Arroz Valenciana Filipino Style Recipe!!!

Arroz Valenciana Filipino Style Recipe!!!

Arroz Valenciana

Arroz Valenciana is commonly prepared on holidays, Fiesta’s (festival), Christmas, New Year’s Eve, reunions and family gatherings.

Arroz Valenciana is  similar to Paella. The Filipino version makes use of coconut milk, malagkit (glutinous or sweet rice), chorizo and boiled eggs, which is what this recipe is all about.

Arroz Valenciana is a typical Latin American dish, their version is called Arroz a la Valenciana in Spain, and Arroz Valenciana in Portugal. This is my version of Filipino Style Arroz Valenciana Recipe.  You can try different styles of your own to make it look good and more delicious according to your taste buds. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

½ lb. chicken breast or thigh, chopped

½ cup glutinous white rice “malagkit”

1 cup jasmine rice

2-3 pcs. hard boiled eggs

1 cup coconut milk (canned or fresh)

2 cups chicken broth

3 pcs. chorizo de bilbao, sliced diagonally

1 pc. medium tomato, diced

2 tbsp. tomato paste

1 pc. medium red bell pepper, cut into strips

1 tsp. paprika

½ cup raisins

½ cup green peas

2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

2-3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 pc. medium yellow onion, diced

1 tbsp. salt or salt to taste

¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Combine the glutinous rice and jasmine rice.

Wash with water twice, drain then set aside.

In a wide pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

Saute garlic, onion, and tomato.

Add the chopped chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes.

Add the chorizo de bilbao and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add  the salt, pepper, and paprika then stir.

Then add the chicken broth and coconut milk, stir and let boil.

Add the washed rice then stir and let boil.

Add the tomato paste. Stir. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Then add the green peas and raisins. Cover and  simmer for 8-10 minutes.

Add the red bell pepper and continue to simmer until the rice is fully cooked.

Garnish with sliced boiled egg.

Serve,

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  1. Combine the glutinous rice and jasmine rice.
  2. Wash with water twice, drain then set aside.
  3. In a wide pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  4. Saute garlic, onion, and tomato.
  5. Add the chopped chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Add the chorizo de bilbao and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add the salt, pepper, and paprika then stir.
  8. Then add the chicken broth and coconut milk, stir and let boil.
  9. Add the washed rice then stir and let boil.
  10. Add the tomato paste. Stir. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  11. Then add the green peas and raisins. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  12. Add the red bell pepper and continue to simmer until the rice is fully cooked.
  13. Garnish with sliced boiled egg.
  14. Serve,
  15. Share and enjoy!!!
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You can try different styles, different ingredients of your own to make it good looking, more delicious according to your taste buds.

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Rellenong Manok (Filipino Stuffed Chicken) Recipe!!!

Rellenong Manok (Filipino Stuffed Chicken) Recipe!!!

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Rellenong Manok is a festive Filipino  dish which is basically a roasted stuffed boneless chicken. Yes it’s boneless, but only in the cavity, wings and legs still have bones intact. 

The name Rellenong Manok iterally means “Stuffed Chicken”.  “Relleno” is the Spanish word meaning filled or stuffed; and “Manok” is the Tagalog word for chicken.  So for this festive dish the body of the bird is  painstakingly de-boned and only the wings and legs remain intact.  Because of the stuffing the chicken retains it’s shape when done, giving it a very nice presentation at any fiesta table.

The chicken is de-boned by cutting the breast side, removing the bones and sewing them back together.  Another way would be by removing the bones by hands carefully from the cavity without cutting the chicken. Cooking this dish is best suited for special occasions because the procedure involved is a little tedious. De-boning the chicken requires some skill and patience.  Stuffing it with the meat mixture is easy enough but, you have to insure that the chicken is well sewn so the contents won’t spill.

This is my version of Rellenong Manok (Stuffed Chicken) Filipino Recipe.

Have fun.

Here’s a video by Nides showing you how to de-bone a chicken!

