How To Cook Burong Kanin

21 Oct

Sure, few readers of this post will make faces as there were few people who shun eating this dish. While others, due to culture barrier were alien to this dish.

Bought these two packs of “burong kanin” (fermented rice with fish) at my favorite vegetable stand in the town market. She told me, it was the same buro that they were cooking at home. And, it tasted fresh and good. I believed my “suki” :)

My “suki” veggie vendor told me that the key in achieving a great tasting buro is on how it is cooked. I didn’t fully grasped what’s in the cooking style she wanted to emphasize. I can tell that there’s nothing extra special in the way it was to be cooked.

  • Saute lots of minced ginger, garlic and onions in a pan.
  • Add the fermented rice.
  • Add half cup of water (to achieve a not-so-dry buro)
  • Season with fish sauce and a dash of ground black pepper.
  • Add sugar to balanced out the acidity (optional)
  • Let it simmer for 5-8 minutes. Adding water if necessary.

The finish product. Paired with grilled fish and boiled eggplant, or okra, or string beans…it is truly a “pinoy” dish.

Here’s my plate.

Inihaw na tilapia at nilagang sitaw na may sawsawang burong kanin.

Kain na!

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12 Responses to “How To Cook Burong Kanin”

  1. maiylah October 21, 2011 at 2:06 am #

    this is the first time that i’ve heard of burong kanin (where have i been all this time! lol)…would love to give that a try! :)

    thank you so much for sharing this “uniquely Pinoy” dish over at Food Friday, Imriz
    enjoy the rest of the week!

  2. Our Kitchen October 21, 2011 at 4:52 am #

    for sure i will eat this food…kalami ani uy..

  3. FoodTripFriday October 21, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    This is surely a carb overload, imagine ang ulam mo sa kanin, kanin pa rin, lol!

  4. Tetcha October 21, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    This is the first time I heard about burong kanin. I’d love to try this! Here’s my FTF entry:

  5. Sasha October 21, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    When my mom was still alive, she loved anything buro. Our relatives in Bulacan would make it for her naman. Sarap na sarap ang mom ko! :)

    Your post reminded me of her. Truly Pinoy talaga ang burong kanin. I don’t think meron nyan sa iba eh.

    Happy Friday!

  6. say cheese October 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    miss ko na to! nakakagutom…

  7. Cecile October 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    oh my goodnes! i miss buro so much! pinaglaway mo naman ako…wala dito nyan eh :-(

  8. MC October 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    HALA. May ganyang kanin pala? First time…

    Visiting you from FTF.
    Simple Dinner

  9. Kim,USA October 21, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    Omg at ako ay naglalaway dito hehe. ^_^


  10. Jenn October 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    I got to see some of these at the Sidcor Weekend Market, but because I am not accustomed to the food, I never considered buying it. Well, now I am interested of buying it because of this post. :)

    Hopping from Food Trip Friday.

  11. Jellybelly October 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    I’ve never heard of burong kanin but is sounds delicious :) Sawsawan pala! Visiting from FTF!

    The Twerp and I


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