I ransacked our fridge and pantry again tonight, and wanted to get “rid” of whatever stock we had at home, just before they end up “dead” and thrown away. Hahahaha. I hate to waste food, besides, I need to make way for the new items coming in this week 😉
I saw a bunch of spinach, 5 tomatoes, 2 medium onions, loads of garlic, cooked rice from this morning and a bottle of bagoong. Thought to myself….. bagoong rice paired up with fried fish for tonight. Nom..nom…nom… 😛
This is another simple and easy dish to make. Hope you get to try it out one of these days 😀
Step 1: In a stockpot, boil water and add salt. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Refresh in cold water and squeeze out excess water. Chop and set aside.
Rice Tip: 💡 Make sure you use “bahaw” or day old rice for this dish. Using newly cooked rice will end up making your fried rice mushy.
In a skillet, heat olive oil and saute onion over med heat until soft. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add bagoong. Stir until heated through.
I usually buy store bought bagoong and saute it with onions, tomatoes and lots of garlic. Allow it to cool and put it back in the bottle, stash it in the fridge until ready to use.
Add rice and mix until mixed through. Season with black pepper. Place in a serving bowl.
Add the toppings in rows. (wilted spinach, shredded green mangoes, chopped onions and chopped tomatoes) You may saute onions if you do not like the taste of raw onions.
Pria’s Bagoong Rice
2 medium onions (1 finely chopped, 1 chopped into chunks, for topping)
5 tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch spinach, wilted and chopped
1 pc green mango ( i used indian mango from our tree)
1/4 cup bagoong (shrimp paste), of choice
5-6 cups day old rice
3 Tbsp oil
6 cloves garlic, smashed
“Food nourishes the body as God’s Word nourishes the soul”