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Been raining since yesterday...made me want to put something warm and soothing inside my tummy. Plus, my two-year old and I have this cough for almost two weeks now, so I know we needed this.  :P

That's Arroz Caldo, my version. As usual, I seldom follow any recipe to the letter (except when it comes to baking)...I just 'dumped' everything (water, rice, chicken, garlic, ginger, kasubha {a dried stamen from a local plant which serves as a coloring agent to the dish}, salt and pepper) into the pot, then waited for it to boil. Stir every so often just to make sure that it won't burn. Once the chicken was cooked I removed the chicken pieces so that they wouldn't go into shreds...I wanted the rice to be really soft and puffy (not the chicken, lol). I used brown rice, and it took longer to cook, but once it puffed up it still retained some texture, which I liked. :)

When the rice was all puffed up and the liquid thick (which took almost an hour), I returned the chicken to the pot and had it simmering for about 10 more minutes. You can add fish sauce or whatever seasoning you want at this point. After that, it's ready to be served.

I drizzled a bit of calamansi/calamondin juice and added LOTS of freshly ground pepper to the dish...
filling and soothing!
burp!
excuse me!  :D

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15 shared thoughts:

☺lani☺ at: Fri Jun 10, 12:03:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Oh arroz caldo, love it!

Luna Miranda at: Fri Jun 10, 12:41:00 AM GMT+8 said...

yup, this is perfect for the wet weather we're having. i had my rainy comfort food the other day---champorado naman.:p

Mirage at: Fri Jun 10, 01:00:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Ako din! Don't follow especially with arroz caldo..anything goes! lol

girlichef at: Fri Jun 10, 04:05:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I love "dump" and go dishes...this sounds great!

Kim, USA at: Fri Jun 10, 04:56:00 AM GMT+8 said...

That's what I do too when it's raining and cold. But hubby won't eat the chicken just the lugaw ^_^

Bagoong & Talong

oggi at: Fri Jun 10, 06:11:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I also had arroz caldo with goto yesterday although we're having a heat wave here in VA. Sarap specially with calamansi and patis.

I've never tried brown rice arroz caldo which is a great idea; looks yummy too.

maiylah at: Fri Jun 10, 06:57:00 AM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Lani
...definitely perfect during rainy days (and nights)...

thanks, LM
...oo, minsan champorado naman gusto namin...lol

thanks, G
...with food talaga anything goes! lol

thanks, Heather
...you might like to try it sometime... :)

thanks, Kim
...hehe, siguro iba pa rin kasi pag fried/baked/roasted ung chicken.

thanks, Ms. Oggi
...i wanted to try it with red rice, too, kaso ayaw ng youngest ko..the brown rice was the one 'nearest' to the usual arroz caldo and good thing he settled for that. lol.
...condolence again...

many many thanks for playing again, ladies!
enjoy the rest of the week! ♥

Jenn at: Fri Jun 10, 10:46:00 AM GMT+8 said...

I love my arroz caldo with lots of spring onions, toasted garlic and calamansi juice! :)

Halie at: Fri Jun 10, 12:16:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Love it! I wish I could make some. You'd think that with all my curiosity in the kitchen I would be able to prepare something this yummy but I can't. So thanks for the recipe!

SunnyToast at: Fri Jun 10, 02:19:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I miss home cooked food like this pag rainy season....hirap mag isa...wahhahaha...lahat instant...instant bili:)

Sarap naman:)

Your new follower hope you follow back:)

Angi at: Fri Jun 10, 04:17:00 PM GMT+8 said...

i need today some bowl of soup too. love the photo!

maiylah at: Fri Jun 10, 04:56:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Jenn
...soul food!!!! lol

thanks, Halie
...am sure you can make something like this..your food shots are yummy-licious all the time!

thanks, SunnyToast
...will definitely follow you back
...btw, love your name :)

thanks, Angi
...your fish post had me drooling...love it with lots of rice..or pandesal. lol ;)

many many thanks to the players and to SunnyToast!
enjoy the rest of the week! ♥

Ladynred at: Fri Jun 10, 08:11:00 PM GMT+8 said...

I miss arroz caldo. Looks yummy!

maiylah at: Fri Jun 10, 08:35:00 PM GMT+8 said...

thanks, Ms. Agring
...welcome back! :)

enjoy the rest of the week! ♥

Cheerful at: Sun Jun 12, 11:50:00 AM GMT+8 said...

wow, ang sarap...looks really great. nagcrave tuloy ako ng arrozcaldo. commenting late but done visiting all entries too! :) have a great weekend! :)

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