SPAM® Arroz Caldo

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It goes without saying that SPAM® Arroz Caldo is tasty. But it also always takes us back. Rainy Monday mornings. School’s cancelled. Lola Baby sneaks into your room and gently wakes you up with a piping hot bowl of rice porridge and love. Good times.

55 min 4 servings 14 ingredients


  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 can SPAM® Garlic , diced (1cm x 1cm)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 pc onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 cup short rice grains
  • 5-7 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Toppings:
  • o Hardboiled egg, sliced
  • o Toasted garlic
  • o Chopped spring onion
  • o Calamansi


  • 1.Heat oil and sauté diced SPAM® Garlic, set aside.
  • 2.Sauté garlic, onion and ginger.
  • 3.Add rice and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • 4.Add chicken stock and fish sauce.
  • 5.Let boil for 5 minutes.
  • 6.Lower fire to simmer while mixing occasionally until rice has softened and desired consistency of porridge is achieved.
  • 7.Add back sautéed and diced SPAM® Garlic for 10 minutes before turning off fire.
  • 8.Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 9.Transfer to bowls and garnish with toppings, serve.

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