Chicken Arroz Caldo ( Chicken Rice Porridge)

In this cold weather, it is not hard to crave for this dish.  Not only makes you feel warm but makes your body feel good too.

It usually the food I eat when having a fever or stomachache.  I believe it’s because of the healing power of the ginger so I make sure I put extra more when I make it.


  • 5 pcs of chicken thigh fillets, cubed (may use chicken breast too)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup sliced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 4 Tbsp chicken base
  • 2 pinches of saffron
  • 2 cups of white rice
  • 8-10 cups of water

Garnishes: (optional)

  • chopped green onion
  • hardboiled eggs
  • crispy/roasted garlic
  • lemon


  1. Heat the oil in the pot
  2. Cook in garlic, onion & ginger until fragrant
  3. Add in chicken then seasoned with salt & pepper
  4. When chicken is half cooked, add in rice
  5. Stir it all for about 3 minutes
  6. Mix in the chicken base
  7. Add 4 cups of water then let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes & stir in between
  8. Once thicken, stir in the saffron
  9. Add 3-4 more cups of water
  10. Let it boil until rice is fully cooked, adjust water (1 cup at a time) and stir in between so the rice won’t stick at the bottom of the pan
  11. Add more water if you like the soup thinner
  12. Adjust the taste by either adding more salt or 1 tsp of chicken base
  13. Serve in a bowl with garnishes
  14. Enjoy

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