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Bringhe (Kapampangan Paella)

Bringhe is a Filipino version of paella and particularly it is a a Kapampangan paella since brighe or bringhi is a Kapampangan word.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Rice and Pasta Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bringhe kapampangan
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo glutinous rice
  • 3/4 kilo chicken fillet
  • 1/2 head garlic minced
  • 2 medium sized onions minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh turmeric peeled and grated
  • 3 cups thin coconut milk or dilute 2 cups of thick coconut milk with 1 cup water
  • 2 pcs bell peppers slice into strips
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 pc chicken bouillon cube optional
  • 1 Tbsp. patis
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • banana leaves wilted


How to Cook Bringhe:

  • Heat the banana leaves on the stove and heat all the areas of the leaves until wilted. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine chicken fillet with salt and pepper and mix until the chicken is well coated.
  • Put the glutinous rice in a basin and soak with water for 5 minutes. Wash and drain then set aside.
  • Heat cooking oil in a wok or a deep pan and sear or fry the chicken fillet until slightly brown. Set aside.
  • In the same wok, add more cooking oil and saute garlic and onion until the onions are soft.
  • Then add the turmeric and saute for a few seconds. Add patis and let it simmer for a while then stir.
  • Add in the bell peppers, raisins, and bouillon cube and saute again for a few seconds.
  • Then put the glutinous rice on the wok and stir until the ingredients are well blended.
  • Add in the chicken fillet and stir again. Then pour the coconut milk on the rice mixture and stir.
  • Continue stirring until the liquid is absorbed by the rice and the mixture becomes slightly thick in consistency.
  • Prepare a pot and line it with the wilted banana leaves layer by layer. Then transfer the rice mixture in the pot.
  • Place a piece of banana leaf on the top of the rice to cover it. Then put the lid on the pot and turn on heat.
  • Simmer in very low heat for 30 to 45 minutes until the bringhe is cooked.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with sliced hard boiled eggs and sliced carrots.


Watch the Video on How to Cook Bringhe (Kapampangan Paella):