 

Ingredients:

1 whole chicken, shape kept and de-boned

2 tbsp. soy sauce

1 1/2 tbsp. sugar

2 tbps. calamansi or lime  juice

For Stuffing:

1/2 kg. ground pork

1 can vienna sausage, drained and sliced

1/2 cup bacon, diced

1 cup ham, diced

1/4 cup carrots, minced

1/4 cup sweet green peas

3-5 whole eggs, hard boiled, peeled

1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated

1/4 cup pickle relish

1/4 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup raisins

2-3 tbsp. soy sauce

1/2 cup butter

1 tbsp. sugar

1 tbps. salt or salt to taste

¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Marinate chicken in soy sauce, sugar and calamansi juice (lime juice) then set aside.

Mix all the remaining stuffing ingredients well in a bowl.

Stuff the chicken in all parts.

Sew the cavity opening and truss the chicken then wrap chicken in aluminium foil.

Heat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake breast-up for an hour or until chicken is cooked.

Open the foil and rub chicken with butter and put back in the oven until golden brown.

Serve while its hot,

Share with family and friends,

Enjoy!!!

Rellenong Manok (Stuffed Chicken) Filipino Recipe!!!
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Instructions
  1. Marinate chicken in soy sauce, sugar and calamansi juice (lemon juice) then set aside.
  2. Mix all the remaining stuffing ingredients well in a bowl.
  3. Stuff the chicken in all parts.
  4. Sew the cavity opening and truss the chicken then wrap chicken in aluminium foil.
  5. Heat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake breast-up for an hour or until chicken is cooked.
  6. Open the foil and rub chicken with butter and put back in the oven until golden brown.
  7. Serve while its hot,
  8. Share with family and friends,
  9. Enjoy!!!
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Macaroni Salad (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

Macaroni Salad (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

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Filipino Style Macaroni Salad is typically served during special occasions like birthday parties, weddings, Fiestas and specially Christmas and New Year’s Eve.  Macaroni Salad is very easy to prepare and to cook. It doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare this mouth-watering dessert, snack or appetizer.

Macaroni salad in the Philippines is usually made with macaroni noodles; mayonnaise, condensed milk and all-purpose cream,  fruit cocktail, kaong, raisins, nata de coco and cheese make the recipe more delicious. My grandmother is a big fan of Macaroni salad she makes it even if there’s nothing to celebrate. I’ve watched her cook and I make it even better!

For more Christmas food recipes checked out here, Hamonada or Hamon (Homemade Ham) Filipino Style Recipe, Kesong Puti (Filipino White Cheese) RecipeSuman Malagkit (Sticky Rice Roll in Banana Leaves) RecipeKutsinta (Brown Rice Cake) RecipeMaja Blanca (Coconut Pudding ) Filipino RecipePalitaw – Coconut & Sesame Seed Topped Sticky Rice DumplingsBiko (Sweet Rice Cake) Treat!

This is my version of Filipino Style Macaroni Salad. Enjoy!!!

 

Ingredients:

1 pound chicken breast or thigh meat, skinless and boneless

16 ounces (1 pack) elbow macaroni, uncooked

5-7 pcs. hard boiled eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped

1 cup ham, cubed

1 pc. large carrot, peeled and diced

1 cup quick-melt cheese “eden or velveeta chesse”, cubed

½ cup sweet pickle relish

1 can (14 ounces) crushed pineapple

1 cup raisins

1-1/2 cups mayonnaise

½ cup sweet condensed milk

1 pc. medium onion, peeled and diced

½ tsp. salt or salt to taste

¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Add macaroni in a pot of salted boiling water and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes or until firm to bite.

Drain, rinse under cold running water until completely cool then set aside.

Add chicken meat in a pot and enough water to cover. Bring the water to a boil and then lower to a simmer.

Simmer chicken for about 15 to 25 minutes or until cooked.

Drain from liquid, allow to completely cool and shred then set aside.

Bring water to a boil in a pot then add the diced carrots and cook for about 30 seconds.

Remove from water and plunge into an ice bath until completely cool. Drain, then set aside.

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and gently stir together until evenly distributed.

Season with salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate for about 30 to 60 minutes to allow flavor’s to meld.

