Filipino Fried Rice or Sinangag Recipe

Filipino fried rice or Sinangag is less seasoned than other versions of fried rice such as Chinese Fried rice, but the recipe utilizes the same techniques. One difference in the final outcome is colour — Filipino Fried Rice will usually be paler in color because there is no soy sauce in the cooking. This is an easy, delicious and versatile rice recipe than anyone can enjoy

Filipino Fried

Filipino Fried (Sinangag)

 Preparation Time: 30 minutes


  • 6 cups of cold (leftover) steamed rice
  • 5 cloves crushed minced garlic
  • 1 fried and scrambled egg chopped
  • 2/3 cup of any cooked meat such as: ham, sausage, bacon, shredded fried chicken or beef sliced or chopped in small pieces
  • 1/4 cup cooked peas, or other crunchy vegetable (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • Chili pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped spring onions for garnish


  1. In a big frying pan or large wok heat cooking oil
  2. Add minced garlic and fry until golden brown, set aside
  3. Add rice to wok and mix for about 5 minutes (to release the starch)
  4. Add meat and scrambled egg and peas
  5. Season with salt and pepper – mix thoroughly

Serve on a big platter while hot and top with fried garlic
Top fried rice with the fried garlic and garnish with chopped spring onion.

You may add or subtract following to fried rice:

  • 1/4 cup of cooked green peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped cabbage or bok choy
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow or red onion
  • 2 tablespoons peanut or sesame oil
  • chopped spring onions
  • chopped spicy green chilies
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