Category Archives: Other Dishes

Champurado (Chocolate Rice)

Ingredients for Champurado (Chocolate Rice)

1 cup sticky rice
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup cocoa (not sweetened)
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla
1 can condensed milk

How to Cook Champurado (Chocolate Rice)

1. In a casserole, boil in water the sticky rice.
2. Stir frequently until the rice is cooked.
3. Before the rice is fully cooked, add the cocoa, sugar, and vanilla.
4. Add the condensed milk on top of the champurado (chocolate rice).

Hot Cake

Ingredients for Hot Cake

1 box of hotcake mix (can be bought in a supermarket)
2 eggs
1 tbsp of baking powder
Cooking oil
½ cup of water

How to Cook Hot Cake

1. Mix the hotcake mix and baking powder in a bowl.
2. Add the butter and eggs.
3. Mix well then add the water.
4. Heat a pan in low fire and add a small amount of cooking oil.
5. Pour the hotcake mixture slowly into the pan (just the right amount till you get the desired size). When you notice some bubbles, flip the hot cake to the other side.
6. Remove the hotcake when color becomes a little red.
7. Spread a small amount of butter on top while the hot cake is still hot.
8. You may also add hotcake syrup which can be bought in a supermarket.

Litsiyas at Buko (Lychees and Coconut)

Ingredients for Litsiyas at Buko (Lychees and Coconut)

2 coconuts
1 can of lychees
1 can pineapple juice (unsweetened)
1 cup gin
1/4 cup lime juice
1 cup red sugar

How to Prepare Litsiyas at Buko (Lychees and Coconut)

1. Place the coconut juice and the coconut meat in a punch bowl.
2. Add the lycheese, pinapple juice, gin, lime juice and red sugar.
3. Stir very well.
4. Cool either using ice or placing it first inside the cooler.
5. Serve cold.

Buko Fruit Salad (Coconut Fruit Salad)

Ingredients for Buko Fruit Salad (Coconut Fruit Salad)

1 big can of fruit cocktail
1 pack of raisins
1 medium sized coconut (coconut meat grated out)
1 big can of condensed milk
1 pack of all-purpose cream

How to Cook Buko Fruit Salad (Coconut Fruit Salad)

1. Open the big can of fruit cocktail and drain the water/juice before putting into a big bowl.
2. Add the condensed milk and mix well.
3. Add the all-purpose cream next and mix.
4. Add the grated coconut meat and garnish with raisins.
5. Place the coconut fruit salad in a chiller to cool. Serve.

Turon na Saging (Banana)

Ingredients for Turon na Saging (Banana)

8 lumpiang wrapper
4 saging na saba (saba bananas)
red sugar
cooking oil

How to Cook Turon na Saging (Banana)

1. Let the cooking oil preheat in a frying pan.
2. Cut the bananas lengthwise.
3. Place the bananas on the lumpiang wrapper.
4. Add a strip of jackfruit and some sugar on top of the banana.
5. Cover the banana with the lumpiang wrapper.
6. Use a little water to make sure that the lumpia wrapper is tightly wrapped around the banana.
7. Deep fry the bananas.
8. Drizzle some sugar on top of the bananas while they are being fried.
9. Take out of the oil and let it cool for a while before eating.

Pinasingawang Pato (Steamed Duck)

Ingredients for Pinasingawang Pato (Steamed Duck)

1 whole duck, cleaned well and feathers removed
3 tablespoon of the sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup chestnuts
1/4 cup bamboo shoots
1 tsp ginger juice
salt and pepper

How to Cook Pinasingawang Pato (Steamed Duck)

1. Clean well first the duck.
2. Remove the bones.
3. Wipe the whole duck with salt by hand.
4. Put the stuffing above and have set aside 60 minutes.
5. Thereafter, wet the duck with ginger juice and a cup of soup prepared.
6. Sew the neck of the duck and steam for two and a half hour in a double boiler.
7. After cooking, it may now be removed from the boiler and serve. Serve hot.
8. Prepare a sharp knife for cutting.
9. You may also prepare juice as contemporary drinks.

