Starting your day with a big and heavy breakfast is always a good idea. It makes you more focus and ready for the challenges ahead, both physically and mentally. One of the best meals that I had for breakfast has been always the ones with Ham and Egg Fried Rice. It fills me up instantly…
Are you a fan of rice cakes? If you liked biko and suman, then you will love this sticky rice cake recipe called Bibingkang Malagkit. This might sound like the delicious bibingka sold during simbang gabi, but it is totally different. This is more of a modified biko, in my opinion. Bibingkang Malagkit can be…
Chicken Barbecue Fried Rice is one fried rice recipe variation that uses grilled or baked chicken as a main ingredient.
This recipe is perfect if you have left over chicken and rice. Instead of throwing them away, you can turn these leftovers into something interesting. In my case, I make Chicken Barbecue Fried Rice whenever I have chicken barbecue or chicken inasal leftover. I also make sure that I use day old cooked rice.
Paella is a popular rice dish that originated from the Valencia region of Spain. This is usually made of short grain yellow rice and cooked in a special wide-flat pan called “Paellera”.
Paella Marinera is a type of seafood paella that showcases the richness of the ocean. This particular recipe involves different seafood, which I think is a very lovely combination.
Aside from the different seafood, this dish tasted perfect because of the type of rice and saffron used. Using seasoned yellow rice brings in a lot of good flavor, while the Spanish saffron (which is considered as one of the most expensive spices) improves the taste and aroma of the dish.
Kabsa (Kabseh) is an Arabic staple dish. This can be cooked in different ways using different kinds of meat; chicken, lamb, camel, and goat meats are regularly used.
Garlic Fried Rice or Sinangag is steamed rice fried with lots of garlic. This is a favorite side in the Philippines and most of Asia since rice is considered as the staple food.
Usually considered as a breakfast food for Filipinos, this way of cooking rice goes well with several fried foods such as Tocino, Longganisa, Beef Tapa, Tuyo, Daing, Danggit. Also, Beef Pares won’t be complete without this.
For people who are not really familiar with rice but want to try this method of cooking, please be sure to use steamed rice (cooked rice). You could buy or purchase raw white rice (such as Jasmine) in your local grocery store (it is usually in the Asian or Mexican isle). Rice cooker is the best kitchen equipment to use for this (specially for newbies). However, if you are well versed in steaming rice using a cooking pot then that would be better. As an additional note, instant or microwavable rice is not recommended for this recipe.
Try this Garlic Fried Rice recipe.
Champorado is a sweet chocolate rice porridge that uses sweet glutinous rice (locally known as malagkit) and cocoa powder as main ingredients. A more traditional approach would be using tableya (pure cocoa blocks) instead of cocoa powder.
This porridge can be served hot or cold and is mostly eaten during breakfast. This can also be served during mid-afternoon snacks (meryenda) and is best when complimented with Tuyo (salted dried fish).
In this actual presentation, I used special dark chocolate (the only available ingredient in my kitchen) instead of the ordinary cocoa powder . This made the color of the Champorado darker…don’t be alarmed when the color of the champorado that you are cooking is brownish because that is the way it should be. I’m just trying to save some money by using ingredients that are directly available . You should do the same thing too 🙂
Try this Champorado recipe.