Garlic Rice with Fried Egg

House of Nash Eats

Sauce things up for dinner by making Garlic Rice with Fried Egg in 4 easy steps. You’d better double the batch because the family will be asking for seconds!a

  • Serves 4
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook/Bake Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 cups uncooked sticky rice
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 9-12 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup soy glaze


  • Prepare sticky rice by soaking the rice and water in a medium saucepan for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours. Stir in the salt, then place on the stovetop over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and partially cover the pot with a lid set at a slight angle to vent some of the steam. Simmer without stirring for 10-15 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and cover securely with the lid to steam the rice for another 10 minutes.
  • Add the oil and garlic to a small skillet, then place over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, just until the garlic begins to turn a light golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat immediately and transfer the garlic using a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel to absorb excess oil.
  • Fry the eggs sunny-side up by melting butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Crack the eggs into the pan, then immediately reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, just until the whites are set but the yolk is still runny and has not clouded over. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pile 1 cup of sticky rice on each plate, then sprinkle with the crispy fried garlic, chopped cilantro, and green onions. Drizzle with soy glaze, then top each mound of rice with a sunny-side up egg. Serve immediately. The yolks will combine with the soy glaze to create a sort of sauce for the rice when you break up the egg with a spoon.
Pacific Egg & Poultry Association