|Alternative names||Garlic fried rice, garlic rice, Filipino fried rice, Philippine fried rice|
|Course||Main course (Breakfast)|
|Place of origin||Philippines|
|Region or state||Philippines, also popular in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore|
|Created by||Filipino cuisine|
|Main ingredients||Fried rice in oil with a lot of garlic|
|Variations||Aligue rice, Bagoong fried rice|
Sinangag (Tagalog pronunciation: [sinɐˈŋag]), also called garlic fried rice or garlic rice, is a Filipino fried rice dish cooked by stir-frying pre-cooked rice with garlic. The rice used is preferably stale, usually leftover cooked rice from the previous day, as it results in rice that is slightly fermented and firmer. It is garnished with toasted garlic, rock salt, black pepper and sometimes chopped scallions. The rice grains are ideally loose and not stuck together.
It is rarely eaten on its own, but is usually paired with a "dry" meat dish such as tocino (bacon), longganisa (sausage), tapa (dried or cured meat), Spam, or daing (dried fish), as well as the addition of scrambled or fried eggs. Unlike other types of fried rice, it does not normally use ingredients other than garlic, in order not to overwhelm the flavour of the main dish. In the Visayas regions of the Philippines, sinangag was traditionally seasoned with asín tibuok.
Sinangag is a common part of a traditional Filipino breakfast and it usually prepared with leftover rice from the dinner before. Sometimes, it is cooked in the leftover sauces and oils from Philippine adobo, lessening food waste. Preparing sinangag from freshly-cooked rice is frowned upon in Filipino culture. It is one of the components of the tapsilog breakfast and its derivatives.