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Java rice on a plate with grilled meat and atchara on the side.
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Java Rice Recipe

Java Rice is a great way to spruce up your plain white rice in less than 15 minutes! It is vibrantly colored and so flavorful.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino
Keyword: annatto powder, fried rice, garlic, paprika
Servings: 4
Calories: 304kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon margarine
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon annatto powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika powder
  • 4 cups cooked rice day old and refrigerated
  • Salt Salt to taste
  • Green onions or chives for garnishing
  • Fried garlic bits for garnishing


  • Mash the rice gently with hands to break apart lumps and loosen each grain. Set aside.
    4 cups cooked rice
  • In a large pan or wok, heat oil and margarine over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until light brown.
    1 tablespoon oil, 2 tablespoon margarine, 3 cloves garlic
  • Add annatto powder and paprika powder and stir until oil turns deep orange.
    1 teaspoon annatto powder, ½ teaspoon paprika powder
  • Add the cooked rice and stir until well coated. Season with salt as needed. Cook cook for another 2 minutes, stirring from time to time.
    Salt Salt
  • Transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with green onion and fried garlic bits. Enjoy with your favorite fried or grilled dish.
    Green onions or chives, Fried garlic bits



Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg