Indo- Chinese, a fusion cuisine is immensely popular in India and some dishes and recipes are unique to India and are almost unheard of in China. This burnt garlic fried rice is one such dish. Its quite hard to find a good Indo-Chinese restaurant outside of India. Inchins Bamboo Garden located in Redmond comes close to what we get back in India and this burnt garlic fried rice is one of my favorites from their menu. I’m not sure why this is called burnt fried rice, because there’s nothing burnt or smoky about this rice. Fried garlic is the star in this recipe and if you are a garlic fan, this is the ultimate treat for you. This recipe is very close to what you get at Inchins in terms of flavor and taste. At Inchins, they use basmati rice and chili paste, while I have used jasmine rice and whole chilies. We paired our rice with semi-homemade Manchurian. This rice combined with ginger-scallion noodles makes a great vegan Indo-Chinese meal.
2 cups cooked rice (preferably one day old)
8 cloves garlic, sliced
1 bunch green onions, green and while parts finely chopped
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon cilantro leaves, finely chopped
4 dried red chilies
1 tablespoon oil
freshly ground black pepper
1. Heat oil in a pan and when oil is hot, add 4 cloves of sliced garlic and fry them till they turn golden brown. Remove from oil and set aside.
2. In the same pan, add dried red chilies and cook for a minute.
3. Add remaining sliced garlic and onions, sauté for a minute.
4. Add cooked rice and mix well.
5. Add soy sauce, black pepper and salt and cook till the rice is thoroughly heated.
6. Garnish with fried garlic and cilantro and serve hot.