Garlic Fried Rice aka Sinangag
Rice / Side Dish
Filipino garlic fried rice, or sinangag, is, dare we say, the best kind of fried rice there is. It's so delicious it can be eaten by itself because the garlic flavor makes it such a standout dish.
However, Filipino garlic fried rice is typically served for breakfast, and is best enjoyed with tocino, longganisa, spam, red hotdogs, and the list goes on. The rice and these breakfast items are so synonymous with each other... it's even got its own name. For example, we just say tocilog if we want tocino + sinangag + itlog (egg, typically fried). Or, spamsilog for spam + sinangag + itlog. The meal is then completed with a side of atchara, and another standout condiment, the banana ketchup!
Shout out to 👨🍳 Chef Jemille Cruz of Pamilya for this recipe.
In a large bowl, break up cold rice separating grains from one another
Heat up 1/4 cup of cooking oil on a large wok or pan over medium heat
Add Butter and Stir Around Pan
Add garlic and stir until garlic browns and becomes fragrant
Add a pinch of salt and continue stirring garlic mixture
Switch heat to medium low and add rice.
Stir and toss rice and garlic until mixed together and continue until rice is sizzling hot. Make sure garlic is spread out evenly across the rice.
Add 1 tbsp of soy sauce and continue to stir and toss until soy sauce is mixed around
Season with salt and pepper to your taste
Remove rice. Ready to serve. Enjoy!
- Feel free to add chopped green onions to add some color and refreshing flavor to your dish. Additionally, you can top the finished product with crispy garlic chips for more garlick-y goodness.