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​Garlic Fried Rice… Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Posted by Kevin Vadala / garlicshaker.com on

Garlic fried rice is a simple dish that is versatile, tasty, and healthy. It’s a dish that doesn’t add too much flair to a meal, but instead it relies on its key ingredients to provide a subtle hint of flavor. Not many people can say no to garlic fried rice, because it is a gentle and learned creature that won’t let your tummy down. In some ways, you can even look at garlic fried rice as a food chameleon. Do you want some type of Spanish rice, or perhaps Asian rice? Well garlic fried rice can serve as a bash for more complicated recipes, but don’t be mistaken; sometimes there is added beauty in simplicity.

Rice is a favorite food for healthy people and it is also a mainstream addition to many popular meals. It has proliferated fast food Chinese restaurants, Mexican Taquerias, and even fine dining restaurants. Each one of these cuisines has different specialties and tastes when it comes to their rice, but I can assure you, only the best rice has garlic in it. In that sense, a lot of rice is garlic fried rice- and you might not have even known it until now.

If you are making garlic fried rice at home, it’s very simple. First, make sure to cook your rice and get it started, because that takes longer than the rest. I prefer brown rice, as I enjoy the added firmness, and the healthier carbs inside (but it seems like most people like steamed rice rather than brown- well, so says the voting that took place last year, in which polled customers whether they preferred brown rice in fried rice or white rice). Did you miss that election?

Once you have your rice almost done, switch over to chopping some onions and garlic. Heat up some olive oil or your preferred oil (canola or vegetable perhaps?), and then toss in the minced onions and garlic. Add a teaspoon of butter, some spices like cumin, chili powder, or garlic salt, and let everything cook until caramelized and soft. The aroma will fill your house and make it smell divine! You won’t even have to call your kids down to eat; they will come on their own accord.

Once that is done, mix your rice with your favorite flavored meats, seafood, or vegetables. You now have garlic fried rice! It is truly up to you to decide what you do with it. It can be eaten how it is for a mild side dish of rice, you could have cooked the rice in some chicken broth to add some more flavor. You can add some salsa to the rice to make it more of a Mexican style, soy sauce for an Asian inspired dish, or even add some vegetables to make it a little more fun. How about some peas and carrots, or even some chopped parsley and green onions? When serving up these more complicated dishes, your guests may compliment you on your fine Mexican or Spanish rice, but be sure to tell them who the real hero is. Garlic fried rice! Click the link make garlic fried rice using a  quick way to peel garlic.

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