Serve cold,

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Macaroni Salad (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!
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Cook Time Passive Time
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Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Add macaroni in a pot of salted boiling water and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes or until firm to bite.
  2. Drain, rinse under cold running water until completely cool then set aside.
  3. Add chicken meat in a pot and enough water to cover. Bring the water to a boil and then lower to a simmer.
  4. Simmer chicken for about 15 to 25 minutes or until cooked.
  5. Drain from liquid, allow to completely cool and shred then set aside.
  6. Bring water to a boil in a pot then add the diced carrots and cook for about 30 seconds.
  7. Remove from water and plunge into an ice bath until completely cool. Drain, then set aside.
  8. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and gently stir together until evenly distributed.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate for about 30 to 60 minutes to allow flavor’s to meld.
  10. Serve cold,
  11. Share and Enjoy!!!
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Pork Embutido – Filipino Style Meatloaf

Pork Embutido – Filipino Style Meatloaf

maxresdefaultEmbutido is basically Filipino style meatloaf. This dish is well known in every Filipino table during special occasions and holidays like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Weddings, Fiestas and etc. Embutido can be made with any type of ground meat, but using pork is the most popular. It can be pan fried or breaded to give extra texture.  It can be served with the dipping sauce of your choice.

Embutido is a Spanish word that refers to a sausage, usually made from pork and spices wrapped in hog casings, that’s one of the ingredients to this classic Filipino dish. This classic Filipino style meatloaf is one of the easiest recipes that you can easily learn how to make. Today I will give you my version of Pork Embutido Filipino. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

2 lbs. ground pork

3 pcs. hard boiled eggs (sliced)

2 pcs. raw eggs

10 pcs. sausage or 6 pcs. hotdogs (cut in half lengthwise)

2 cups bread crumbs

1½ cup raisins

½ cup sweet pickle relish

½ cup tomato sauce

1 cup carrots, minced

2 cups cheddar cheese, grated

1 cup onion, minced

1 cup green bell pepper, minced

1 cup red bell pepper, minced

1 tsp. salt or salt to taste

½ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste

 

Directions:

In a large container place the ground pork in, then add the bread crumbs, break the raw eggs; add it in. Then mix well.

Add the carrots, bell pepper “red and green”, pickle relish, onion, and cheddar cheese and mix thoroughly.

Then add the tomato sauce raisins, salt, and pepper then mix well.

Place the meat mixture in an aluminum foil and flatten it.

Add in the sliced boiled eggs and sliced sausage alternately in the middle of the flattened meat mixture.

Roll the foil to form a cylinder shape locking the eggs and sausages in the middle of the meat mixture.Lock the edges of the foil if done.

Place in a steamer and let cook for 50 – 60 mins.

Then after that, set aside for a minute and then place inside the refrigerator until temperature turns cold.

Slice,

Serve,

 

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  1. In a large container place the ground pork in, then add the bread crumbs, break the raw eggs; add it in. Then mix well.
  2. Add the carrots, bell pepper “red and green”, pickle relish, onion, and cheddar cheese and mix thoroughly.
  3. Then add the tomato sauce raisins, salt, and pepper then mix well.
  4. Place the meat mixture in an aluminum foil and flatten it.
  5. Add in the sliced boiled eggs and sliced sausage alternately in the middle of the flattened meat mixture.
  6. Roll the foil to form a cylinder shape locking the eggs and sausages in the middle of the meat mixture.Lock the edges of the foil if done.
  7. Place in a steamer and let cook for 50 – 60 mins.
  8. Then after that, set aside for a minute and then place inside the refrigerator until temperature turns cold.
  9. Slice,
  10. Serve,
  11. Share and Enjoy!
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Filipino Beef Empanada Recipe!!!

Filipino Beef Empanada Recipe!!!

Beef Empanada

Empanada also called pastel in Portuguese and pate in Haitian Creole is stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries. The name comes from the Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread.

Beef empanada is a half-moon-shaped turnover with a semi-sweet dough and savory beef filling. The meat is cooked with vegetables like potatoes, bell pepper and green peas, onions, and more.  It’s up to you. But for now I will give you my  version of Filipino Beef Empanada.

If you’re looking for more merienda recipes check out our Merienda Series  including “Halo-Halo ” Filipino Iced Mixed Fruit DessertHalayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam)Banana Lumpia – TuronBibingka GalapongPuto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)Mais con Yelo – Refreshing Filipino SnackBananas in Syrup – Minatamis na Sabang SagingBanana Que – Fried Banana SkewersPancit Palabok – Filipino Noodle Dish and Biko (Sweet Rice Cake) Treat!

