Sinangag or Filipino Fried Rice Recipe #PreppyPlanner
After a few busy months the girls and I were able to get together this past week for another great theme dinner night. And as an added bonus we all got to hangout and watch the University of Virginia baseball team play in the College World Series! Even though they didn't take home the championship trophy they still played amazing and they won the night we watched. (Go WaHoos!!) But back to the dinner...

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
  • Salt

  1. 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.)
  2. When you are ready to make the fried rice heat the cooking oil in a big frying pan or large wok.
  3. Next add the minced garlic and fry until golden brown, set aside.
  4. Add the rice to wok and mix for about 5 minutes to release the starch.
  5. 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.

For the rest of the meal we had lumpia, a beef and potato stew (that for the life of me I cannot remember its name but it might have been kaldereta) and bibingka for dessert. I totally forgot to take a picture of the cake but it was very delicious and I don't event like coconut!!

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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