Its Holiday season once again and one of Filipino’s favorite recipe in any festive season is cooking Valenciana rice. Its a colorful and delicious rice recipe with variety of ingredients. Best to pair with Lechon Baboy!
3 cups Glutinous Rice (malagkit)
2 cups Pork, sliced
1 cup pork, beef or chicken liver, sliced into small cubes
2 pieces Chinese sausage, sliced
1 large red bell peppers, sliced into small cubes
1 cup Green Peas
2 small boxes Raisins
2 pcs. onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
salt and ground pepper to taste
2 pcs. chicken bouillon/broth cubes (optional)
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
4 pcs. hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
Wash glutinous rice twice and drain water. In a rice cooker or pot, add washed rice then add 2 and ½ cups water (or depending on the variety of rice you have).
Add and dissolved turmeric powder and 1 broth cube in the pot with rice. This will give the rice a flavour. Start cooking it just like cooking regular rice. Once cooked, set aside.
In a large pan, brown pork in its own oil then saute-in garlic and onions until fragrant.
Add liver, Chinese sausage, red bell pepper, green peas and raisins. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Once the meat are cooked, add it to the cooked malagkit rice and combine it well.
Continue cooking over low heat for about 5 minutes then remove it from heat. Sprinkle with chopped spring onions.
Serve and garnish with sliced boiled eggs on top.
Happy cooking and enjoy!
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Credits: Sun’s Pot Catering Services
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