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Arroz Caldo is a creamy rice porridge Filipino style. It's spiced up with lot of ginger and garlic. Also known as a catharsis for flu or to warm for the rainy season.

Arroz Caldo Recipe

By Shobelyn Dayrit
Arroz Caldo is a creamy rice porridge Filipino style. It's spiced up with lot of ginger and garlic. Also known as a catharsis for flu or to warm for the rainy season.

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 lb chicken thigh chopped
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 inches ginger slice into strips
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 cup glutinous rice
  • 4 or more cups water
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce - you must add it it heightens the tastes of the soup
  • 1 chicken bouillon
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Instructions
 

  • In medium heat, saute' cooking oil in a large pan and add in garlic, onion and ginger.
  • Cook spices until they are wilted.
  • Add in chicken thigh and cover until moisture comes out.
  • Add in glutinous rice and mix with the ingredients and let cook for two minutes.
  • Add in the water. Cover and let the glutinous rice soften.
  • Make sure you stir the rice once in while to prevent it from sticking in the bottom. Continue cooking in medium heat.
  • Add in chicken bouillon and salt and fish sauce ( a must). Spice according to your preference. Add more water if needed. In this Arroz Caldo recipe, I added a total of 6 cups of water.
  • Simmer for another 3 minutes and serve hot.
  • https://youtu.be/zNNL6kQmxJ0

Notes

You can use chicken broth instead of water.
You can use any type of rice- Jasmine, Calrose or Masbate rice. You can even use brown rice, but I highly recommend glutinous rice / sweet rice. It add depth in the flavor.