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Kalcag Rice

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Kalcag Rice or Calcag Rice is an Ilonggo style of fried rice stir fried with Kalkag (lightly salted tiny dried shrimps) and garlic



  • 4 cups leftover white rice
  • 1/2 cup kalcag
  • 2 stalks spring onions, chopped
  • 68 cloves garlic, pounded using mortar and pestle
  • oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Using your hands try to separate cooked rice into individual grains rather than big chunks, this will make your stir frying easy.
  2. Place a large wok in high heat, add enough oil to lightly cover the surface of your wok.
  3. If the wok starts smoking, lower the heat then add the garlic and fry until it turns golden brown.
  4. Add kalcag then stir fry for 2 minutes or until kalcag turns brown and becomes crispy
  5. Add the rice then continuously stir fry for 10 minutes.
  6. Place the chopped spring onions, give it a good mix.
  7. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Then serve.