This Will Make You Love Rice


Rice or bigas (when uncooked), kanin (cooked) is the Philippine’s staple food. Some may say that it is unhealthy, but we don’t care ‘coz we love our rice! I grew up eating rice from breakfast, lunch and until dinner. Since rice is everything to us, there are tons of it when you go to the grocery store or even at the public market.

Oh, by the way, we also eat rice during merienda (mid-afternoon snack). I wanna share with you some of my favorite snacks!


BUDBUD” (CC BY 2.0) by whologwhy

One of my favorite is suman (rice cake). It is made with kanin na malagkit (glutinous rice) and coconut milk. It’s wrapped with palm leaves and be steamed until it softens. I usually dip it with muscovado sugar.


It is made with glutinous rice, coconut milk and brown sugar. This involves a lot of stirring until the right consistency is attained.

Bibingkang Malagkit

Bibingka malagkit” (CC BY-NC-ND- 2.0) by c.flessen

This dish is doesn’t involved steaming but rather baking the cooked glutinous rice and coconut milk. It is also topped with coconut cream and brown sugar combined.

Arroz Caldo

Arroz Caldo…my Mama’s recipe” (CC BY 2.0) by flippinyank

This dish resembles to congee. However, this has more flavor since chicken broth is used. It is topped with egg, chicharon (pork skin), chicken, green onions and fried garlic.



It is a sweet chocolate rice porridge. Made with glutinous rice and cocoa powder. You can check the recipe here.

Are you hungry now? When you guys come by here in the Philippines try these delicacies!  They are all yummy!


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