Linda's Simply Delicious Garlic Fried Rice

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"This is a great tasting rice that is a great side dish, as well as a base for making stir-fried rice by adding veggies into the mix. Simple to make and quick to the table, it's a winner. I love to add peas to mine, and sometimes I add pea pods, mushrooms, and onions. Also, I have been known to use chicken broth or water and salt free chicken base powder. Any way you look at it, its yummy! I use Carolina brand brown rice most of the time and it cooks in about 45 minutes."

Original is 3 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (268.3 g)
  • Calories 425.7
  • Total Fat - 10.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 0.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 73.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.8 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 6.3 g
  • Calcium - 13.2 mg
  • Iron - 3.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large cast iron frying pan or Teflon coated pan, add oil and heat until nice and hot. Coat the entire bottom of the pan with the oil.

Step 2

Add the minced garlic and fry until it just starts to turn brown, about 15-20 seconds. Watch the garlic closely to make sure it doesn't burn.

Step 3

Add the chilled rice, (and any veggies you may be adding) and stir well. Cook until the rice turns a light golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 4

Add salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, and mix well.

Step 5

When ready, serve with your favorite chicken, pork or beef dish.


No special items needed.

9 Reviews


Delicious. I added in some frozen asian vegetables and we inhaled it.


review by:
(17 Jun 2015)


This rice is delicious! I used wild rice and we had it with some chicken skewers. I see this fitting in with our weekly meals just fine!


review by:
(31 Dec 2013)


I always use brown rice, and this comes out great every time! The garlic always adds great flavor and this goes with just about anything. I have this weekly and we love it every time.


review by:
(29 Mar 2013)


This is a great rice side! I added in mushrooms, peas and onions for a little veggie medley. It was awesome!


review by:
(21 Mar 2013)


Great tasting rice recipe, thanks for sharing.


review by:
(28 Feb 2013)


It always surprises me when something as simple as a few more ingredients and it makes such a difference in the overall flavor of the rice. We loved this using brown rice.


review by:
(28 Oct 2012)

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