The staple of Filipino food is rice. The left over rice is usually recooked to make“Sinangag” or fried rice. This also comes in several combinations like chicken fried rice, shrimp fried rice, pork fried rice, pineapple fried rice and a lot more fried rice version. But the only simple and special thing for me is the Java rice with egg which I find it really easy to make and no hassles — the only difference is that in Java rice butter is usedinstead of regular oil.
I remember my younger sister used to prepare this meal for us before 7:00 in the morning and right before we actually leave the house for school. But now, instead of Java rice let’s make the very simple version of fried rice which is fried rice with egg.
5 Cups of cooked long grain rice
1 Small onion diced
2 Eggs scrambled and sliced into small pieces
½ Tsp. Ground black pepper
½ Tsp. MSG optional
½ Tsp. Salt
2 Tbs. Corn oil
8 Stalks of green onions
2 cubes of garlic
Prepare the rice by breaking it apart completely before you begin. In a large pan heat oil over medium high heat and. Next fry the garlic and onion then add the rice and mix it for about one minute. Keep mixing for 3 minutes. Add the eggs, and season it with vetsin, salt, and black pepper. Keep mixing for another 5 minutes, and then add the green onions stirring for another 2 minutes and you’re done.
Don’t use a rice that is very sticky or you will have a hard time incorporating all the ingredients. The rice will stick together rather than break apart. Letting the rice sit overnight in the fridge will help you to break the rice apart a lot easier or at least let it totally cool off before cooking it.
I am not a professional chef nor a really great cook and yet don’t have any extensive training in the kitchen who can make good food and recipes to served but I’m a food lover and I’m much really hunger, craving for food and good recipes for me to search and look for. When it comes to cooking Filipino’s are the best. And as a Food Fanatic I’d research some recipe which can help me prepare and serve it to my friends and family.
So, I decided to look for a great dish which my Grandmother really loves and that would be “Pork Sinigang”. I can still remember how she prepares the ingredients and the things needed to serve a great dish like “Pork Sinigang”. She usually use fresh squeezed tamarind or lemon to make it more tastier and sometimes she will just use a 1 sachet of Knorr Sinigang Mix if ever she forgot to buy some lemon in the market.
So, for my own version of “Pork Sinigang” I’m going to go for much an easy way of serving and preparing this great dish. So, here it is! Let’s started cooking but first I’m going to need my apron.
2 Lbs of Pork Belly cut in 2 in. cubes
1 Small radish cut in 2 in. small pieces
1 Medium Onion sliced thinly
1 Small tomato diced
1 Cup of String Beans cut in 2 in. length
3 Cups of Water Spinach
2 pcs. Of Finger Peppers
1½ Packet of Knorr Sinigang Mix
1 Tsp. MSG (Vetsin)
Salt to taste
1 Quarts of water
In a large pot add 1 quarts of water and bring to a boil. Next add pork, cover, and let it simmer for 3 minutes. Remove scum from the broth and then add onions, tomatoes, finger peppers, vetsin and the sinigang mix and let it cook for 10 minutes. Then add the radish. Cover, and let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Finally add the water spinach and add salt if needed and to make it tastier. Let it cook for three more minutes and its ready to serve to your friends and family.
I’m a Computer Programming graduate but doing programs and analyzing data is really stressful and sometimes make me feel nausea. So, now I engage myself in an environment or career where there could be a chance for me to excel and improve my technical writing skills aside from poetry.
Since, when I was in High School I really love doing essays and poetries because that was our lessons in English and Filipino, unfortunately I’m a very shy person and I don’t even have any courage to join the contest in our school, so instead of doing composition, essays and poetries I’d just simply divert my attention to other thing which is studying computer and solving analytical problems. And, now that there’s an opportunity for me to be a content writer I did not hesitate to be assessed and fortunately I am one of the blessed who have passed the assessment for S.E.O. I am now training in Sl BPO Incubation in Embarcadero de Legazpi but still I’m a bit ignorant in navigation and it was really a big hindrance for me to fully achieve my goals. Also, because of that hindrance I’m always been left behind by my co-trainees. Still, I’d never give up and never crossed my mind about quitting. Because it’s just like when someone puts a mountain in our path usually the first thing that were going to do is just sit, cry and feel miserable of what had happened instead why don’t we make an effort, set forth and climb it.
When I was young, the silliest notions seem to be the greatest achievements for me but when I grow older all that thoughts changed. Achievements cannot be measured by wealth or on how famous or how rich you are, but just being an ordinary person, who can make things extraordinarily. Great achievements require time. It comes only to those who were unafraid, to those who have courage to exert their strength against countless obstacles and have the perseverance and determination to accomplish their goals and finished what they have started to do.
I wholeheartedly believe it was all the small little things that I did the first couple of years in college that have built me up to where I am now. I’m a fresh graduate with a course of Computer Programming. Finishing my course would be a vital stepping stone in order for me to make my goals and dreams in life fully realized. There would always be the time that I feel weak, feels like I want to quit and give up everything that I worked hard for so long but still there are those people who make me feel stronger and never cease believing in my strengths and capabilities. So, in time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
And if I’d ever listen to those people who never believes in me, criticize me and who never understand my principles in life, I wouldn’t be able to go this far and never met my greatest achievement in life.