Garlic Fried Rice - Filipino Style

Have you ever had Filipino Garlic Fried Rice? If you love rice and garlic, stick around for this recipe!


There is something about Filipino garlic fried rice that will always bring me back to my center and bring me happiness. Maybe it’s because it’s something that I can easily remember my grandma making for breakfast almost every day. I would remember waking up and as soon as I opened my door, I could smell the garlic and it would make my mouth water.


After getting ready for school or work, I wouldn’t even grab a plate. I would literally just take a spoon and shove some of that garlicky goodness in my mouth. The garlic plus the crunch from the rice was just so heavenly on my taste buds.


I would eat this with anything for breakfast, depending on what you have in your refrigerator. You can easily pair this with Vienna Sausage, longanisa, tocino, or even just a nice sunny side up egg. My absolute favorite is to have this garlic fried rice with some sweet longanisa!



This is a super simple recipe that just takes minutes and it packs an insane amount of flavor!



If you’re like me and you love the smell of garlic, you’ll love the smell and love the taste even more once it’s done!


Ciao for now!


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Notes For Cooking


If you can, use whole garlic cloves and chop them up into pieces. I used the garlic from Costco that was already pre-cut. Either is fine. However, if you do use garlic from Cost-Co make sure you drain the liquid before frying it up. It can make everything a little sour. I am ok with that and if you are ok with sourness, then I wouldn’t worry too much about draining it first.


Take your time with cooking the rice. When I make this, I like my rice with a nice crunch. You may not like your rice crunchy like me. So I would recommend taking your time and taste after every time you stir to find a balance that you like!


Other Recipes


Beef Mechado – I recently ate garlic fried rice with this and it was so so amazing. Beef Mechado is good on its own, but I loved it with the garlic fried rice as well!


Cost Analysis


Lastly, take a look at this cost analysis. It shows how much it costs to make this garlic fried rice. We don’t realize it, but sometimes it so much cheaper to make things at home versus buying them at the store! Yes, sometimes it takes a while and sometimes it’s more convenient, but how can you deny that price?


Garlic Fried Rice - Filipino Style

Garlic Fried Rice - Filipino Style
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Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Vegetarian, Fried Rice, Sinangag, Garlic
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 209kcal
Cost: $1.93


  • 3 tbsp Avocado Oil $0.48
  • 12 cloves Garlic Minced $0.81
  • 2 cup Cooked Rice $0.60
  • 1/4 tsp Salt $0.02
  • Grounds Pepper $0.02


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Once oil is hot, lower heat to medium and add in the garlic.
  • Stir garlic for 3 minutes until it turns a light gold color.
  • Remove the fried garlic from the pain and drain on paper towel until completely cool.
  • Add the cooked rice into the skillet, coating the rice with the garlic oil.
  • Spread the rice out to cover the skillet and let it cook without stirring for 4 minutes.
  • Stir the rice and repeat steps 6 and 7 until rice is cooked the way you like it.
  • When the rice is starting to get crispy, add half of the fried garlic to the skillet.
  • Season with salt and mix well.
  • Garnish with left over fried garlic and serve hot.


Please note that *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Cost Analysis

Estimate: $ for servings or $ per serving.


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.3mg