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Filipino garlic fried rice topped with extra crisp garlic and scallions.

Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag)

Sinangag, or Filipino Garlic Rice is the perfect way to use leftover rice, and I'm going to show you the ingredients and techniques to make this classic dish better. With fluffy grains of rice infused with garlicky oil, it's accented by loads of caramelized garlic.

Course Brunch, Sides
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword breakfast, Filipino, fried rice, garlic, Philippines, rice
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Rice
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 222 kcal


  • 300 grams cooked long grain rice (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 20 grams garlic (3 large cloves, minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  1. Use your hands to break up any clumps of rice.
  2. In a large frying pan, add the olive oil and garlic and heat over medium-high heat, stirring regularly to ensure even browning. Fry the garlic until most of the sizzling subsides and the garlic is a golden brown color.

  3. Remove half of the garlic from the pan, leaving the oil behind.

  4. Add the rice and toss to coat evenly with the oil and garlic.

  5. Stir-fry the rice until it's heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Serve the Sinangag hot and garnish with the reserved garlic. You can also top with some scallions for color.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 196mg8%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.