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.
Philippine Garlic Fried Rice with Vinegar Sauce (Sinangag)
This garlicky rice is a popular breakfast dish in the Philippines and is delicious served with fried eggs and a drizzle of vinegar sauce.
Yield: serves 4-6
1⁄2 cup white vinegar
1⁄4 tsp. crushed red chile flakes
14 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1⁄3 cup canola oil
4 cups cold cooked white rice
1 scallion, thinly sliced, for garnish
Fried eggs, for serving
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.