Chicken Congee is a type of rice porridge similar to chicken arroz caldo. This is usually consumed for breakfast and is best enjoyed with chopped scallions. I gave this recipe a bit of Filipino twist by suggesting to top it with toasted garlic before eating. Preparing your own chicken congee at home is simple and […]
Filipino Chicken Arroz Caldo is best consumed during cold weather. It is perfect during winter, or during chilly rainy days. The good news is anyone can easily make this dish as long as all the ingredients are available. I will talk about each of the components of this dish and provide more options. I will […]
Chicken arroz caldo is a type of Filipino rice porridge with chicken slices. It is best served when topped with hard boiled eggs, some chopped scallions, and toasted or roasted garlic. I personally like to squeeze a piece of calamansi or lime over the toppings. It makes the dish taste fresher and delicious. This chicken […]
Yellow Arroz Caldo is another version that I have for you. This recipe makes use of packaged yellow rice, which is better known as arroz amarillo. The yellow rice is not literally yellow. The package includes herbs and spices that makes the rice turn yellow when cooked. Yellow Arroz Caldo or any congee in general is […]
Chicago winter is one of the coldest in the country. There are weeks wherein the average temperature ranges between 5 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit; there are also days where it falls below zero (not to mention the wind chill factor which makes it colder). During this season, a single cup of hot chocolate or coffee […]
Arroz Caldo (literally translated as warm rice) is a type of congee (or lugaw) that closely resembles the risotto. Though this dish is of Chinese origin, the (new) name was actually given by the Spaniards because of pronounciation issues.
The use of chicken (cut into individual servings) makes Arroz Caldo different from other congees. Safflower (wild saffron), toasted garlic, and scallions are added to enhance the flavor, color, and aroma of the dish.
This lugaw is usually served during breakfast. I remember seeing several well-lit carts complete with chairs and tables along Edsa (a major road in Manila) serving this congee with Goto and lugaw. Several tapsilogan and karinderya also carry this in their daily menu. Arroz Caldo is also one of the favorite food of those who want to sober-up.