Garlic Fried Rice

I spent this past Independence Day having All You Can Eat BBQ at this Japanese restaurant, Gyu Kaku. The first time I dined this restaurant was with my coworkers at A&E and I remember thinking it was very expensive. But recently, I stopped by with a friend after a movie and they have happy hour from noon to 5. Amazing!

When I got an email about this feast, I marched on over despite the heat. It was amazing. One of my favorite dish is garlic fried rice. It’s a simple dish that I’ve had since I was a child. It’s great for when you have very little ingredients in the house.


  • 4 cups of cooked rice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • sea salt, generous amount
  • 4 stems of scallions

After I bought a batch of scallions, I finally remember to grow out the roots and plant them. Instead of wasting dollar batches each time, I can just pluck them from the balcony.

When it comes to fried rice, an important thing to remember is that they need to be day old rice. To hasten this process, I spread them out to dry out faster.

1. Scramble the eggs, frying them gently. Set aside.
Scrambled Eggs

2. Heat up olive oil over medium heat and roast the garlic.

3. Before the garlic turns golden, add the rice, and fold together.
Fold rice

4. I used about a tablespoon of sea salt but I recommend using as you think tastes good.

5. Add the scrambled eggs. Use the spatula to break them up and fold into rice.
Fold eggs

6. Turn heat off and add scallion.
Add scallions

Serve immediately with some of your favorite dishes.
Garlic Fried Rice