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Chicken Arroz Caldo Ingredients • 4 chicken thighs or drumsticks • 2 cups of sticky rice (uncooked) • 1 qt of chicken stock (fat free, sodium free)Arroz Caldo Filipino food recipe is a ginger flavored rice-chicken soup delicacy, traditionally a good food for the sick.
Arroz Caldo Recipe, makes 6 servings
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
1 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped, about 1/2 tablespoon
1 small onion, chopped, about 1/3 cup
pinch of saffron
6 chicken wings, or 1 large boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup short-grain rice
4 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons fish sauce
3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced for garnish
2 spring onions, thinly sliced for garnish
3 calamansi or limes
Sauté the garlic in oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer the garlic to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and set aside. Add the ginger, onion, and saffron and cook until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the chicken and brown for about 5 minutes. Add the rice, chicken stock, and fish sauce, cover the pan, and simmer over medium to low heat. Stir frequently and simmer until the chicken and rice are cooked through, about 25 to 30 minutes.
Ladle the arroz caldo into bowls and serve with bowls of hard-boiled egg, spring onion, fried garlic, calamansi and fish sauce on the side.
1. This recipe makes a fairly thick rice porridge, which I love. For a thinner arroz caldo add more cups of chicken stock. My mom and I both use short-grain rice but she sometimes uses sticky or glutinous rice to make a thicker porridge.
2. When reheating, add some chicken stock or water to the porridge and warm over medium heat.
3. For the more adventurous, tripe can be used instead of chicken.