Filipinos absolutely love rice, and shouldn’t be ashamed of it! What makes rice even more enjoyable? Ulam with lots and lots of flavor! Think about sauces that you can pour over hot steamed rice and gravy that gets soaked up in an instant. These dishes are just 100% worth the extra rice—you’ll see!
1 Sizzling Beef Tadyang
This dish has tender beef, crisp veggies, and lots of tamarind-flavored gravy. It’s the perfect dish to eat with rice.
2 Lengua Estofado
This dish has ox tongue slowly braised into a tomato sauce until tender. It needs the rice because of the rich flavor of the sauce.
3 Honey-Ginger Pork and Chorizo Rice
This dish as sweet and savory flavors in one bite! Add extra oomph to your rice by including chorizo in the mix.
4 Filipino Kare-Kare
It’s impossible to eat this Filipino favorite without a cup or two of rice!
5 Bistek Filipino Rice
This beef dish has lots of sauce that is meant to be soaked up by rice.
6 Cheesy Beef Rice Topping
Extra gravy, please! Looking for a filling meal? Whip up this rice topping with common ingredients.