Sinangag is a Filipino Garlic Rice made with garlic and a day old rice. Garlic is stir fried to golden brown then rice is added and seasoned with salt and pepper.
Unlike fried rice, sinangag recipe does not have any meat or vegetables but it is usually paired with dried fish or squid, egg, longanisa, sausage, tapa or tapsilog, a combination of sinangag rice, tapa (cured pork) and egg.
Crushed raw garlic is very pungent but when stir fried the aroma is so good.
If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you can crush the raw garlic with a knife and your fist. Watch my video to see it.
Sinangag is usually served with meat or fish during breakfast. To some, like myself, I can have it on its own and any time of day.
Yes, Filipinos eat rice for breakfast. A day old rice is used to make sinangag which is firmer and drier in texture.
Garlic fried rice is delicious and vegetarian will surely like it.
Storing and reheating leftover garlic fried rice
Refrigerate leftover sinangag in an airtight container up to 4 days.
Reheat on stove-top or microwave. When reheating on stove-top, get your skillet hot with a tablespoon oil.
Reheat a small bowl of garlic rice for a minute or so.
How to cook sinangag
A day old white rice is suitable when making sinangag.
Make sure to crush the garlic and cook until crisp and golden. It can burn easily so set heat to medium-low.
Use a wok or a skillet big enough to stir the rice.
Watch my video “How to cook Sinangag”. Magluto na tayo!
- 10 cloves garlic crushed & minced
- 4 cups white rice (cooked day old rice)
- 4 tablespoons cooking oil
- Salt to taste pepper optional
- Heat oil over medium – low heat.
- Add garlic and stir fry. Lower heat to low.
- With a low temperature, garlic will slowly cook. Stir.
- Garlic will turn golden brown and crisp.
- Add rice, mix it well until grains separate from each other.
- Cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
- Season with salt. Ground pepper is optional.
- Mix well for another minute or two.
- Serve hot.
- Use a day old white rice.
- If you want to add more garlic, you may do so depending on your preference.
- I don't add ground black pepper but serve it on the side.
- If you like garlic, you might be interested to learn how to toast garlic.