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Arroz Caldo (Filipino Style Congee)

Arroz Caldo is a Filipino Style Congee that is made with pieces of chicken, eggs and spices. It's a comfort food and nice to have when feeling sick.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 657kcal
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • 2 lbs skinless chicken thighs or any chicken pieces of your choice
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 thumb-size ginger, cut into strips
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce or salt
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice, washed and drained
  • 1/8 teaspoon saffron (optional)
  • 7 cups water
  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • Chopped green onions


  • Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a heavy pan over medium high heat. Add ginger and onion and saute until onion has softened.
  • Add chicken pieces, stir and cook for 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  • Add fish sauce and stir to combine flavor.
  • Add rice and saffron, if using. Stir to combine.
  • Add water; stir to mix ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  • Add hard boiled eggs. Correct seasonings with fish sauce or salt.
  • Serve with chopped green onions and lemon wedges.


Calories: 657kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 1311mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 6.8mg