Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Manook (Chicken) soup for the soul

Daddy Piwi has come down with Miss K's cold. To make him feel better we attempted to make the Filipino version of the great cure, chicken soup. It was pretty successful and super easy! It is similar to a congee or chowder. I can feel my throat getting scratchy too so I better track down a vegan version soon...
update...see here the vegan recipe on standby

Chicken Arroz Caldo (Filipino Chicken Rice Porridge)

Daddy piwi prefers to eat it like this but for the piwis I cut the chicken off the bone.


Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large  onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (5cm) piece fresh root ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1.25 lb drumsticks
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce (or 1 teaspoon kosher salt)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Preparation method

Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 30 mins