WATCH: This Bagoong Rice Recipe Is What You Need For A Flavorful Meal

We love garlic rice but when it's made tastier with bagoong or shrimp paste and topped with loads of toppings, it makes for a really flavorful meal. 

Use your favorite variant of bagoong, serve with leftover adobo pieces, and top with your preferred sides and vegetables for a personalized bagoong rice plate that will have you eager to start the meal.     

Bagoong Rice Recipe 


Takes 30 minutes

Makes 3 servings


1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 cup boneless pork chop, cut into bite-sized pieces 

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 teaspoons sugar

Water, as needed

1/4 cup oil, divided

2 cloves garlic, peeled, finely chopped

1 small red onion, peeled, finely chopped

1 tomato, chopped 

3 tablespoons shrimp paste (bagoong)

4 cups day-old rice



Baguio beans, chopped

1 large egg, cooked, sliced thinly

Dried small shrimp (alamang)

Cucumber, quartered, seeds removed, sliced thinly

Green mango, sliced thinly

Siling labuyo, finely chopped



1 In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sesame oil, pork, soy sauce, sugar, and enough water to cover. Simmer until pork is tender, about 30 minutes, and then reduce sauce until thickened. Remove from heat. Set aside.


2 Meanwhile, heat half the oil in a wok. Add garlic and onion, and saute until softened. Add tomatoes and cook until tender. Add bagoong and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Add rice. Toss to mix well, and cook until rice is warmed through. Set aside.


3 To assemble, put rice on a plate and place pork and prepared toppings around the rice. Serve while hot.

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