Fried rice with garlic rice is so fragrant and loaded with flavor…garlic rice will elevate your simple fried rice to a totally new level.
If you like garlic, like we do, you are in for a treat…this fried rice is loaded, packed, full of the fragrant garlic imbedded into each grain of rice…it is nothing magical or tricky…just plain garlic and rice…
– Why should you make fried rice using garlic rice?
Because it will bring a totally new deep flavor to the simple and traditional fried rice.
– What are the steps to make fried garlic rice?
First you make the garlic rice with lots and lots of garlic. Let it cool and refrigerate for a day or so like your leftover rice…by the way, the best fried rice uses leftover rice…and this is not different.
Use the garlic rice like your plain rice as a base of your fried rice. You can add whatever your palate calls for it…chopped vegetables, corn, ham, cubed chicken, shrimp, scrambled egg…the options are unlimited.
– Did I convince you to try it?
I hope so…
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 12-15 cloves garlic, finely chopped, minced
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 1 ½ cup rice, washed and drained
- Enough chicken broth or water to cook the rice
- ¼ tsp salt (optional)
In a large wok or skillet, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and shallot. Stir fry the garlic and shallot for 2-3 minutes, until it turns a light golden color and fragrant.
Carefully remove the garlic from the pan and add to the rice. Add the salt if using and the chicken broth or water. Cook the rice as you usually do, whichever method you use.
Once the rice is cooked remove from the heat and let it cool completely before storing it in the refrigerator.
Next day prepare your fried rice as you would normally do using the garlic rice.
In this post I used 3 scallion, 2 cups of frozen mix vegetables, 2 large eggs scrambled, ½ lb shrimp.
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Did you know that garlic has many health benefits? Garlic had been widely studies and many scientific publications support the health value of it, such as protecting the heart, lung, brain and lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.
My husband and I use a lot of garlic in our cooking so I know we would enjoy this fried rice recipe.
What a great idea! I will definitively try this. I also love the addition of shallot. This meal is making my mouth water!
Have a good Sunday Juliana:)
Dear Juliana, this looks like a very tasty and healthy Garlic Fried Rice – love the recipe and love your presentation which is very inviting!
Hope your week has started off in the best of ways!
Looks delish and is a meal in itself! Thanks so much!
This rice sounds so tasty and easy to pull together when you want a quick but satisfying meal. Happy weekend to you!
I love, love LOVE fried rice and even better with garlic! This looks delicious and I’d love a bowl to eat any time of the day!
Anything with Garlic in the name has our attention. Garlic makes everything better, well maybe except sweet pancakes. LOL We make a type of fried rice most days, it is a great way to use up all those bits and bobs of vegetables in the refrigerator. Yours looks fabulous!!
SO garlicky and delicious! I’d love mine with shrimp!!
You got me at garlic, Juliana! The rice looks and sounds delicious and is a keeper recipe! And with shrimp, oooo la la!
I luuuuv garlic! This sounds so good!
I love fried rice meals and this one looks so good, Julianna! I am not afraid of the garlic either 🙂
Love garlic! I’d like the garlic recipe all by itself, I’ll bet. So I’d make a double batch — so the next day I could make garlic fried rice! Neat idea — thanks.
Wow that is a lot of garlic, but I love. I bet it tastes amazing and love the shrimp.
One of my favourite meal! Yours looks so tasty with those succulent prawns!
Anything garlic is always good in my book and if there is loads of it, even better! I am going to share your recipe with my daughter. She loves fried rice and also prawns. Thanks for sharing