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If there’s one food we Pinoys can’t get enough of, it’s rice. As you can see from all the hit rice-all-you-can promos out there, it’s practically a vital part of our nationwide culinary habits. Still, you've got to admit that sometimes, plain ordinary rice can be boring. We need that extra kick to spice up our meals, and adding some not-so-secret ingredients into your basic cooked rice can be enough to satisfy our gastronomic desires.

Read on for eight easy ways to make our favorite sticky white stuff (not that, pervs!) extra fun!


FRIED RICE

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Let’s start with the super basic fried rice recipe: sauté a few cloves of garlic in some butter or oil, dump in your leftover rice, and stir in a bag of mixed vegetables (defrosted, of course). Add some seasoning, transfer to a dish, and you’ve got yourself a tasty starter!

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YANG CHOW FRIED RICE

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Level up your basic fried rice by giving it a Chinese twist! Swish a bit of oil around a wok, sauté some garlic and green onions, add in some Chinese sausage bits and chopped salted fish, and throw in some rice, green peas, and scrambled eggs. Season with soy sauce, and you’re all set!

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JAVA RICE

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How about some Java Rice for a really Asian touch to your dish? Stir-fry a small red onion in some annatto oil, throw in some red bell peppers and garlic, add a dash of curry powder and chili powder, and cook some longganisa and chopped green bell peppers in the mix. Stir in some cooked rice, mix well, add some green peas and a sprinkle of shrimp powder, salt, and pepper, and serve. Yum!

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ALIGUE SEAFOOD RICE

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Aligue is one of those foods that you just can’t get enough of even though it’s so, so, so damn sinful. Lessen your guilt a bit by adding it to your rice: sauté some garlic and onions, add a few teaspoons of aligue, and toss some cooked rice in the mix. Serve it with some seafood for a meal King Triton would be proud of!

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BAGOONG VEGETABLE RICE

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You know what’s tastier than the bagoong-green mangoes combo? Bagoong in rice! The best part is that this delicious dish is so easy to make. Fry a generous handful of liempo pieces in some sautéed garlic and onions, add rice and your bagoong, and you’re pretty much ready to go!

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KIMCHI FRIED RICE

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Give your kanin a Korean kick with some kimchi! Fry some bacon in a wok, add two cups of kimchi, and mix in your cooked rice. Stir the whole thing until the rice turns orange, and season your masterpiece with some salt, sesame oil, and butter.

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JAMBALAYA RICE

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Jambalaya Rice is guaranteed to be an instant hit in parties. Simply sauté some garlic, onions, two green bell peppers, and two Hungarian sausages in a pan, then add four cups of cooked rice and a fourth of a cup of tomato sauce. Toss the rice, and add some water in case it dries up. Add a tablespoon of Cajun seasoning, and you’ve got yourself a fiesta!

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TINAPA FRIED RICE

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Tinapa and rice is a great way to jumpstart your day. It’s a no-brainer: Just cook some tinapa flakes in a pan with minced garlic, toss in some cooked rice, and serve your no-brainer concoction topped with a mix of salted eggs, tomatoes, onions, ginger, and cilantro.

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