Garlic Rice Recipe

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Recipe adapted from Kristine Subido, Pecking Order, Chicago

Garlic Rice
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Garlic rice recipe from Pecking Order in Chicago. 
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Total time: 10 minutes
  • ¼ cup finely chopped garlic (from about ½ head)
  • ½ to 1 cup canola oil
  • 5 cups day-old cooked jasmine rice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a medium skillet set over medium heat, add the garlic and enough oil to cover. Cook until lightly golden, about 6 minutes, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve set over a small bowl. Turn the garlic out onto a paper-towel-line baking sheet and set the oil aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the rice. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons water and use your hands to work the water into the rice, loosening the rice clumps and taking care not to overwork the rice. In a large, nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of the garlic oil (save the rest for another time). Add the rice and toss until coated and hot, about 3 minutes. Add the toasted garlic and season with salt and pepper. Serve.
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