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An overhead shot of a plate of Filipino Fried Rice, garnished with crispy garlic and spring onions.
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Filipino Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag)

Sinangag! You can never be more traditional than this when it comes to Filipino cuisine. Otherwise known as 'Filipino Garlic Rice,' you have minimal ingredients and you get maximum flavor in every serving. Try it for your next meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 5
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Neriz


  • 5 cups rice, cooked & equivalent to 1 cup uncooked
  • 3 & 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp spring onions, chopped & only light parts
  • salt and pepper, to season


  • Add oil on a large wok or skillet; set heat to medium-low.
  • Add garlic and spread evenly.  Adjust the heat to medium and continue cooking until garlic turns darker, regularly mixing to ensure that it does not get burnt.
  • Take about 1 teaspoon of the browned garlic and set aside for garnish later.
  • Add rice and adjust heat to medium-high.
  • Mix to coat the grains evenly with the oil.  Add salt and pepper.
  • Continue cooking for about 10 to 12 minutes, intermittently mixing to cook it evenly.
  • Adjust the seasoning before taking the pan off the heat.
  • Transfer into a serving plate.  Top with the saved crispy garlic and chopped spring onions.
  • Serve.



  • Use neutrally flavored vegetable oil like canola or sunflower.  They work better for fried rice than olive oil.
  • Add the garlic with the oil right away. It helps in not burning them, as well as infusing the oil longer with garlic flavor.
  • Use dry cooked rice, with separated grains. Clumpy or sticky ones will not work well.
  • Do not forget to taste and adjust seasoning before taking the pan off the heat. It helps to do this repeatedly since there is a lot of mixing involved.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg