Jun 2, 2012

Easy Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag)



In the Philippines, rice is king.....we have it in the morning, lunchtime, dinner and yes, even for snacks... and don't rule it out as dessert too! Sometimes, we cook too much of it and then there are left-overs. But never fear.....sinangag is here. It's the Tagalog term for "fried rice." So next time you wonder what to do with left-over rice, try this recipe and you'll know how.

The ingredients here can be increased or decreased depending on how much rice you have left, so feel free to adjust it.

Ingredients:

Day-old rice (refrigerated left-over rice)


2 Tablespoons Olive oil (light) 
A few crushed garlic (3-5)
1-2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce, or to taste
Dash of salt, or to taste
2 Eggs, beaten
Handful frozen Peas and Corn


You need either a big wok or a deep frying pan for this.

Procedure:

Heat about a 1-2 Tablespoon oil in a pan or wok. Saute the garlic until aromatic. Don't let the garlic  burn. 


Add the cold rice and stir to break the grains apart. Cook until warmed up. Season with a little salt. Add the soy sauce and mix with the rice until most of the grains are coated. 

You may scramble the eggs in another pan and just add it later after it's been cooked. But if you have a big enough wok or wide enough pan, create a well/space in the middle of it by pushing the rice to the side. Spray a little oil in the middle and then pour the beaten egg.


Let it set. When the eggs have set enough, flip it over then begin to mix it with the rice breaking it up as you do so. Thereafter, add the frozen peas and corn and continue to stir until the veggies are cooked about 2-3 mins. Season the rice with more soy sauce or salt as needed.

Serve immediately. Easy-peasy delicious!

This fried rice pairs perfectly with Bobotie (Curried Ground Beef) or with Arroz a la Cubana.


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48 comments

  1. This Friend Rice looks so beautiful, I just had to share it on my Facebook page!
    What a beautiful presentation!

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    1. Thanks, Jutta! That's so kind of you! Glad you stopped by.

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    1. Thanks Linda! It is just so simple though you can elaborate it by adding ham or any other meat that you fancy. I sometimes add shredded pork or beef with it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. What kind of rice do you use?

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  4. What are you serving with the rice, in the picture?

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    1. I think it's Arroz a la Cubana... I do have a recipe for that in the blog if you are interested. :-)

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  5. Hi: I have wanted to try fried rice and now thanks to you I have the recipe. Thanks for sharing my recipes. I appreciate it :) I love to learn new food recipes from other cultures. I love most foods... I will share for sure. <3

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    1. Thanks, MJ! Glad you stopped by and thank you for sharing too. Hope you enjoy the rice! :-)

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  6. Love Fried Rice!!July 17, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Always wanted to make fried rice...it looks great what is the side dish & do you have a recipe for it...TY

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    1. That's Bobotie and I don't have the recipe for it yet. :-(

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  7. Oh I am so glad that one of my friends decided to post a picture of fried rice form your site. I have been looking for a good recipe for Fried Rice, Pancit and Lumpia for a long time. I can't get htese anywhere where I live so I have to make my own. I spent 10 yrs out of my life in the Philippines, Clark Air Base my Dad was military, and we traveled all over the island. I love the Filipino people and the food. God bless you for this site. I will be using it regularly.

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    1. Hi Cathy! so glad you discovered us, too. Hope this site will be helpful to you. I do miss my county a lot as well since we are based in the US. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Great! A wonderful recipe I'll try very soon! I've sent you an email with the translation of a portuguese recipe you liked on Facebook the other day. I hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Got it! Sorry for the late response and thanks for letting me know.

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  9. Please tell me how to cook the original rice before refrigerated. I can never cook rice good. It ends up like one big blob of glue.
    Brenda
    bellfas@blomand.net

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  10. Please tell me how you cook the original rice. I have not been able to cook rice good. It always comes out like a big clump of glue, not in individual grains.
    Brenda
    http://bellfashions.org
    bellfas@blomand.net

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    1. I use a rice cooker. In the Philippines we rinse it twice and then drain really well and my usual ratio for jasmine rice would be - for every 1 cup of rice - 1 1/2 cups of water - increase the amount to however much you want but always use that ratio. This is good for stove top cooking too. Also, make sure to let the rice rest for about 10 minutes after it's done cooking. That way, it will dry up a little and won't be clumpy. Now this works perfectly with Jasmine and even with Basmati Rice but American rice - you may have to lessen the water. It's been a trial and error for me as well but once you get the formula that works for you, it really is easy. Hope it helps.

