garlic fried rice

I used to be a vampire. Well, I think I must have been one because I really, really detested garlic.

Then again, my experience with garlic while I was growing up was largely confined to bits of garlic stir-fried with vegetables. I really hated biting into the garlic because (1) they tasted horrible; and (2) they always got stuck between my teeth and took me forever to dig them out.

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YUCKS.

Then when I grew up, I ate garlic chips for the first time in a Japanese restaurant.

OH MY.

That experience opened up a whole new world to me.It is for this reason – garlic chips – that I adore garlic fried rice. The crispy garlic goes so brilliantly with the rice, all I needed was some eggs. Yes, it is that good!

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To make garlic fried rice, start by frying the sliced garlic in vegetable oil in a skillet. The garlic will get nice and crispy and the oil will be perfumed by the garlic.

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Transfer the garlic onto kitchen towels to drain. 

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Resist. Do not eat all the garlic chips.

Pour some of the oil into a bowl, leaving about 1 tablespoon of oil in the skillet.

Season the eggs with salt and black pepper. Lightly beat the eggs.

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Pour the eggs into the skillet and scramble the eggs.

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In the same skillet, add a little more garlic oil (about 1/2 tablespoon).  Then add minced garlic and fry for 30 seconds on medium heat.

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Add the rice – I used a combination of brown and while rice but you can use any rice you like.

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Add light soy, sesame oil and white pepper. Stir to mix.

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Add the eggs and stir to distribute.

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Turn the heat off, add the chopped spring onion and stir to mix.

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Top with the garlic chips and serve hot.

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It really doesn’t need anything else.

Garlic Fried Rice
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 3 large eggs, beaten and seasoned with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoons black pepper
  2. 3-4 cloves garlic, sliced thinly, more if you love garlic chips!
  3. 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  4. 3 cloves garlic, chop
  5. 1 cup cooked white rice, refrigerated overnight
  6. 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, more if required
  7. 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  8. 1-2 teaspoons sesame oil
  9. 2 stalks chopped spring onion
Instructions
  1. Start by frying the sliced garlic in vegetable oil in a skillet. The garlic will get nice and crispy and the oil will be perfumed by the garlic.
  2. Transfer the garlic onto kitchen towels to drain.
  3. Pour some of the oil into a bowl, leaving about 1 tablespoon of oil in the skillet.
  4. Season the eggs with salt and black pepper. Lightly beat the eggs.
  5. Pour the eggs into the skillet and scramble the eggs.
  6. In the same skillet, add a little more garlic oil (about 1/2 tablespoon). Then add minced garlic and fry for 30 seconds on medium heat. Add the rice.
  7. Add light soy, sesame oil and white pepper. Stir to mix.
  8. Add the eggs and stir to distribute.
  9. Turn the heat off, add the chopped spring onion and stir to mix.
  10. Top with the garlic chips and serve hot.
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