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.