Arroz Caldo (Chicken Rice Porridge)
Arroz Caldo (Chicken Rice Porridge)
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    When my mother was a child, arroz caldo was just the thing for someone when they were sick. Rice was known to soothe upset stomachs and nourishing chicken broth remedied colds just as it does abroad. It was also for cool days, mainly in the rainy season, when warm thick congee spiked with ginger was gobbled down as merienda. Arroz caldo is known by other names, too, including lugaw, pospas and goto, each with slightly different ingredients. The arroz caldo my mother ate was scattered with safflower; like many versions, this one is topped with crisp garlic chips for crunch. A mix of regular and sticky rice gives this dish just the right thickness and texture.

    Ingredients

    • 200 g (7 oz / 1 cup) white glutinous rice
    • 100 g (3 1/2 oz / 1/2 cup) jasmine or medium-grain rice
    • 1.7 kg (3 lb 12 oz) whole chicken, jointed into 4 pieces, bone in
    • 60 ml (2 fl oz / 1/4 cup) vegetable oil
    • 9 garlic cloves, 6 thinly sliced, 3 finely chopped
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 4 cm (1 1/2-inch) piece ginger, peeled and cut into julienne
    • 60 ml (2 fl oz / 1/4 cup) fish sauce
    • 2 spring onions (scallions), very thinly sliced
    • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
    • Sesame oil (optional) and 8 kalamansi or lime wedges, to serve

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 371 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 15 g 23.74%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 15.5%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 187 mg 62.17%
    • Sodium: 1009 mg 42.04%
    • Calcium: 69 mg 6.87%
    • Potassium: 258 mg 7.38%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 11.34%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 50 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 15.91%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 11 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 6.12%
    • Vitamin C 43.41%
    • Vitamin D 10.88%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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