Delicious Pinoy Style Lugaw Recipe (A Step by Step Guide)

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  August 10, 2020
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Lugaw can instantly bring you back to your childhood where a cup or two can be sold in a small eatery or carinderia.

This Pinoy Style Lugaw Recipe is a perfect breakfast, snack, or even dinner. Lugaw is also known as “Rice Porridge.”

Lugaw can be considered as a complete meal since it is composed of carbohydrates from the rice, protein from an array of meat like chicken or egg and some bits of vegetables as a garnish that is fried garlic and onion chives.

Easy to make Lugaw Recipe

Easy Lugaw Recipe (A Step by Step Guide)

Lugaw always starts with a good broth. To start off with cooking lugaw, keep in mind that chicken bones make a very savory chicken broth that serves as the base for making this rice porridge dish.

Delicious Lugaw recipe

Easy Lugaw Recipe (A Step by Step Guide)

Joost Nusselder
Lugaw always starts with a good broth. To start off with cooking lugaw, keep in mind that chicken bones make a very savory chicken broth that serves as the base for making this rice porridge dish.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 5 people


  • 1 cup sticky short-grain white rice
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup rousong (pork floss)


  • Pour water in a cooking pot. Bring to a boil.
  • Put in the rice. Continue cooking for 30 minutes or until the texture becomes thick while stirring once in awhile.
  • Add the salt, stir and then cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Top with a tablespoon of rousing.
  • Serve hot. Share and enjoy!
Keyword Breakfast, Lugaw, Pork
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The best rice to use is this sweet and sticky kind.

Delicious Lugaw recipe

Lugaw is always best if served hot.

The Filipino’s Lugaw Recipe traditionally will eat lugaw with a dash of black pepper, some patis or fish sauce, a squeeze of calamansi or local lime, and some sprinkling of fried garlic and chopped onion chives.

Also, if you like this Preparation on “Lugaw Recipe” article, how about trying our “Arroz Caldo Recipe” too. Posted here.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.