This is a remake of one of my favorite Filipino comfort foods, Arroz Caldo.  Since I don’t eat a lot of rice, and although I used brown basmati rice for this recipe so a small portion feels good to me considering my “mix-type” metabolic type distinction (see below), I also added Brussels Sprouts, my 2nd favorite vegetable behind eggplant!

On the menu:  Chicken in Rice with Braised Brussels Sprout
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What you need:

  1. chicken thighs
  2. sliced ginger (5 wedges thinly sliced)
  3. 1 med onion
  4. 1 tbs chopped garlic for chicken, 1 tsp for Brussels
  5. 1 can organic low sodium chicken broth
  6. 1 cup rice — I used brown which may be sacrilegious to many Filipinos- so sorry to my peeps =/
  7. sea salt
  8. fresh pepper
  9. 4 tbs butter
  10. mushrooms
  11. Brussels sprouts

Put it together:

In large pot melt 2 tbs butter, add garlic, ginger, and chicken, season chicken with a little sea salt, brown chicken for a few minutes

Add 1 can broth, 1 1/2 cups water, whole peeled onion, rice, and mushrooms- bring to boil, then change to low simmer for about 1 hour for rice to cook and soak up liquids

In skillet, melt 2 tbs butter, add garlic, and Brussels to brown- then add 3/4 cup water, cover, and cook till tender.

This is a hearty meal, great for cold and rainy days to keep you warm! Enjoy 🙂

The macronutrient ratios for the Metabolic Typing Types:

Protein Type: 70% proteins & fats (40/30) / 30% carbohydrates

Carbohydrate Type: 60% carbohydrates / 40% proteins & fats (25/15)

Mix-Type: 50% carbohydrates / 50% proteins & fats (30/20)

*In General: Protein Types should avoid Gluten, Protein & Mix-Types should have high fiber, low-to-medium starch carbs, and sprouted grains.

*There is no calorie counting in the Metabolic Typing Diet. Reason being, if you eat for your body type, your body will know when to stop.  No over-eating.  No cravings.  No depriving.

*When it is available, try to buy grass-fed, free range, organic, and sustainable, local farm grown food; certainly no GMO. Click and read why and what are the most GMO products!

Go buy The Metabolic Typing Diet book and take the test to find out what you are!

Now learn  what happens to your food after you swallow it

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About Jeanne Floresca - EFT & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner

Jeanne Floresca is a Certified Matrix Reimprinting & EFT Practitioner and helps people find health, happiness, and love through self-healing. She also loves to write about ageless living, natural beauty, and mindful wellness. Find her at or

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