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Garlicky Fried Rice with Swiss Chard

This ​​Garlic Fried Rice with Swiss Chard puts a twist on Filipino garlic fried rice. It’s quick, easy, and packed with crave-worthy crispy garlic and nutrient-rich swiss chard. Store the leftovers for days or weeks at a time so you always have a batch ready for takeout-inspired meals!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: Filipino Fried Rice, Garlicky Fried Rice, Swiss Chard Recipes Vegan
Servings: 4 people
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine


  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 cups swiss chard thinly chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chili oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley


  • Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet. Add Swiss chard and sauté until charred.
  • Add garlic slices and chili oil and continue to sauté stirring frequently until fragrant.
  • Add the cooked rice and press it down with the back of a wooden spoon or spatula until it covers the entire surface of the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes then stir the rice turning it to fry the other side. Once again press it down and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Transfer to a platter. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.


  1. Freshly steamed hot rice will not work as well in this recipe because the excess moisture will make it harder to achieve the crisped edges. Instead, use day-old cooked and chilled steamed rice.
  2. Leftover fried rice has an excellent shelf-life. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 or 6 days. To extend its shelf-life even further, freeze the fried rice in a freezer-safe bag or airtight container.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 1186IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg