Fried Rice Recipe

This will be my first post about food, but instead of providing a review of a dish or a restaurant, I would like to share a simple recipe that I cook all the time --- fried rice! It may be a very simple recipe but I like this recipe a lot and I want to share it with my readers.

I like to order at Chinese take-away shops, and more often than not, I always buy fried rice aside from dumplings. When I say fried rice, it is just plain fried rice - no vegetables, nor eggs, nor other meat pieces - just plain, delicious fried rice. I have tried imitating the recipe at home for a year because I believe that it will be an easy job to do, as there's only rice. So I thought it will only have probably soy sauce and salt, and MSG - which is a known common ingredient staple at Chinese food shops. For this recipe, you can leave MSG out if you are not okay using it.

However, having Filipino roots, I am putting a slight twist with the recipe, I am including garlic in the dish. So the end product is a Garlicy Chinese Take-Away style Fried Rice. Let's move on to the nitty-gritty.


  • Two (2) tablespoon of oil
  • Ten (10) cloves of garlic, chopped into small pieces
  • Six (6) cups of steamed rice (preferably Basmati)
  • Four (4) tablespoon of light soy sauce
  • One (1) teaspoon salt
  • One-half teaspoon (1) MSG


Pour the oil in a pan. Heat the pan on a medium heat (just a point of reference, my stove has six levels of heat, and I use 4 for this particular step). When the oil is hot, toss the garlic into the pan but turn the heat settings to low (in my stove, I use 2). The intention is to slow cook the garlic until golden brown.

When garlic is already brown, put in the rice into the pan and mix it well with the golden brown garlic. Cook it for about 5 mins.

Then put the light soy sauce onto the rice mix and also, sprinkle it with salt and MSG.

Continue cooking it for another 5 mins.

Serve hot.

Enjoy the recipe and I appreciate your feedback by leaving your comments.

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