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Arroz Caldo Recipe

This Filipino congee is called Arroz Caldo - it is made with a combination of sweet smelling Jasmine rice and sticky glutinous rice sauteed with aromatics such as white onions, garlic, and ginger then slowly simmered with chicken stock and chicken meat pieces.  It is simply seasoned with salt, ground black pepper then garnished and sprinkled with green onions and topped with slices of boiled eggs.
Arroz Caldo Recipe

How To Make Delicious Arroz Caldo Recipe Filipino Style

Learn how to make this Arroz Caldo - a Pinoy congee that has the perfect blend of flavors that soothes the senses.  Arroz Caldo is best served during cold and rainy days where family members are prone to contagious sicknesses such as colds, fever, and flu.

My grandmother usually cooks this Filipino congee during Fiestas such as Undas and special occasions such as All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day.  We would enjoy eating this Pinoy soup recipe after a long day of walking to the local cemetery to visit the tomb of our grandpa who had passed away.

Ingredients for Arroz Caldo Recipe

Here are the simple ingredients that you will need to make this hearty Arroz Caldo Recipe:
  • 4 chicken drumsticks, boiled and shredded
  • ½ cup Jasmine rice
  • ½ cup sticky glutinous rice
  • 1 small fresh ginger, julienned
  • 1 medium white onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 piece Knorr chicken cube
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 pieces boiled eggs, sliced for garnish (optional)

Procedures on How to Make Arroz Caldo

Here are the simple step by step procedures on how to make this Arroz Caldo or Pinoy congee recipe:
1.  Combine and wash rice in cool running water.

2.  Heat vegetable oil in a pot.
3.  Add the minced garlic.
4.  Sauté garlic until golden brown.
5.  Add the chopped onions.
6.  Add the julienned fresh ginger.
7.  Add the boiled and shredded chicken meat with the chicken bones.
8.  Add the washed uncooked rice.
9.  Add the water.
10.  Stir the mixture well.
11.  Add the crushed chicken cube.
12.  Add the table salt.
13.  Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
14.  Stir the rice congee occasionally.
15.  Add more water when necessary.
16.  Arroz Caldo is done if rice is cooked thoroughly and is soft to chew.
17.  Transfer Arroz Caldo or rice congee to a bowl.
18.  Garnish with finely chopped green onions.
19.  Season Arroz Caldo with ground black pepper to taste.
20.  Serve and Enjoy Arroz Caldo.
21.  Add sliced boiled eggs (optional).
Arroz Caldo  or Filipino Congee Recipe
Enjoy eating this tasty Arroz Caldo during rainy days to soothe your senses and to give you warmth.  The wonderful smell of the ginger will surely entice you to keep eating more of this simple Filipino congee.

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