18 June 2013

Lugaw with Fried Chicken

Thoughtful as Mr. M. is, he would bring home lugaw (congee) bought from the neighboring lugawans he passed by when he bikes. The kids enjoys his pasalubong a lot but I couldn’t seem to finish my bowl. I love lugaw, no doubt, but I find the lugawan’s version too complex for my picky palate (hello luya and sibuyas all over). So I decided we make it at home.
Malagkit (Sticky) Rice
Rice
Chicken
Garlic, Onion, Ginger
Flour, Crispy Fry, Salt and Pepper (for chicken breading)
Roasted Garlic, Onion Leaves (for garnishing)
Pepper, Salt, Patis, Calamansi (to taste)
1) Sauté garlic, onion, ginger in a pot. Add chicken.
2) Add water. Bring to boil until chicken is tender. This will be the broth.
3) Remove chicken from the broth but leave the small pieces there.
4) Cook malagkit rice and rice in the broth. Pouring more water if needed. Season with a little salt and pepper and patis.
6) While cooking the rice, bread the chicken. Fry.
7) Garnish the lugaw and add fried chicken on top.
8) Serve hot.

My take: The malagkit rice plus rice combination gives a good sticky not-too-watery effect to the lugaw. The fried chicken on the other hand gives a crunchy contrast to the softness of lugaw, making it a complete meal. 
Tip: This is an enjoy-it-your-way kind of meal. It is more exciting if the eater garnishes his own food and seasons it just the way he likes it. 
The verdict: Nobody can say no to a home-cooked meal.

70 comments:

  1. sarap! a different combination - lugaw and fried chicken, natakam ako...i'll tell my mom about this...

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  2. arroz caldo! wow! I think I try this one this weekend..

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    1. Pinoy comfort food at its finest.hehe

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  3. This look so yummy right now, thanks for sharing the recipe:)

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  4. oh wow... this is perfect especially with the rainy season these days. i'll try this one time over the weekend just for some variety with our meals at home. that fried chicken looks tempting!

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  5. A rainy season delight! and something new too..fried chicken yummmmm!

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    1. I actually believe lugaw is an all-time Filipino delight (but yes, best eaten on cold weather). =)

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  6. Lugaw is just perfect right now...it is one of my comfort foods also, particularly on cold season.. :-)

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  7. We had legg caldo last night with fried tofu naman. Masarap sya kasi malamig na. Yum Yum!

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    1. Fried tofu, boiled egg are the staple viands of lugaw. =)

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  8. Ang saraaaaaap! This is perfect for the weather ngayon. Sana may ganyan sa office pantry para hindi mahirap pumili ng kakainin. hehe :)

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    1. Lugaw or sopas the best this season!

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  9. nkakagutom... better nga na fried ung chicken para contrast sa softness ng lugaw :)

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  10. Sarap! I like arroz caldo, especially pag may sakit. It's the ultimate comfort food talaga for Pinoys. :)

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    1. Oo nga, my mama makes lugaw when when were sick.

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  11. ay, arrozcaldo, lugaw, i love it! super enjoy kumain nito anytime. comfort food. thanks for sharing your recipe. :-)

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  12. That's a really yummy comfort meal which my kids would certainly eat.

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    1. I'm sure it you'will make your kids eat this without a sweat.

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  13. i haven't tried this pair before.. hihihi comfort food for the rainy days

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  14. perfect this rainy season!
    One weird thing I did the other day when we had lugaw for our dinner, I added oatmeal on my bowl. Okay naman, di naman malalasahan ang oatmeal. Weird no?

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  15. that is best during rainy days... and with dried fish too. :)

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    1. Dried fish is more of Champorado combo diba, but as I've said, enjoy it your way.

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  16. this is a different take nga of eating lugaw...nice idea

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  17. rainy season is just around the corner and eating lugaw is great..my son love champorado..

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  18. Hmmm....perfect for the rainy season. I haven't eaten "lugaw" for a long time now. Thanks for sharing your ow version.

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    1. Never too late to reunite with lugaw.

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  19. I can imagine na the lugaw and fried chicken together. Sarap! Ako din, I don't like too much "herbs and spices" sa lugaw ko :D

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    1. Naku, pareho tayo. Istorbo noh.hehe

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  20. I like lugaw specially now that it's a rainy season. Warm lugaw warms the stomach!

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  21. perfect for the gloomy and cold weather... yummmy!

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  22. My elder son recently discovered lugaw/arroz caldo. :) In fact, today, he came home from school and told me he had lugaw in school again. Haha

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    1. I eat cooked this especially for my little boy actually.

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  23. I love this good ole comfort food. Paired with fried chicken, it is to die for. :)

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  24. Oh, I hate it when I ginger is chopped so finely and I eat it in the lugaw or any food. You're right about cooking it on your own.

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    1. Kaya nga, tsaka yung malambot na crispy (dapat) bawang. Dami ko iniiwasan kainin.hehe

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  25. I agree! Home cooked meals are the best and lugaw is one of my comfort food :)

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    1. Tipid pa and you got to eat the food the way you like it.

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  26. That looks like a really yummy homecooked meal :)

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  27. Love lugaw! Lalo na on a cold, rainy day. =)

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    1. I think its a food for all season.hehe

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  28. It's arroz caldo in here and lugaw is binignit..=) I love both and your version is so yum.

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    1. It is arroz caldo because it has chicken, mas sanay lang ako tawagin sa lugaw. Binignit is new to me, saang province yan?

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  29. I'm not really a big fan of lugaw but I also cook it because this is my husband's and some of my kids' favorite. With fried chicken? We still haven't done that. Will try.

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    1. Give it a try, I mind want to chance your mind.

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  30. My mom does malagkit + rice combo also when cooking lugaw. I have yet to cook this dish myself though. The season's perfect for hot lugaw though so I just might give this a try one of these days.

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    1. Malagkit-rice combo makes it more sosyal. Hindi matubig unlike sa local lugawan.hehe

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  31. This lugaw is perfect for today's weather brought about by Gorio! LOL

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  32. Perfect for the rainy days! I love both Fried Chicken and Lugaw with lots of garlic and leeks! :) Calamansi too! :)

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    1. Calamansi makes a lot of difference.

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  33. nice recipe.. matry nga din to! :) hehe

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  34. What a delish looking meal. I love the pictures too. Great recipe.
    Elizabeth

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    1. Don't take my word for it, you have to try.

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