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Bibingkang Malagkit (glutinous rice cake)


My wife cooked this dish. . It’s from her grand mother original recipe and cooking method..It is so creamy & yummy that we made it twice in 2 weeks time..(usually we don’t cook twice as we share recipe on this food blog)…It is best when you have a cup of coffee or tea in the morning or in your snack time….Did you know that glutinous rice ia a good source of carbohydrates and some protein. Carbohydrates – helps give you the energy you need to start and end your day in work or school. Protein is an essential nutrient because it is involved in the structure of your skin, muscles and other bodily tissues

Ingredients: (good for 6-8 persons)

  • 2 cups glutinous rice
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar- brown
  • 1/2 tsp salt 

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar – brown
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream

Procedure:

  • In a pan, boil coconut milk. Add glutinous rice and salt. For 15-20 minutes, cook and stir the rice until it is tender and almost dry. Add in brown sugar and cook for 5 minutes.
  • On a pan with lined greased foil, spread the cooked rice.
  • Pre-heat oven 180 degrees.
  • For the topping, mix together the coconut cream and the sugar.
  • Pour evenly the mixture on top of the cooked rice.
  • Bake the rice for 10-15 minutes or when the top turns brown.
  • Serves 6-8 persons. Enjoy….
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Egg & Vegetable Fried Rice


Egg & vegetable fried rice……. usually when it’s my day-off  or weekends, I cook this for my family on our breakfast. Because that’s the only time we can eat decent breakfast together.  The kind of rice we used is “long grain” . We paired this fried rice with hotdogs, fried fish or even just by itself…..Did you know that rice provides fast and instant energy, good bowel movement, stabilizing blood sugar levels and providing essential source of vitamin B1 to human body. Other benefits include skin care, resistance to high blood pressure, dysentery and heart diseases….

Ingredients: good for sharing

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 medium onions
  • 50 gms mixed veggies
  • 2 pcs egg (beaten)
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp chinese light soy sauce
  • 2 cups cooked rice or all your left over rice
  • salt & pepper to taste

Procedures:

in a wok, heat oil and saute garlic & onion, add in veggies, rice wine & soy sauce.  then pour in egg beaten and cooked rice. seasoned with salt & pepper…serve hot..

Great with fried dishes…

Sapin-sapin (Sticky rice coconut cake)


This was made by my wife..It took her lots of courage to do it. We had fun doing this recipe, . Do you know why? We are trying to translate it in English without seeking to our friend “google”, The choice was….”Top top” or ” sheet over sheet”….hahahaha…Then finally we ask our friend google!!! It’s a sticky rice coconut cake……..Did you know that by eating a bowl of glutinous or sticky rice before bedtime can put insomiacs to sleep….  Scientists have discovered that starchy rice boosts two key sleep chemicals that make you fall into a slumber faster (tryptophan and serotonin, two brain chemicals involved in sleep)

* but adding red meat or other high protein foods to the starchy rice meal could remove the sleep-enhancing benefits.

Ingredients:

  • 750 grams glutinous rice flour
  • 500 grams semi-brown sugar
  • 500 ml coconut milk (or more)
  • 2-3 tbsp cooked mashed sweet potato (Kumara)
  • 2-3 tbsp ube yam
  • food coloring – orange & violet

 For 1st  topping:

  • grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar

For 2nd topping:

  • 1-1/2 cup coconut cream

Procedure:

  • Mix glutinous rice flour, sugar and coconut milk in a large bowl.
  • Divide the mixture in three parts in 3 separate bowls.
  • On the 1st part of the mixture, add the ube yam and put in some drops of the violet coloring, Mix well.
  • On the 2nd part, add in the mashed sweet potato and put in some drops of the orange coloring. Mix well.
  • On the third part, nothing to be added.
  • Boil water to be used for steaming.
  • Grease round pan (optional: line the greased pan with banana leaves and grease the leaves)
  • Pour the 1st mixture (ube) and spread it evenly. Cover the pan with foil or cloth then steam for 20-30 minutes till firm.
  • When cooked, put the 1st part (ube) in a round plate or tray (optional: line the plate with banana leaves)
  • On the used pan, pour the 2nd mixture (Sweet potato). Cover it and steam again for 20-30 minutes till firm.
  • When cooked, put the 2nd part (sweet potato) on top of the  cooked 1st part (ube).
  • And for the last part, pour it again in the used pan, cover and steam for 20-30 minutes till firm.
  • When cooked put the 3rd part on top of the 2nd part (sweet yam).
  • For the 1st topping (budbod), fry grated coconut in a pan ( I used desiccated coconut as a substitute) till brown and add half a tsp sugar.
  • For the 2nd topping (latik), on a pan pour 1-1/2 cup coconut cream. Wait till the latik comes out and scrape of the pan to get the latik.
  • Put the 2 toppings on top of the sapin-sapin.
  • Serves 8-10 persons. Enjoy….

Shrimp & Egg Fried Rice


…in macau we call this as chow fan…..almost every corner in macau you can see small restaurant similar to new zealand’s takeaways selling variety of chow fan meal. usually the kind of rice used is “long grain” …Did you know that rice provides fast and instant energy, good bowel movement, stabilizing blood sugar levels and providing essential source ofvitamin B1 to human body. Other benefits include skin care, resistance to high blood pressure, dysentery and heart diseases….

Ingredients: good for sharing

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 meduim onions
  • 50 gms peeled shrimp
  • 50 gms mixed veggies
  • 1 pc egg
  • 2 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp chinese light soy sauce
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • salt & pepper to taste

Procedures:

in a wok, heat oil and saute garli & onion, add in shrimps and veggies. pour over rice wine & soy sauce.  then pour in egg and cooked rice. seasoned with salt & pepper…serve hot..

Great with fried dishes…

Pinoy Rice Toppings – Adobo over rice


Pinoy rice toppings….Pork adobo…whew!!!! my favorite!!!!..I think almost every Filipino loves this dish. When I was a student, I remember I always eat pinoy rice toppings at SM supermalls. It is a plate consist with a big serving of rice and your choice of viand. to name a few, the toppings can be the “silog family”, beef, pork and chicken with lots of sauce (masarsang ulam)…

Did you know that Pork is the number one dietary source of thiamin and it offers an impressive amount of vitamin B as well. Pork is naturally low in salt and a rich source of good quality protein…But too much eating of pork especially its fat can lead to some serious health problems.

Pork adobo

Ingredients:

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 kg pork (cut into bite size)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 vinegar
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • pepper corn and salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Procedures:

  • with alittle oil brown pork in a heavy skillet
  • Add vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, sugar, salt, peppercorn and water.
  • Bring to a boil, simmer for 20 mins
  • When the juice is absorbed just another cup of water.
  • Cover and let simmer until pork becomes tender. and all the juice is absorbed
  • Serve hot over a big bowl of rice…

Enjoy!!!!

 

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