This month one of the girl's suggested that we try our hand at recipes from the Philippines and it was quite delicious! I took a stab at making Filipino fried rice as a perfect side to the rest of the dishes. It was the perfect accompaniment to the stew that one of the other girl's made! I found out that Filipino fried rice, or Sinangag, is less seasoned than other versions of fried rice and paler in color since there is no soy sauce in the recipe. However, the recipe utilizes the same cooking techniques so I now know how to make any version! Here is the recipe that I used (with a few tweaks of course!)
Sinangag aka Filipino Fried Rice
- 6 cups of cold (leftover) white rice
- 3 cloves crushed minced garlic
- 1 scrambled egg
- 2/3 cup of any cooked meat chopped in small pieces (optional)
- 1/4 cup cooked peas and carrots (other crunchy vegetable)
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
- Chili or red pepper
- Cook 6 cups of rice per container instructions. Once cooked allow to cool and place in fridge. (Leftover steamed rice that has been refrigerated makes the best fried rice.)
- When you are ready to make the fried rice heat the cooking oil in a big frying pan or large wok.
- Next add the minced garlic and fry until golden brown, set aside.
- Add the rice to wok and mix for about 5 minutes to release the starch.
- Once the rice has been heated add the meat, scrambled egg and veggies. You can also add your pepper and salt for taste at this time.
Do you have a Filipino recipe that you like to make? Be sure to share your favorites in the comments section below!
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