Aligue Risotto (Crab Fat Risotto) Recipe

Why not use aligue in your risotto?

Love risotto and the flavors of crab fat? Add aligue to your risotto! Bottled aligue, or crabfat, is available in most major supermarkets. Don’t have Arborio rice? Use malagkit, and cook it like risotto, but use more stock and stop cooking when rice is tender.


Aligue Risotto (Crab Fat Risotto) Recipe

Roselle Miranda
Why not use aligue in your risotto?
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Others
Servings 6


Aligue Risotto (Crab Fat Risotto) Ingredients

  • 1 chicken bouillon
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1 red onion peeled, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic peeled, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup crab fat (aligue)
  • 1 1/2 Cup Arborio rice
  • 1/2 Cup sweet corn kernels drained
  • 1/2 Cup frozen green peas thawed
  • 1/2 Cup Cheese we used queso de bola, freshly and finely grated, plus more for serving


  • In a pot over medium heat, dissolve chicken bouillon cube in hot water to make chicken stock.
  • In a large sauté pan over low heat, melt butter; sauté onion, then garlic, until both have softened. Add aligue; stir to combine. Stir in rice. Cook until heated through and rice turns orange.
  • Add a ladleful of hot chicken stock into pan. Stir. Continue cooking, stirring, until most of the stock has been absorbed by the rice. Add more stock; stir. Repeat until rice is almost tender.
  • Turn off heat; stir in queso. Season to taste with salt and ground white pepper as needed. Scoop into bowls, and serve immediately. Recipe originally published in the December 2015 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines.
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