Garlic Fried Rice with Vinegar Sauce

  • Serves

    serves 4-6


By SAVEUR Editors

Published on October 11, 2017

This garlicky rice, inspired by the Filipino classic breakfast, is delicious with fried eggs and a drizzle of vinegar sauce. This recipe first appeared in the tablet edition of our November 2014 issue.

Editor’s note: This recipe was formerly titled “Philippine Garlic Fried Rice.” We’ve changed the title to reflect that this recipe departs from most typical Filipino preparations.



  • 12 cup white vinegar
  • 14 tsp. crushed red chile flakes
  • 14 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 13 cup canola oil
  • 4 cups cold cooked white rice
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • Fried eggs, for serving


Step 1

Stir vinegar, chile flakes, 1 tbsp. garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl; set aside. Heat oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high. Cook remaining garlic until just golden, 1-2 minutes. Transfer 2 tbsp. garlic to a plate; set aside. Add rice to skillet; cook, stirring and breaking up any large clumps, until rice is heated through and slightly crisp in places, 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and transfer to a serving platter. Top with fried eggs and serve reserved sauce on the side.

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