Roasted Garlic - Roasted Garlic Fried Rice

Roasted Garlic Fried Rice 

Good day folks! It's freezing cold today. Very windy and with slight rain falls.. Loving the weather every bit!

When it's lunch time you always want to gorge on something yummy and here I am with the recipe of Roasted Garlic Fried Rice! So yumm that you will keep wanting it more.. A whole garlic bulb is chopped apart at the top and the garlic is placed in a foil and drizzled with olive oil which helps to release the lovely aroma of the roasting garlic😋😋

And this perfectly roasted garlic brings out so much of flavor in the fried rice, it's super delish!
Now to go with it I made General Tso's Chicken which I will be doing a post on it soon! That is a super simple side dish recipe, you wouldn't want to miss!

Back to the roasted garlic fried rice, if you love garlic but not it's strong pungent smell but love the amazing aroma it brings out when it is sautéed in oil or butter, this recipe is going to be your best friend as roasted garlic gives out a delicate and a not so intense flavor. 😋

And for the perfect fried rice, I would suggest you use spring onions too but since I didn't have them I haven't used it here. Also for the ratio of the garlic bulb for making the fried rice, it would 1 bulb for 2 person's quantity.

This garlic roasting technique is a game-changer - you may use it to substitute any recipe that calls for raw garlic and if you want a milder taste. Roasting garlic makes your kitchen smell killer, that's a bonus! Roasting Garlic takes about 20-25 minutes in the oven, you may also break open the bulb and keep the garlic cloves with skin on and cover in foil with the drizzle of olive oil if you are short on time. It is insanely creamy and rich that you would want to use it on anything and upgrade the food - soups, salad dressings, mashed potatoes, dips,etc. The options are endless 😋😋
I can't wait to try my hands on many other recipes using this technique! 😍

Also in the rush to feed my little girl, I forgot the eggs - keeping it real! So you may scramble eggs with a dash of salt and pepper or you may also do a sunny side up, which was my plan initially. Anywhoo, if you are not a fan of burnt garlic fried rice or intense garlicky flavor, then do try this recipe and let me know in the comments how you liked it ❤️

Ingredients :

For roasting garlic :

  • 1 Garlic bulb
  • Foil paper
  • Olive oil

For the rice:

  • 1 glass Jasmine rice/ Basmati/ Jeerakashala rice
  • 200 gm Chicken breast, boiled with salt and pepper
  • 1 carrot, chopped finely
  • 1 cup French beans, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp white pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Corn niblets
  • 1/2 Maggi Chicken Cube
  • 2 tsp green chili sauce (optional)
  • Salt, as required


Roasting garlic :

1. Chop off the head of the garlic bulb and place the garlic in foil and drizzle some olive oil and cover it to form into a ball.

2. Using a muffin pan (If making many roasted garlic) or a ramekin, roast the garlic in the oven while you prep your veggies.

Roasted Garlic Fried Rice:

1. Cook the rice and set aside to cool.
2. Squeeze out the roasted garlic and sautee it in butter for 15 seconds and add in your veggies and the Maggi chicken cube.

3. Now add in your spices like black pepper powder, white pepper powder, red chilli flakes, and sauces like soy sauce and green chili sauce.
4. Finally add your boiled and shredded chicken to the veg mix. 

5. Now in a wok on high flame pour in some oil, the chicken-veg mix and cooked rice along with a  couple of tbsp of soy sauce and mix well, finally add some pepper powder and garnish with a sunny side up. 

6. While you make any sides just place the used garlic bulb leftover in the middle and close the lid. This is optional.
  • Note: I have used Jeerakashala rice here, as I did not have Jasmine rice with me. You may use whichever you have in hand and cook the rice according to its nature beforehand. 
  • I haven't used a wok here as I made for a large quantity and added more roasted garlic. I highly recommend cooking this in a wok on high heat. 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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