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 […]
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 […]
Lugaw or plain congee is the most basic congee recipe that only requires rice, water, and salt. This version is somewhat upgraded because I used an ingredient that improves the flavor of the dish – Rousong. Rousong is made from pork. This is also called pork or meat floss. The texture of rousing is almost […]
Century Egg Congee is a type of rice porridge with slices of black eggs and some chopped scallions. The egg is known as Century Egg or Hundred Year Old Egg. Contrary to its name, Century Egg is not 100 years old. It is a type of egg preserved in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, […]
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.