Healthy Recipes with Rice

Rice is a fantastic ingredient that can be a part of many different recipes. One of the best things about it is that even if you’re trying to eat healthier you don’t have to cut it out! There are many very healthy recipes that you can make with rice that taste absolutely delicious.

There are two main types of rice: white rice and brown rice. Brown rice is thought to be better for you as it is whole grain, but you can use both types of rice in healthy recipes. Below is a guide to some very healthy recipes that include rice.

Rice Pudding

Although rice pudding is often thought of as a cheeky indulgence, you can make it as a healthy dessert with white or brown rice. All you need is 1 cup of coconut milk, 1 cup of cooked rice (brown or white), 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup and 1 dash of cinnamon.

Firstly, you shake the coconut milk to ensure it is completely mixed and then put it into a small pan. You then allow the coconut milk to simmer over a low heat. Next you add the honey and stir to ensure it is mixed throughout. After the honey is added, you can add the rice, again, stirring to ensure it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

You should allow the mixture to simmer for approximately 5 minutes; this will allow it to become thicker. Finally, you pour the pudding into dishes and serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. The perfect quick, easy and healthy rice recipe!

Brown Rice Salad

Salads are great for you, and the brown rice salad is no exception! To make this delicious summer dish, you will need: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 teaspoons of red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh dill, 1 minced garlic clove, ¼ teaspoon sugar, some coarse salt and ground pepper, 2 cups of cooked brown rice, 1 medium cucumber cut into slices, 2 cups of baby spinach and 1 pint of cherry tomatoes all sliced in half.

Preparing this dish is very easy, and won’t take very long. All you have to do is put the olive oil, vinegar, dill, garlic, and sugar into a large bowl and whisk it together. Season it with the salt and pepper and add the rice, cucumber, spinach and tomatoes. You toss the ingredients in the bowl around to mix them up and there you have it; a healthy and scrumptious brown rice salad, perfect for serving up to 4 people.

Rice Stir Fry

This brown rice stir-fry will take you about 20 minutes to prepare, and is a very healthy meal not lacking in flavour. You will need: 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 3 cloves minced garlic,1 piece of fresh ginger peeled and chopped finely, 1 medium red bell pepper and 1 yellow bell pepper both cut into small chunks, 3 cups of cooked brown rice, 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce, 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, some coarse salt and pepper, 3 scallions halved lengthwise and sliced thinly and 8 ounces of baked, flavoured tofu chopped into 1 inch cubes.

Firstly, you need to obtain a large wok and heat the olive oil over a medium-high heat. Then add the ginger and garlic and stir-fry for approximately 30 seconds. Next, throw in the tofu and stir-fry until it goes golden brown, which will take about 2 minutes. Then add the peppers and stir-fry for another 3 minutes.

The rice and soy sauce should then be added; cook until the rice is heated through (about 3 minutes), stirring occasionally. Next, stir in the sesame oil, season with salt and pepper, garnish with the scallions and serve up the wonderful healthy rice meal you have just made.

About the author: Sally Anthony, design guide and writer for Nicholas Anthony, Cambridge kitchen designer, offering lifestyle and design tips for new kitchen owners such as decoration and cooking. Above are just some of the many delicious and healthy rice recipes available. With food like this you can rest assured that you will be enjoying a healthy yet absolutely delicious meal.

Pastilyas na Mangga (Mango Pastilyas)

Ingredients for Pastilyas na Mangga (Mango Pastilyas)

2 cups mango pure
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of fine sugar
1/2 cup of skim milk powder

How to Cook Pastilyas na Mangga (Mango Pastilyas)

1. Filter skim milk, flour, and sugar. Add the mango pure.
2. Cook over low heat while mixing, until nothing sticks to the pan.
3. Remove everything from the pan and make cookie sheets.
4. Refrigerate until it is fairly solidifies.
5. Cut into strips and roll in sugar. Wrap with plastic wrap in before wrapping with paper.

