Garlic Fried Rice Recipe -
Garlic Fried Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 34 mins

Garlic Fried Rice

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"Garlic, onions, and lemon juice to add interest to plain white rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    4 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    34 mins


  1. Combine the rice and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until rice is tender and water is absorbed. Set aside to cool.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until fragrant and lightly browned. Stir in rice and cook until coated and heated through. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 17, 2007

this is AWESOME, but only beacause I added my own special touches to it. I dont think it would be nearly as good if you follow the recipe as it is. I added red pepper flakes, 2 tablespoons of butter, extra garlic, and a bit of soy sauce while the rice fries in the pan. So good! I'll definitely make this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 21, 2007

I made a few changes based on past experiences - I saute the onions, garlic & rice in butter and THEN add the water. Because of what I served this time, I replaced the water with chicken broth & a little bit of white wine. Turned out nice!

Apr 11, 2008

After reading all of the reviews I made a few changes I browned the rice in butter first. Then I added the chopped garlic and onion then I added a can of stewed tomatoes and simmered the mix in chicken broth. I flavoered the mix with lime pepper, caynne pepper, and little salt. Absolutely delicious.

Aug 16, 2007

I would have given this recipe 5 stars, but I had to add more butter (1 Tbs), and a little more garlic, I also added a teaspoon of sesame oil, and I had no leftovers at all!

Jul 29, 2008

Like everyone else, I increased the amount of butter and added another 3 cloves of garlic. I thought that even for a side dish a little colour would be nice so I added some chopped echallots and black pepper.

Jan 22, 2012

The difference between this and conventionally cooked rice is not obvious other than it makes you wonder why regular rice never tasted this good. I browned the onion, added the garlic, then added the rice and let it brown a little before adding the water, covering and simmering until done. A deliciously enhanced basic rice.

Sep 18, 2008

This turned out great. I wanted a different rice to try tonight and one that would go really well with the five spice chicken I made. This was a good choice, not overpowering. A mellow flavor. I'd make this again.

Apr 06, 2009

I felt the same as other reviewers this recipe is bland. Had to flavor it up some and add color. But overall ok.


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  • Calories
  • 187 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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