August 11, 2021
Arroz Palabok

Time needed: 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Makes: 4 – 6 servings
2 tablespoons atsuete oil
½ kilo pork belly, sliced into small pieces
½ kilo small shrimp, shelled and deveined
Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
6 pieces garlic cloves, minced
1 piece white onion, minced
1½ cups malagkit rice, soaked
4-6 cups shrimp broth
Fried tofu cubes
hard-boiled eggs, sliced
Tinapa flakes
Chopped spring onions
Calamansi, sliced


  1. Prepare pork

    Season the pork in salt and pepper. Leave to marinate for a few minutes.

  2. Fry pork

    In a pot over medium heat, fry the pork pieces until golden, crispy, and have rendered their fats and oils to the pan. Remove pork from the pan.

  3. Fry shrimp

    In the same pan, cook the shrimp in the pork fat until the color changes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove shrimp from the pot.

  4. Saute aromatics and rice

    In the same pot, add the atsuete oil and saute the garlic and onions until tender. Add the rice and continue cooking for a few minutes.

  5. Boil

    Add the shrimp broth and cook until the rice is tender and cooked through. Return the shrimp and pork pieces. Adjust taste as needed with salt and pepper.

  6. Prepare tofu and toppings

    In a pan over medium heat, fry the tofu in oil until all edges are golden. Drain excess oil and cut it into pieces.