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! ;)
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • 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
1. Heat butter in a skillet. You can use oil or 50-50 of oil and butter. Drop the whole garlic in it.
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.
3. In the same skillet, add rest of the ingredients except the scallion greens
4. and when aromatic and soft, toss the rice in it.
5. Give a quick stir for the ingredients to get well incorporated.
6. Garnish with the scallion greens and whole roasted garlic.
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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4 Member Reviews

By Sweatha on Oct 29, 2012

Simple and Easy and Perfect. You can savour it again at Sinangag 

By Soumya on Jan 27, 2012

Thank you for this awesome recipe! I was so bored with usual stuff I make for lunch - and this one came to my rescue from boredom - I added red pepper flakes for some kick. And had with methi dal as side dish. We are a rice and dal family too! :) This will be a regular in our house from now on!

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By Lubna Moin on Feb 24, 2016

Simple & delicious!!! :)

By Lulu on Oct 6, 2015

I made this tonight, and turned out delicious!!! I didn't have leftover rice, so I cooked some first in my rice cooker with some salt and a Tbsp butter... YUM

By Amelie on Mar 14, 2014

I think it has low carbs and delicious to eat. Thank you

By lahari on Feb 26, 2014


By ricelover on Dec 12, 2012

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

By Fatima on Oct 4, 2011

: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. :)

By sana on Apr 1, 2011

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

By sukanya on Mar 5, 2011

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

By nyginko on Mar 2, 2011

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!

By Susan on Mar 2, 2011

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.

By nyginko on Feb 24, 2011

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

By Shoba Shrinivasan on Feb 22, 2011

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

By Cursuri Franceza on Feb 22, 2011

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.

By Priya on Feb 22, 2011

Thats a quick,interesting and flavourful rice..

By sonia on Feb 22, 2011

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

By CurryLeaf on Feb 22, 2011

Simple and Garlicky. Quickie Rice dearie

By PJ on Feb 22, 2011

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 :)

By Priya Srinivasan on Feb 22, 2011

quickie recipe!! we too love garlic!!!!!!

By Nishi on Feb 22, 2011

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

By notyet100 on Feb 21, 2011

looks so flavourful,even i luv garlic

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