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 as ingredient 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.
Raw garlic when crushed is very pungent but when stir fried the aroma is so good. If you don't have a mortar you can crush the raw garlic with the knife and your fist. Watch my video to see it. I can eat Sinangag by itself. It is usually serve for breakfast but I eat it any time of day. Yes, Filipinos eat rice for breakfast. The rice used in sinangág is usually left over from the day before so it has a firmer and drier texture suitable for making sinangag.
As you can see I paired the garlic rice with scrambled eggs with minced onion, pan fried vienna sausage and sliced tomato.
How to Cook Sinangag
Vegetarians will like this garlic rice recipe. Try it today. Watch my video “How to cook Sinangag”. Magluto na tayo!
- 10 cloves garlic crushed & minced
- 4 cups white rice cooked day old
- 4 tablespoons cooking oil
- Salt to taste pepper optional
- Heat the oil over medium – low heat.
- Add the garlic and stir fry. Lower heat to low.
- With a low temperature the garlic will slowly cook. Stir.
- Garlic will turn golden brown and crisp.
- Add the 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 rice.
- If you want to add more garlic you may do so. Some people want less or more garlic. So it depends on your preference.
- I don't add ground black pepper but serve it on the side.
- If you like garlic care to learn how to toast garlic.