Classic Garlic Fried Rice
An easy way to elevate cooked rice and is a regular on Filipino breakfast tables.
- Leftover or day-old cooked white rice about 4-5 cups
- 5 or more cloves of garlic, smashed and roughly chopped
- ¼ - ½ teaspoon salt adjust to your taste
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- Ground black pepper optional
Heat a wok or a nonstick pan using medium heat. Drizzle the oil then add the garlic. Keep sautéing until garlic is lightly toasted and fragrant (about 1 minute). Don’t burn the garlic or it’ll be bitter.
Add the rice and mix with the garlic. Season with salt. Keep tossing for a few minutes or until warmed through (about 5 minutes). I use 2 wooden spoons to toss for easier mixing. Sprinkle with a dash of ground black pepper, if using.