Sinangag-Filipino Garlic Rice

By Whisper of Yum
  • Total Time:
    15 minutes
  • Servings:


  • 3 cups of day-old rice (room temp)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or avocado oil
  • 1½ tablespoon garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt + more to taste


  1. Make sure day-old rice is cold or at room temperature. Break up rice with hands to loosen any clumps. Set aside.
  2. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add ghee (or avocado oil) + garlic and sauté until lightly golden brown and fragrant, 2-3 minutes. If garlic begins to brown quickly, lower flame.
  3. Add rice and mix well. With your cooking utensil, fold the rice to really blend the garlic-oil flavor. Cook for 3-minutes.
  4. Add salt and mix well again. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately with a fried egg, stir-fry vegetables or grilled meat. Enjoy