Arroz Caldo has always been a staple food. Not to mention the evidence that already exists that it’s a variation of rice which never misses Filipinos’ three meals a day.
I’ve gone camping recently with my family and being in the woods of California, I realized that it was a perfect decision to cook Arroz Caldo. I guess on the upside I also miss this dish and so before we went camping I went to the Asian grocery store and bought the ingredients so that I can bring this classic Filipino dish in our camping and hopefully my family will enjoy it.
Yes, they did enjoy it!
For those like me, who miss the taste of home every now and then, a trip to the grocery store will not disappoint you because the ingredients are just really easy to find and I think we can all agree that rice, ginger, and chicken are the most important part of it.
So what’s Arroz Caldo?
For those of you don’t know, Arroz Caldo is a Filipino dish that is primarily composed of rice, chicken, ginger, garlic, and pepper. Locally, we call it “lugaw.” Aside from the fact that it’s a favorite afternoon snack- or morning depending on when you like it to eat it, this also undeniably a comfort food for those who have the flu or just not really feeling the day.
Interesting fact, Arroz Caldo is a Spanish name which is derived from the words “Arroz” meaning rice and “Caldo” meaning broth. But you would be surprised that the origin of this could be traced back to Chinese Filipino migrants and it has been passed from one generation to another that diversified the said food.
Why it’s perfect for camping?
1. It is really easy to cook
Of course, there’s a lot of variation, you