Kulinarya Cooking Club November 2011: Arroz Caldo

This month’s theme for Kulinarya Cooking Club is Arroz Caldo. Arroz Caldo means hot rice and is a comfort food that’s eaten all over the Philippines. It’s a rice dish that is similar to the Chinese congee. It has ginger and in most cases, chicken though other meat can be substituted.

My version is what my mum used to cook for me and my brothers when we were younger. Now I cook it for my children and they love it too. It’s perfect for a mid week meal as my version is quick and easy but most importantly, tasty.


  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2cm ginger, cut into thin strips
  • 500g chicken wings, separated into wingetttes and drumettes
  • 1 litre water
  • 2 tsp chicken stock powder
  • vegetable oil
  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot and then add the garlic, onion and ginger.
  2. Sauté until the onions are just cooked through and fragrant.
  3. Add the chicken and cook until lightly browned
  4. Add the rice and mix until the rice is coated in the oil
  5. Add the water and chicken stock powder.
  6. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through. About 20-25 minutes

You check out what the other Kulinarya members cooked up for this month’s theme here.

Bon Appetite,

19 thoughts on “Kulinarya Cooking Club November 2011: Arroz Caldo

  1. yay cherrie! Great to see you do a Kulinarya post this time. I know you’ve been busy with Dahon Tea but we’ve missed you. btw, your mom’s version of arroz caldo looks like what we had growing up too. It’s comfort food indeed!

  2. Isn’t it great when our kids end up loving the foods we loved growing up? Pass the love 🙂
    My boys crave this in cold weather. I usually use the whole chicken when making arroz caldo so we end up fighting over who gets the wings!

  3. Cherrie, wow…heard about your Dahon project! congrats…wish I live nearby so that the TRIBE can eat there regularly=) So I don’t have to worry about cooking…hehehehe! Love that chicken on top of your Arroz Caldo, just need some patis with calamansi to drizzle over the top and I’ll be a happy eater!

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