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Vegan filipino garlic fried rice in a bowl with green onions and garlic on the side

Vegan Filipino Garlic Fried Rice aka Sinangag (3-Ingredients)

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  • Author: Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


This vegan filipino garlic fried rice is easy to make, requires just 3-ingredients and is the perfect way to bring your day-old rice back to life.


  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil of choice (we used avocado oil)
  • 10 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 4 cups day-old cooked long grain jasmine brown rice, cooled and dry* (see notes)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced (optional, for garnish)


  1. In a medium pan over medium-low heat, add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. Once heated, add in the garlic and pan fry until it is golden brown, stirring regularly. This should take about 2 minutes or less.
  2. Remove 1/4 of the garlic from the pan, leaving the oil behind, and transfer it to a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Bring the heat up to medium and add in the rice. Mix to coat the rice evenly in the oil and garlic and fry the rice until it is warmed through, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve warm. Garnish the rice with some of the reserved fried garlic along with chopped scallions. Enjoy!


  • It is important to NOT use fresh rice in this recipe as it will be too moist and you will end up with mushy not-so-fried rice. We recommend that the rice you use is at least a day old so that it has time to sit and dry out a bit.
  • 1 1/3 cups of uncooked rice will yield 4 cups of cooked rice.
  • We prefer long grain Jasmine brown rice but short grain will work, as well as any type of white rice. We have not tested this recipe with black rice but we assume it will be a bit firm as that rice usually is a bit more firm.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Side
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Filipino