Want to try a creative spin on your leftovers? This adobo fried rice is perfect! Fried rice is pleasant on its own, but the tasty combination of that and adobo is incredible. I love how garlicky and savory this fried rice is. With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, this dish will definitely fill you up and get you going in the morning. It’s got everything you could possibly want from a Filipino breakfast: tender meat, yummy fried rice, and even a rich egg to go with it, if you wish!
Adobo is a classic Filipino dish –– one that you can enjoy any time of day. While there are many different kinds of adobo (fish, squid ––even kangkong!), this rice version makes use of leftover juicy pork. Pork adobo is one of the most common, and also most beloved versions of adobo in our country. After all, it’s hard not to love the pair of tender meat pieces in the saucy toyo and vinegar. If you’re a fan of potatoes in your adobo, you may also enjoy this delightful Pork Adobo with Potato recipe.
However, I think chicken adobo is also a possible (and slightly healthier) option for this fried rice’s protein. With or without egg, it’s also a perfect dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
While the meat of this dish is also important, it may be argued that another star of the show is definitely the garlic! Garlic is a staple in almost every kitchen across the world. It has many uses in the kitchen, in many recipes, and even its smell is undeniably recognizable. We know Filipinos are famous for being rice lovers, and pairing our warm white rice with this seasoning makes it even more special for us. Fragrant, filling, and bursting with flavor, garlic rice or sinangag is a common guest at the Filipino breakfast table. We usually enjoy this in -silog meals, where it’s paired with a meat of your choice (tapa? tocino? You name it!) and a warm, tasty fried egg. This adobo fried rice is basically a –silog meal, too, as long as you have the egg to go along with it!
Adobo fried rice is a delightful treat to jumpstart your morning. It’s an easy to follow recipe, and it also ensures that all your leftovers don’t go to waste. The best thing about it is that not a lot of cooking is required, since you’ll already have cooked the adobo beforehand. All you need to do is toss it into this fried rice! Try this awesome fried rice today.
How to Cook Adobo Fried Rice
Adobo fried rice is incredibly simple to make; the whole recipe only takes about 20 minutes. Another great thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t require a lot of preparing ingredients beforehand. In fact, the only ingredients you’ll need to prepare are your 1 head of garlic and quarter cup of green onions. Make sure to chop both, while also crushing the former. Also ensure that you have your leftovers on-hand: 1 cup of your pork adobo, and 4 cups of white rice. While this recipe specifies white rice, any type of rice would work just as well! Brown rice is an equally popular substitute.
Start cooking your adobo fried rice. Heat 3 tablespoons of cooking oil into a pan, and add your head of garlic. Cook your pieces of garlic in the pan at a steady heat until it begins to brown. Once it has, it’s now time to add in your pork adobo. Stir and cook your adobo and garlic together for about a minute. It’s important not to cook your adobo for too long, as we don’t want it overcooking.
Toss in your 4 cups of white rice and cook on medium heat for about 3 to 5 minutes. An important tip to cooking adobo fried rice is tossing your rice every so often, in order to avoid it sticking to the pan. Season your adobo fried rice afterwards with salt and pepper to taste.
(Here’s a tip: if you want to add egg to your adobo fried rice, now would be the best time to fry it! You can do so in a separate pan, or better yet: crack it open in the rice itself, and stir it around. The mix of flavors will make your mouth water.)
Add in the green onions you’d chopped before cooking, and toss your adobo fried rice for a few more moments. Make sure to mix and incorporate all your ingredients well. Once you have, transfer your adobo fried rice to a serving bowl and enjoy it while it’s hot! Breakfast has never been made easier –– or tastier.
Let us know what you think of this amazing adobo fried rice!
Adobo Fried Rice
- Frying pan
- 1 cup pork adobo sliced
- 4 cups white rice cooked
- 1 head garlic crushed and chopped
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup green onion chopped
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Add garlic. Cook until it starts to brown.
- Add pork adobo. Stir. Cook for 1 minute.
- Put-in the rice. Cook in medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes while gently tossing every minute to prevent the rice from sticking to the pan.
- Season with salt and ground black pepper.
- Add green onions. Toss.
- Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve. Share and enjoy!
nailed it! ^_^
When I do this dish, I do include a little of the sauce -- around 1/2 to 1 tablespoonful (depending on amount of rice) and garnish with chopped spring onion before serving. I may try to include shredded scrambled egg or omelette next time for a contrast of colours and added protein.
Vanjo Merano says
That sounds like a good idea. Thank you for sharing your insights.
Made this this morning. I cut the recipe in half since it was just for two, except for the garlic. Couldn’t agree more — lots of garlic is good.