Saturday, March 10, 2012

Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag sa bawang)

Who would not love the smell of fresh garlic from your garlic rice being cooked in your pan?  Just the smell of it makes one's tummies hungry.  This is the easiest and simplest sinangag that anyone could cook without any fuss.
  My father would always cook garlic fried rice for us using the day old rice we have in the fridge.  He would toast the rice first a bit before adding the oil and toasting the garlic.  The best treat for us would be the real toasted part of the fried rice, the ones which would get stuck at the pan.  My father would scrape them and shape them like small sausages. My siblings and I would eat them in a flash.  That's how yummy it is. 

This is actually my father's recipe as I remember it.

4 cups day old rice
6 pcs of mashed and minced fresh garlic
salt to taste

Mix the salt thoroughly with the rice.  You can use your hands if you like or use a spoon.
Heat a pan.
Toast the rice and make sure to stir it every now and then until is half way cooked (just when it's starting to change its color).
Put the rice on the one side of the pan.  Pour oil on the clean side of the pan and toast garlic. 
When the garlic is starting to go brown in color.  Mix the rice with it and cook for at least 3-5 minutes more.  Have a spoon of rice and taste if it suits to your liking.
Serve hot with garlic granules on top.
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