Arroz Caldo

Filipino Rice Porridge


Arroz Caldo is a Filipino chicken and rice porridge made of rice, chicken, garlic, and ginger. This classic comfort food is topped with scallions, crispy garlic, hard boiled eggs & squeeze of citrus.


–Ghee or Avocado Oil – Garlic – Ginger – Chicken Thigh; Skinless, Bone-in – Fish Sauce – Kosher Salt – Glutinous Rice – Jasmine Rice – Chicken Broth – Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

Arroz Caldo


3 people




50 minutes



Add 2 tablespoons ghee to a dutch oven over med-high heat and add half of garlic. Sauté until golden brown. Remove from dutch oven, set aside.

1. Make Garlic Chips

Add remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to pot. Add ginger & garlic, sauté for 1 min over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 8 mins until no longer pink. 

2. Sauté Aromatics, Add Chicken

Season to preference with kosher salt and add fish sauce. Add rice and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring to allow flavors to meld.

3. Add Rice 

Add chicken stock and stir constantly. It's important to keep a consistent stir for 10 minutes, as this will allow rice to release starch and thicken the stock.

4. Add Chicken Stock

Simmer for 20 mins. Adjust seasoning with kosher salt & fish sauce. Add pepper and stir. Remove pot from heat and cover. Let stand for 15 minutes to allow to thicken. 

5. Continue to Simmer 

Ladle into a bowl and top with chopped scallions, garlic chips, hardboiled egg and a squeeze of calamansi (or lemon juice).


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