Posted on December 30, 2012 by Ching under Food and Drink.
I had a few hours to myself while Brian hung out with his dad yesterday so I decided to make some lugaw. I had some chicken broth in the fridge that I needed to use. Plus, I wanted to break in the Wolfgang Puck stainless steel cookware set that mom and dad got us for Christmas. Brian’s been using it because he does most of the cooking, but I hadn’t really. This was my chance to play with it without Brian hovering over me and watching every move I make. LOL.
I really have no idea what goes in lugaw so I just started putting stuff in there. My favorite versions of lugaw always have chicken so that’s the meat that you see floating around in there. I mostly used garlic and herb seasoning for flavor, and lots of salt and pepper. I thought it was missing something, so I added ginger powder. I was afraid that I added too much at first, but it actually turned out good. I did add too much basil for my liking, though. I had a can of condensed tomato soup in the pantry that I was going to throw in there as well, but then I stopped myself. It was going to be hard enough to get Brian to eat this as it is; it will be even harder if I make it red. I think that might have tasted good, though.
I like my rice super wet but Brian is not a fan of sabaw. When I had him try it the first time, he liked the flavor but not the texture. I think it was too soupy for him. After resting for a while, the rice absorbed most of the sabaw so when we reheated it later that evening it was just the right consistency for him. He said he would actually eat it again. FTW! Now to think of what to make next…