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  11. I tried making this for dinner tonight and it was a success! I added some left over roast beef wrapped asparagus which i chopped to bite sized pieces. I particularly like your way of cooking the egg in the middle of the rice. I used to have to cook the egg in a separate pan ( means more dishwashing to do haha). Your method is easier and my fried rice turned out great. The hubby loves it! Thank you for this recipe !

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    1. So glad it worked well for you Orange. Thanks for letting us know. Appreciate it.

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  12. My Aunt is from the Phillipines, I have been eating and making this fried rice since I was a kid. My kids LOVE it. Sometimes I make it with ground beef or even hot dogs. Cheap and so very good.

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    1. Ground beef is fantastic with this and yes, even hot dogs, Traci! I ought to do that next time we have some left-over hot dogs and sausages. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Very simple, inexpensive, and filling. I used brown rice done in the rice cooker, and it was really good. Added some leftover diced pork roast. Many thanks for this recipe!

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  14. I've often made fried rice and even wrote a post on it, after learning some techniques from Grace Young. But I've never heard about the "making a well for the eggs" tip - how great! Definitely going to try it soon. Love this simple version of fried rice, and also how you plated the rice (cupped it really) in the last photo.

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  15. I adore fried rice, and I love all things garlicky! This looks like the perfect accompaniment to many dishes!

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  16. Abby this looks so delightful! Love anything that comes extra garlicky of course :-)

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  17. wow! Rice looks so beautiful. I have actually read a lot of your blog posts in the last hour. I really enjoy what you are doing here. (And as a writer of fantasy novels, I'm enjoying looking at different aspects of that when you go through them in blog post). And truly, I love world-culture building

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  18. It's very easy to make fried rice.. Thanks for adding step by step of Fried Rice Sinangag.... Looks very Yummy...

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  19. Thanks for the easy, healthy recipe. I am going to try it now.

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  20. This dish are my very favourite food of all time. Yours look amazing! YUM! Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe! I cant wait to try it!

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  21. Just made this for dinner and it was so simple and yummy!! The garlic is a really nice touch! Even the boyfriend liked it who is often hard to please :) Thanks for a great recipe!

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  22. I can't wait to make this! I know the family will LOVE it!

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  23. Oh my. I could eat this all week. Great recipe thanks for sharing.

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  24. I have some boiled rice- as leftover- in cooker. So I will get up early to make this fry rice recipe as my breakfast. I will add some dry mushroom.But honest speaking, your dish looks very delicious

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  25. I have some boiled rice- as leftover- in cooker. So I will get up early to make this fry rice recipe as my breakfast. I will add some dry mushroom.But honest speaking, your dish looks very delicious

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  26. I love how your directions say 3-5 cloves of garlic but the picture shows six. LOL. You measure garlic lime I do!

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  27. Clear, informative, simple. Love your post!

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  28. Very easy to follow, but I would like to use one egg instead of two, thanks for sharing

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    1. It all depends on how much rice you have Bella so feel free to use just one if you like. Thanks!

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  29. It is so delicious. Thank for sharing, Manila. I love fried rice. I'm going to try it now.

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  30. Hi,
    This post is really nice. Fried Rice looks very delicious. Thank you for sharing this easy recipe. What a nice presentation. I love to eat this. Hope your next recipe published soon.

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  31. This sounds delicious, Garlic is never special ingredient of my favorite fried recipe. But I think now it's going to be for that special twist and flavor.

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  32. I used brown rice done in the rice cooker, and it was really good. I wouldn’t want to stop eating!!!

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  33. Lovely Lovely and Delicious. I must leave my diet plan for this :)

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