I know it’s been a while since I last posted a TSM Homemade Recipe on the blog… but you know how terribly busy I have been these past months, not to mention the constant trips I took in the last few weeks alone!
So now that things are back to normal at home and I have my routine in place, I am slowly pushing myself to go back to the kitchen again… Now, for how long? I think that remains to be seen!
But in the meantime, here is a very simple but comforting Filipino dish that I am sure most of you are familiar with. Personally, I grew up eating Arroz Caldo at home whenever it’s a rainy day outside or when I am nursing a cold. And since I just got back from a trip, this is one of those homecooked dishes I truly missed! Because I know that chicken soup (or shall I say in this case, chicken rice soup) is really good for the soul!
Salt and pepper
Hard boiled egg, spring onion and toasted garlic for garnish
Chopped chili or chili oil (optional)
*As most of you know when I cook or post recipes, I don’t use or follow exact measurements. I really just go by taste and flavor, so feel free to adjust accordingly!
*Quick and easy steps that even your kids can do!
1. In medium heat, add oil in the pan. Stir in ginger and cook until fragrant. Set aside.
2. Add the onions. Stir until onions start to caramelise. Then add garlic. (Personally, the more garlic, the more flavor!) Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the chicken. Cook and stir together until chicken turns light brown. Add salt and pepper. Cover and let sit for 2 minutes.
4. Add around 2 cups of water and stir gently for a minute. Add washed rice and stir. Cover the pot and let it simmer in medium heat for at least 20 minutes. You may wish to add some more water (approximately 1 to 2 more cups) during this step — the amount of water you add will depend on how thick you want your soup consistency to be.
5. Remove the cover of your pot. Stir everything gently making sure you dont mash the chicken. Then place everything in your bowl, squeeze some calamansi juice on top and add a thin slice of hardboiled egg. Garnish with spring onions and toasted garlic flakes. (Chopped chili or chili oil? Your call!)
Serve warm and enjoy!
*Kids love this dish — especially when you serve it after a long and tiring day in school!
Got some recipes to share ? Or suggestions on what other dishes you would like to see from The Spoiled Mummy? Leave your comments below, I would love to hear from you!