Making Sorbets at Home

Sorbet is the frozen dessert which is extremely popular among calorie conscious people. As it is made from sweetened water or liqueur, it does not contain fat like ice creams. This article will help you to prepare Sorbet easily at your own kitchen.

Sorbet is a widely popular frozen dessert which is made from either sweetened water or liqueur. Calorie conscious people choose Sorbet over ice creams because it offers least calorie unlike those dairy products. No doubt, ice creams and custards have high level of butter fat which is a must no-no for fitness freaks. But it’s not necessary for them to keep all the desserts at bay when sorbet is on the course. There are only few easy steps in sorbet recipe. So you can make them at your own kitchen whenever you wish.

The range of sorbet recipe is wide for sure! Though the base is sweetened water or wine sometimes, the flavor can be of various fruits and syrups. That’s why lactose intolerant or vegan people have no issues with sorbets. The following is a list of some popular sorbets which can also be prepared at home easily.

• Fresh, Creamy Sorbets
• Pineapple Sorbet
• Pink Grapefruit Sorbet
• Key Lime Sorbet with Gingersnaps
• Bitter-sweet Chocolate Sorbet
• Lime Basil Sorbet
• Strawberry-Black Pepper Sorbet
• Lemonade Iced Tea Sorbet
• Bitter-sweet Chocolate-Cherry Sorbet
• Rhubarb Sorbet
• Fresh Orange Sorbet
• Limoncello-Mint Sorbet with Fresh Blackberries
• Buttermilk Sorbet with Strawberries
• French Martini Sorbet
• Spicy Lemon Sorbet
• Mango-Agave Sorbet

From the very name, you can imagine how delicious the sorbets will be. But if you are trying your hand in making sorbet for the first time, it will be easy for you to start with a simpler sorbet recipe. So making pineapple sorbet in three easy steps is here for you.

Ingredients for Pineapple Sorbet

• 1 small pineapple, peeled and cored
• 1 cup and 2 tablespoons sugar
• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• Mint Sprigs (to decor)

How to Prepare Pineapple Sorbet

1. At first, take a fresh and cleanly peeled pineapple. Then cut it into 2 inch pieces. Place the pieces into a food processor and add 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice into it. Let it be processed until a smooth mixture is formed.

2. When the mixture becomes smooth, add 1 cup and 2 tablespoons sugar into it. Process it again for a minute or a bit more until the sugar dissolves completely.

3. Now you have to pour the whole mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer. The time for freezing it depends on the capacity of your freezer. When you find the texture becoming thicker, bring it out. Now pour the thick yellow mixture into a freezer-safe container with spoon. Cover and freeze it for 1 hour or until it gets firm.

One, who does not have an ice-cream freezer, can use a covered metal bowl. For them, the mixture has to be frozen for 3 hours or until it becomes hard on the outside but fluffy in the middle. Then remove it from the freezer, beat it with a whisk until it gets smooth, and place it again in the freezer with a cover. Keep it for at least 4 hours or until it gets firm.

Your Pineapple Sorbet is ready to serve. Serve it in ice cream bowls with mint springs on it.

Buko (Coconut) Salad

Ingredients for Buko (Coconut) Salad

10 coconuts with meat grated
1 big can of fruit cocktail
1 small bottle of nata de coco (colored red)
1 small bottle of kaong (colored green)
1/2 Kg of seedless grapes
2 medium sized apples
1 big can of sliced peaches
1 can of condensed milk
2 cans of Nestle’s cream

How to Cook Buko (Coconut) Salad

1. Drain the canned and bottled fruits up to an hour. Remove the stems from the grapes and wash. Do not peel the skin. Wash the apples, do not peel, and cut square sizes as big as the nata de coco.
2. Mix all the fruits in one big bowl. Pour the condensed milk and Nestle’s cream and mix well.
3. Transfer to serving bowls. Place the sliced peaches on the edge of the bowl.
4. Refrigerate well before serving.