 

Ingredients:

Crust Ingredients:

2½ cups flour

8 oz. (2 sticks) butter

⅓ cup water ice cold water

3 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

Meat Filling Ingredients:

½ pound ground beef

½ cup tomato sauce

1 pc. carrot, peeled and diced

1 pc. small potato, peeled and diced

½ pc. small onion, peeled and chopped

½ cup frozen sweet peas, thawed

1 clove garlic, peeled and minced

½ cup water

1 tbsp. oil

¼ cup raisins

1 tbsp. salt or salt to taste

¼ tsp. pepper or more

Egg Wash Ingredients:

1 pc. egg

1 tbsp. milk

⅛ tsp. salt

 

Directions:

Crust:

Cut butter into cubes and freeze for about 1 hour.

In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt and chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Add butter to flour mixture. Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry blender or by pinching the fat into the flour mixture with hands. Work them together until resembling coarse cornmeal with pea-like, butter-speckled pieces.

Slowly drizzle water to flour-butter mixture and with hands, mix until just combined. Gently gather dough and press into a ball. If dough is too crumbly and does not hold together, add more water a tablespoon at a time. DO NOT ADD TOO MUCH LIQUID and DO NOT OVERWORK DOUGH. Wrap dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.

Filling:

In pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent and fragrant.

Add ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally and breaking to pieces with back of spoon, for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until pink is gone from meat.

Add tomato sauce and water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer until meat is fully cooked.

Add potatoes, carrots, green peas and raisins. Continue to cook until vegetables are tender and liquid is reduced. Season with salt and pepper to taste. In a colander, drain excess liquid.

Assembly:

Divide pie crust into 12 balls. Place each ball between two sheets of parchment paper and with a rolling pin.

Gently flatten each ball into 5-inch diameter and ¼-inch thickness. Using inverted bowl or round biscuit cutter, cut into dough by gently twisting to form circles with smooth edges. Trim excess dough.

On a flat work surface, lay dough circle and spoon about a heaping tbsp. of filling in the middle. Fold the bottom of dough over filling and with fingers, press edges firmly.

Using tines of a fork, press on sides of dough to firmly seal. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.

Make egg wash by whisking together eggs, milk and salt in a bowl.

On a lightly greased baking sheet, arrange prepared empanadas in a single layer and brush top with egg wash.

Bake in a 375 F oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Allow to slightly cool for about 1 to 2 minutes and remove from baking sheet.

 

 

 

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Filipino Beef Empanada Recipe!!!
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Crust
  1. Cut butter into cubes and freeze for about 1 hour.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt and chill in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  3. Add butter to flour mixture. Cut the butter into the flour using a pastry blender or by pinching the fat into the flour mixture with hands. Work them together until resembling coarse cornmeal with pea-like, butter-speckled pieces.
  4. Slowly drizzle water to flour-butter mixture and with hands, mix until just combined. Gently gather dough and press into a ball. If dough is too crumbly and does not hold together, add more water a tablespoon at a time. DO NOT ADD TOO MUCH LIQUID and DO NOT OVERWORK DOUGH. Wrap dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
Filling
  1. In pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent and fragrant.
  2. Add ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally and breaking to pieces with back of spoon, for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until pink is gone from meat.
  3. Add tomato sauce and water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer until meat is fully cooked.
  4. Add potatoes, carrots, green peas and raisins. Continue to cook until vegetables are tender and liquid is reduced. Season with salt and pepper to taste. In a colander, drain excess liquid.
Assembly
  1. Divide pie crust into 12 balls. Place each ball between two sheets of parchment paper and with a rolling pin.
  2. Gently flatten each ball into 5-inch diameter and ¼-inch thickness. Using inverted bowl or round biscuit cutter, cut into dough by gently twisting to form circles with smooth edges. Trim excess dough.
  3. On a flat work surface, lay dough circle and spoon about a heaping tbsp. of filling in the middle. Fold the bottom of dough over filling and with fingers, press edges firmly.
  4. Using tines of a fork, press on sides of dough to firmly seal. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
  5. Make egg wash by whisking together eggs, milk and salt in a bowl.
  6. On a lightly greased baking sheet, arrange prepared empanadas in a single layer and brush top with egg wash.
  7. Bake in a 375 F oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Allow to slightly cool for about 1 to 2 minutes and remove from baking sheet.
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