Garlic Fried Rice


 I have been re-watching season 18 of Worst Cooks in America. During one episode they made fried rice. This got me craving the same. I was also having a yearning for garlic oil pasta. So I decided to combine the two into a single dish. 

When I googled garlic fried rice, I discovered it's a Filipino dish. Didn't know that. 

This garlic fried rice is a little different though. It has a bit of an Italian flair. 

Ingredients
2 Cups cooked white rice
2 Tbls Olive Oil
7 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tbl Salt
1 Tsp Black Pepper
2 Tsps Crushed Pepper Flakes
1 Tsp Dry Basil


Instructions
In a large skillet, sauté the garlic and spices until fragrant. About 5 minutes. 

Add the rice. Spread it evenly in a thin layer across the pan. Press in down firmly. 

Allow it to cook undisturbed for 7 minutes. 

Stir. 

Press it down again in an even layer. Try to get the unbrowned bits on the bottom.

Let it cook again, unbothered for another 5 minutes. 

Check for browness and crispiness. 

Continue this process until you have golden brown rice with a layer of crisp bits. 

Depending on the moisture content of your rice the cooking time will vary.

Just keep repeating the stir and press down until you're satisfied with the results. Keeping a close eye on it as to not burn anything. 

It's a simple recipe, but it's a definite flavor bomb. 

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