It’s been two weeks since Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) devastated some provinces in the Visayas, here in the Philippines. Even before the super typhoon have landed on our shores, the people were already warned of the potential magnitude of this typhoon. We were used to typhoons every year but we were not expecting the worst to happen to our country.
Congee or “Lugaw” in Tagalog is one of my favorite comfort food during rainy days. Its a hearty meal, even if it’s just a plain congee. My mother usually serves it when I’m sick, and for some reason, I always feel better after having one bowl of this hot porridge. It can be served plain or with any type of meats and even vegetables added into it but I prefer the chicken congee. For this recipe, I use brown rice but you can substitute it with white rice if you prefer.
She is Joyce Jimenez, 11 years old from Barangay Luzon, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental, Philippines. Her voice is so amazing and pure, her rendition of the song was so beautiful, I almost felt like crying while listening to her. I bet one of these days, she will be invited on the Ellen DeGeneres show.