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Chicken lugaw for the soul

lugaw

Nagkaroon ng flu sa bahay namin,  simpleng flu lang, hindi naman ‘yung swine variety.  Sabay nagkasakit si Ana at si Tatay. Pareho silang walang ganang kumain kaya naisipan kong magluto ng walang kamatayang lugaw.

They have their chicken soup for the soul, we have our chicken lugaw. Madaling umorder  at marami ring restawran ang nagde-deliver, pero mainam na ‘yung kayo ang nagluluto. Add a generous dash of love and voila! Major comfort food.

Sus, lalo na kapag malakas ang ulan, sarap ng lugaw. Favorite din itong hot dish for the drunken soul, stop over muna sa lugawan bago umuwi sa madaling-araw nang pasuray-suray😉

We will need:

chicken

1/2 K boneless chicken breast cubed

onions2 sets of 3 cloves garlic, 1 tbsp ginger and 1 medium onion, all minced

3-4 cups of rice

2 tbsps of kasubha or saffron. You can buy this from your local markets tingi-tingi or from supermarkets.

1 Maggi chicken cube (optional)

Patis and pepper to taste

Procedure:

saute chicken 2

In a pan saute the first set of minced garlic, then add the ginger and onion. When the onion turns tranparent, add the chicken cubes. Season with patis and a dash of pepper. Cook until the meat turns white. Set aside.

boil rice

The secret of good lugaw is stirring costantly. Add more water to desired consistency.

Wash the rice thoroughly.  In a big kettle, add 1 tbsp oil.  Saute minced garlic in oil for a short time (do not burn the garlic. Burnt garlic is bitter). Add minced onion and ginger.

Cook for a while then add the rice.  Add chicken cube and season with patis and pepper. Blend well. Add 6 cups of water and let boil.  Stir constantly. You can add more water as you cook  or use less amount of rice if you want a thinner consistency.

kasubha

When the rice is almost cooked add the sauteed chicken and kasubha. Cook for about ten minutes more while stirring constantly.

Garnishings:

tokwa

Fry tokwa or firm tofu until crisp. Cut into small cubes when done.

boil eggs

Hard boiled eggs. Add to lugaw whole or cut in half

garlic

Pan-fried garlic bits. I buy mine bottled (about P80). If you want to make your own, chop garlic and pan-fry in a small amount of oil in low heat.

spring onions

chopped spring onions

condiments

Serve with calamansi and patis with siling labuyo

lugaw

Enjoy!

September 2, 2009 - Posted by | comfort food | ,

6 Comments »

  1. Ulan ng ulan dito last week at naisipan kong iluto ‘yang lugaw. Pati mga bata gusto! Nalasing ako ng Friday ng gabi dahil wedding ng kaibigan ko at nag-inuman..pinainit ko ang left over lugaw Saturday noon. ‘yon ang pinakamasarap na lugaw na natikman ko!
    My friend, asan na ‘yong recipe ng carioca? (demanding ‘no?..request lang naman..pls..)

    Comment by emily | September 2, 2009 | Reply

  2. Sarap nito! Instead of water, chicken stock ginagamit ko. Akala ko lechon kawali yung nasa ibabaw. Aba pwede! Di ko kasi gusto ang tokwa.

    Comment by jetty | September 6, 2009 | Reply

  3. eskperimentuhin ko nga ito sa christmas break ng mga bata.

    Comment by katrina | December 11, 2009 | Reply

  4. all time favorite namin sa bahay ang lugaw. Kapag naisipan nmin kumain kahit sa tabi-tabi hehehe. Sayang nga lang yung kinakainan namin na lugawan sa amin, kaya lang nag sarado na kainis nga…

    Comment by Irene Regodon | January 28, 2010 | Reply

  5. You have stated a very good details , regards for the post.

    Comment by seems | February 12, 2012 | Reply

  6. thanks sa post,favorate ko ito since h.skul ako.anu poh yung kasubha?

    Comment by jessie | July 27, 2013 | Reply


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