Hot and filling: Soups to warm you up on cold, rainy days (GMA News Online)

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(This feature was published in GMA News Online last August 12, 2015)

If summer is synonymous with ice cream, then the rainy season is all about hot soups. There’s nothing more satisfying than slurping warm broth on a cold and rainy day—at least, for me. It’s just a nice pick-me-upper on a gloomy day. That’s what comfort food is all about, after all. Here are some of my favorites. What are yours?

Arroz caldo

I remember eating arroz caldo whenever I would get sick as a young child. My mom would feed me this hearty porridge made with rice and chicken because it had a light flavor and was easy to eat. It’s basically the Filipino version of the Chinese congee.

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