It’s important to start the day with a balanced breakfast, especially when you’re a busy school kid in desperate need of fuel. In Pinoy households, this usually means one thing: rice bowls made with delicious ulam. Some of the most popular breakfast ulam include tocino, beef tapa, and the ultra-flavorful skinless longganisa.
Traditional Filipino longganisa has origins in Spanish cuisine and comes in dozens of variations, depending on the region of origin. At its simplest, longganisa is a type of spiced sausage made with ground pork. To make it “skinless,” the ground meat is rolled and shaped with wax paper or plastic wrap and not stuffed into hog casings. This style of longganisa is suitable for rice bowls since you can easily break up the logs into smaller pieces to mix with your other ingredients. No need to slice the ulam separately.
A balanced breakfast bowl covers all the essential macronutrients a kid needs to get through a big day at school. They’ll get their carbohydrates from the rice, protein and fat from the meat, and even some fiber from the added veggies. The best part is it all comes together in a single pan and makes multiple servings — enough for seconds and even an after-school treat!
Ingredients for Skinless Longganisa Fried Rice
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 pcs skinless longganisa, shredded
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 pc Knorr Chicken Cube
- 1 carrot, chopped
- ½ cup green peas or gisantes
- 750 g cooked rice (cold)
How to Cook Skinless Longganisa for Breakfast Bowls
Prepare the longganisa: Heat a medium pan over high-medium heat. Add some oil and fry shredded longganisa until cooked. Once the longganisa is crispy, remove from the pan, strain excess oil, and set aside.
Combine beaten eggs and ½ Knorr Chicken Cube until the bouillon is dissolved. Increase heat to high and add some more oil to the same pan. Stir eggs vigorously to create shreds.
Add carrots and green peas into the mixture. Add cooked rice and crispy longganisa. Add the remaining ½ Knorr Chicken Cube into the mix. Stir until all ingredients are well-incorporated. Serve hot.
Now you can make delicious rice bowls every morning! Tipid tip: leftovers make for amazing fried rice, so you can turn last night’s dinner into the next day’s yummy breakfast. Feel free to swap out the skinless longganisa for other breakfast proteins like corned beef, add different veggies like broccoli and corn, or cook the eggs according to your preference. If you liked this skinless longganisa recipe, try leveling up with a longganisa casserole or longganisa spaghetti next.