Chicken Arrozcaldo Recipe

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Arrozcaldo means “hot rice” in Spanish, where “arroz” means rice and “caldo” means hot. It is a type of rice porridge called Lugaw where rice is cooked with chicken, ginger and garlic. The name might be misleading as it sounds Spanish but the actual dish was inspired by the Chinese congee, having said that this dish was created by adapting the congee to suit the taste of the Spaniards that settled in Philippines during the 1500 – 1800’s. Traditionally the original Spanish Arroz caldo is spiced with safflower (kasubha) and black pepper and the adapted Filipino version may include the original one but ginger and spring onion were added.

This dish is popular to people with Ilocano heritage but it’s not exclusive to that province as it…


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