Garlic Fried Rice is a favourite dish of Filipinos. It’s also called sinangag in the Philippines. Today I am going to include a very popular garlic fried rice recipe in the Philippines. I love to eat rice. Apart from plain rice, I prefer fried rice in most of my recipes. which includes Jeera rice, lemon rice, and mixed vegetable fried rice. Stale, cooked rice tastes better than fresh rice. Stale rice kept in the fridge is easy to fry and remains crispy. In comparison, if we use freshly cooked rice for Garlic Fries Rice, it looks soggy and sticky. Stale cooked rice is a good substitute for fries, which can also save us from food waste. Whenever I make plain rice, I keep the leftover rice in the fridge. so that I can use it to make any fried rice.
How to make garlic fried rice ?
1. Take out the stale cooked rice from the fridge and spread it finely on a plate because stale cooked rice becomes hard after keeping it in the fridge. Peel and chop 15 to 20 cloves of garlic.
2. Put a nonstick frying pan on medium heat and heat it by adding one spoon of oil. Once the oil is hot, add chopped garlic. Cook the garlic, stirring continuously till it turns a light golden. After adding a pinch of salt, when the aroma of garlic comes, take out the garlic on a plate and keep it aside.
3. In the same pan, cook finely chopped garlic until light brown and add green chillies and black pepper powder, stirring continuously till fragrant.
4. After cooking for about 2 minutes, add stale rice and fry. Cook till the rice is heated through and add salt to taste, stirring the mixture evenly. Garnish with roasted garlic cloves and spring onions.