice ( I used long grained Basmati but a medium grain works great too)
  • 2-3 tbsp finely minced garlic (or as per taste)
  • 3-4 whole peeled garlic (optional)
  • 3-4 scallions chopped finely, whites and greens separated
  • salt to taste
  • abt 1/2 to 1 tbsp of butter/oil
Method
1
Heat butter in a skillet. You can use oil or 50-50 of oil and butter. Drop the whole garlic in it.
Sinangag ( Filipino Garlic Fried Rice Recipe) | Easy Filipino Food Recipes
2
Roast it until deep brown. Make sure not to burn it though. This step is optional and is not followed in a regular Sinangag recipe. I do so cos we are garlic lovers in our house. Remove and set the garlic aside.
Sinangag ( Filipino Garlic Fried Rice Recipe) | Easy Filipino Food Recipes
3
In the same skillet, add rest of the ingredients except the scallion greens
Sinangag ( Filipino Garlic Fried Rice Recipe) | Easy Filipino Food Recipes
4
and when aromatic and soft, toss the rice in it.
Sinangag ( Filipino Garlic Fried Rice Recipe) | Easy Filipino Food Recipes
5
Give a quick stir for the ingredients to get well incorporated.
Sinangag ( Filipino Garlic Fried Rice Recipe) | Easy Filipino Food Recipes
6
Garnish with the scallion greens and whole roasted garlic.
Sinangag ( Filipino Garlic Fried Rice Recipe) | Easy Filipino Food Recipes
Serve hot with any side dish of your choice. Sending this bowl to the event : Healing Foods: Ginger and Garlic conceptualized by gal pal Siri Sinangag ( Filipino Garlic Fried Rice Recipe) | Easy Filipino Food Recipes
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19 Responses to “Sinangag (Garlic Fried Rice)”
  1. I think it has low carbs and delicious to eat. Thank you

  2. lahari

    :roll: I LIKE IT. ITS GOOD TO EAT

  3. ricelover

    Most variations have soy sauce added. A touch of soy sauce will bring out the garlic flavor.

  4. Fatima

    :wink: I am from the Philippines and I love this take you made on our breakfast staple! I love this site too… Thank you so much for taking your time to share this with us. :)

  5. sana

    yummm…i too love rice and garlic…hope thats not too bad for me…i eat rice everyday… :-|

  6. Roasted garlice gives a nice flavour to this dish, will give a try

  7. nyginko

    DK, I am so happy to be able to make this again. I’m using
    Indian organic brown basamati imported by a USA grocer at a better price than locally grown brown basamati (though I wonder about this?) I’ll be adding peas, yes! I look forward to making the rosemary-onion-garlic-focaccia next (perhaps with added mushrooms and peas.) The sinangag is tasty and feels so good. The photos and directions are such a joy! Thank you, DK!

  8. I made this with half brown rice and half white (both left over) I also added about 2 TBS toasted slivered almonds and 1/4 cup green peas (also both left over). Great dish.

  9. nyginko

    WonderFUL photos and a wonderFUL recipe! I love garlic. I love rice. And I love scallions and happen to have all three & ghee ready to go into the pan! Thanks, DK!!!
    ~chana

  10. Looks yummy dk,
    I love the colours of the rice and I love the garnish too…I love it as garlicky as it gets!
    Shobha

  11. God, this looks incredible. I love rice so much. I think this recipe is also nice if you add some brown rice as well. Just for chromatics. I’m definitely going to try it out. Thanks for this simple but great recipe.

  12. Thats a quick,interesting and flavourful rice..

  13. Very nice and aromatic rice, loved being topped up with spring onions, will surely try this version… !

  14. Simple and Garlicky. Quickie Rice dearie

  15. Hi DK,I tasted this rice during my post natal stay in the hospital and loved it.Tried it out and its on my blog too.
    This version looks yumm!!Looking forward to ur other rice dishes..
    Hugs to ur lil one :)

  16. quickie recipe!! we too love garlic!!!!!!

  17. Actually garlic rice is a post natal recipe. Loved your philippino version DK :wink:

  18. looks so flavourful,even i luv garlic

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