Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Java Rice

As a Filipino, rice is always part of my meal. Whether it's for breakfast, lunch, snack or even dessert. Rice is a must have in every Filipino household. It's probably because almost all Filipino dishes are stew and soup based and it only makes sense to have rice to absorb all that great flavor.

Now let's talk about BBQ. Usually, it is paired with mashed potatoes, corn, and some bread. Where I grew up, it's always paired with Java rice. Java rice is a perfect compliment to Filipino style BBQ. The BBQ marinade is usually ketchup and soy sauce based. Those two ingredients are also what we use to make Java rice.

To make it, Mix 1/4 cup of soy sauce and 1/4 cup of ketchup in a small bowl. Saute 1 tbsp of garlic with 1 tbsp of butter in a large pan until fragrant. Add 2 cups of cooked rice, preferably refrigerated rice.Mix for about 2-3 minutes until garlic is mixed. Add the sauce and mix for about 5 minutes until rice is mixed well with the sauce. Top it with some chopped green onions and serve with your favorite BBQ. Don't forget your vinegar to dip your BBQ! :)

Filipino style Pork BBQ with Java rice. Perfect match

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