Filipino Words for Rice

There are more than seven words for Rice in the Filipino language

palay – unmilled rice
bigas – milled rice
kanin – cooked rice
lugaw – rice porridge
tutong – burned rice
bahaw – left over rice
sinangag – fried rice

In addition to these, there are Spanish derived rice dishes, such as paella, arroz caldo, and champorado, which are very common in the Phillipines. There are also local dishes, like “goto” and “puto”. Rice is an integral part of the Filipino diet. Food served without rice is typically not considered a meal by most Filipinos.

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