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Give Your Boring Arroz Caldo a Kick by Adding Sinigang to the Mix

November 17, 2014

I write this as I recover from a bad bout of flu. I have spent a few days in bed, rolled in with my blankets, sniffling and sweating it out. With my senses dulled from sickness, the only thing I could bring myself to eat would be hot bowls of arroz caldo or sinigang. Arroz caldo is a meal in itself, easy to slurp up and satisfy the hunger. The sourness of a sinigang broth also helps with a clogged nose and alleviates your cotton-mouth. When I’m holed up at home to rest, those two dishes are the only things that brighten up my day.

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This recipe is a dream come true, as it puts two of these dishes together to make a hearty, healing bowl. Arroz Caldo is made even more exciting with Knorr’s Sinigang na may Gabi added to the mix for an extra kick in flavor. If you’re sick, this is a God-send. Heck, even if you’re not, this will be the ultimate comfort, guaranteed to make a happy tummy when your bowl is emptied.

Sinigang Arroz Caldo

Total Time : 1 hour and 40 minutes
Yield: 8 servings, estimated

Ingredients: Sinigang Arroz Caldo

  • 500 grams chicken backbone, cleaned and chopped into pieces
  • 1/2 cup raw japanese rice
  • 1/4 cup garlic cloves, crushed 
  • 2L water, or more
  • 5 slices ginger
  • 1 pack Knorr Sinigang na may Gabi Recipe Mix
  • patis, to taste
  • green finger chili, sliced into strips
  • fried tofu strips, garnish
  • spring onion, chopped for garnish

Procedure: Sinigang Arroz Caldo

  1. Put water in a pot and add chicken backbone, garlic, ginger, Japanese rice and sinigang mix.
  2. Boil until rice is cooked and thick, congee consistency. It will take about 60 – 90 minutes. Season with patis.
  3. Transfer to serving bowls. Top with fried tofu, finger chili strips and chopped spring onion. Serve.
  4. TIP: You can add kasubha for color.
Mia Marci Mia Marci

Mia Marci likes sampling street food, even if she doesn't know what's in it. She's gotten sick to her stomach on occasion because of this hazardous curiosity, but even the strictest of doctors couldn't stop her. Mia also writes about video games, travel, and girly issues for other publications. She also teaches English and Creative Writing. In the little spare time she has left, she catches up on film and TV shows, while cuddling up to her dog and cat.

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5 responses to “Give Your Boring Arroz Caldo a Kick by Adding Sinigang to the Mix”

  1. Nadine says:

    I’m having colds as well. Thanks for your recommendation. It looks very delicious. Gonna try this one! 🙂

  2. Andy says:

    wow this looks so good – i’ve been a knorr fan for so long but i haven’t heard of this before!!!! what an excellent rainy day #lifehack

  3. Volts Sanchez says:

    That looks really yummy. I do hope you feel better now 🙂

  4. Anne says:

    Been craving of Arroz caldo! awesome twist (y)

  5. Mike De Guzman says:

    adding sinigang mix to arroz caldo is just like adding the calamansi while cooking instead of using it as condiment. nothing really new, i’m afraid.

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