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Fried rice or sinangag in Tagalog is Chinese inspired. It is steamed rice that has been cooled (leftover, refrigerated rice is best) then stir-fried in oil with garlic and optionally with eggs, chopped cooked meats and vegetables.



Sinangag | Fried Rice Recipe


Estimated preparation & cooking time: 30 minutes


Fried Rice Ingredients:

  • 5 to 6 cups of "cold" steamed rice

  • 1 head garlic, crushed then minced

  • 1 fried scrambled egg, chopped

  • 1/2 cup of any cooked meat: ham, sausage, bacon, shredded fried chicken, beef, etc., cut into small pieces or slices

  • 1/4 cup of cooked green peas and/or any chopped vegetables e.g. cabbage, carrots, celery, etc.

  • 1/4 cup, cooking oil

  • Salt to taste

Sinangag Cooking Instructions:

  • On a big wok or frying pan, heat cooking oil

  • Fry minced garlic until golden brown, set aside

  • Add rice and continue mixing for 5 minutes

  • Add the scrambled egg, meat and vegetables

  • Season with salt, mix well

  • Serve on a big platter while hot

  • Top fried rice with the fried garlic

Fried Rice Cooking Tips:


You may add any or all or the following to fried rice:

  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil or peanut oil for flavour

  • chopped spring onions

Leftover steamed rice kept in the refrigerator for a couple or hours or overnight is best used for fried rice.


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