Lugaw is traditionally thought of as food for the sick. But it is actually a dish that can be enjoyed as breakfast, as snack or even as a main dish especially when enriched with chicken, boiled tripe, green onions, fried garlic and even egg.


  • 1 cup of rice
  • 3 cups of tap water
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion
  • 1 small ginger cut into strips
  • 3 stalks of green onion
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt and ground pepper
  • fish/soy sauce
  • lemon juice


  1. In a medium-sized sauce pan or pot, saute garlic, ginger and yellow onion in vegetable oil over medium heat. Add salt and ground pepper to taste.
  2. Add 1 cup of rice and stir for 10 mins. Add 3 cups of water to the mix and let boil for 15 minutes until rice is cooked.
  3. Add green onion into the lugaw.
  4. Serve immediately and add a few drops of fish/soy sauce and lemon juice.