Garlic Fried Rice

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.

– Looking for more rice dish recipes? Check on the following…

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.

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Garlic Bread

Using your leftover French or Italian bread you will be able to create these aromatic, flavorful garlic bread. These are great just with your salad, pasta or just as an appetizer.

Before going to the recipe I hope you all had a great time with your family and loved ones…right after the New Years we took off to Cancun…where we had a great time and enjoy our “together” time, therefore my “silence” for a couple of weeks…we are now back to routine and yes, looking forward to a wonderful year ahead…

Okay, now back to the recipe…today I am sharing with you a simple recipe to make tasty garlic bread…using left over baguette or Italian bread.  It is so good when just out of the oven…buttery and garlicky…perfect with salad or a bowl of soup.

I often store sliced leftover baguettes in the freezer and when I feel like making this garlic bread/toast, I make the mix of butter/garlic and in no time we are ready to savor this garlic fragrant bread…oh so good!



small loaf of stale French baguette or Italian bread

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


There is no secret and almost no recipe…just mix together butter, parsley, garlic, olive oil and salt.

Spread the butter garlic mix on slices of baguette, approximately 2cm (¾ inch) and take to pre-heated oven of 350F for approximately 15 minutes of until golden. Just keep you eye on it, as you do not want the garlic to burn.

Serve hot or warm.

Next time you have some leftover French or Italian bread make sure to try this

If you enjoy this simple recipe of garlic bread using leftover French baguette, you might want to take a look No Knead French Baguette recipe.


Garlic is native of central Asia, and contains many nutrients such as manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C. Some studies suggest that garlic might have cardiovascular benefits due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Halibut with Garlic and Parsley

After a whole week of big dining and wining…it is time to take it easy, eat less and healthier. It was really hard to resist all the food that was offered all the time.
We all had a great time and more importantly, it was really good to be around family…in a way I feel very blessed given that my family has been always very close and this trip just emphasized the love and affection that we have for each other.

And, I am so excited…my recipe “BANANA SPRING ROLLS” was selected the recipe of the month for MOM OFFERS MORE!. Although the site contain mainly informations for NY residents, there are many tips that can be valuable for moms everywhere.

Anyway, I will share today a really simple, easy and very healthy meal. The halibut I got at Costco, it come individually packed and ready to be cooked.


2 filet of halibut
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
½ bunch parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste


Coat the halibut filet with the olive oil, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Let the fish filet sit for approximately 10~15 minutes. Arrange the fish filet in a oven safe dish and bake at 425F for approximately 20~25 minute. Serve hot with a side salad. Enjoy!


Did you know that halibut meat is very low in fat? Moreover, halibut are among the largest fish in the sea and is the largest of all the flatfish. Halibut both eyes are on the upper side.


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