Filipino Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag)



15 min


1 h



Filipino Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag)

Photo, Ashley Capp. Food styling, Ashley Denton. Prop styling, Rayna Marlee Schwartz.

This dish is ubiquitous! No kamayan, a communal-style Filipino buffet, is complete without this tasty side.


  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves , thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp salt , divided
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic , (about 1 head)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 green onion , thinly sliced (optional)


1. Cook rice following package directions. Scrape onto a baking sheet to cool quickly. Refrigerate at least 30 min before frying, or use about 7 cups day-old rice.

2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium. Add oil and sliced garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, until garlic is lightly golden, about 2 min. Remove garlic chips to a paper-towel-lined plate, leaving oil in pan. Season with 1⁄8 tsp salt and set aside.

3. In same pan, cook minced garlic, stirring constantly until fragrant and starting to brown, about 1 min. Add rice and water. Break up any clumps of rice, stirring mixture to distribute garlic evenly. Season with remaining salt. Cook until rice has been heated through, about 3 min. Garnish with garlic chips and green onions.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 446,
  • Protein
  • 8 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 77 g,
  • Fat
  • 11 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 578 mg.