(Plain Rice Congee)

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.
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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 congee.

4. Serve immediately and add a few drops of fish/soy sauce and lemon juice.