Recipe for Steamed Rice ala Cebu Style

Enjoy cooking this delicious and saucy pork steamed rice at the comfort of your home. This steamed rice with meat topping is a great recipe during family days.

Recipe for Steamed Rice ala Cebu Style
Left-over Pork Quick and Easy Savory

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Steamed rice is a unique dish where fried rice is topped with sauce made of pork, spices and more. It is then steamed in a rice cooker. In this recipe, we used pork as its topping. If you have left-over rice, you can use that rice in making this dish as well.

When is it typically served?

Steamed Rice is a popular dish. Due to its high demand and popularity, steamed rice is now served in a lot of restaurants all over the world, especially in Asian countries. This dish is typically eaten during a typical meal at lunch or dinner. You can also get served with this steamed rice during special occasions like fiestas.

Kitchen Utensils You Need

You will be needing the following kitchen utensils in making the famous steamed rice ala Cebu style.

  • Cutting board
  • Cutting knife
  • 2 frying pans
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spatula
  • Serving bowl

Primary Ingredients for Steamed Rice ala Cebu Style – Rice.

From the name itself, the primary ingredient of this dish rice. It is first fried then topped with a delicious sauce. Rice is the common staple food by mostly households around the globe. You can buy this at almost any store nearby your place like convenient store, supermarket and malls. Rice actually provides 20% of the world’s dietary energy supply. It is in fact helpful in maintaining a good health since it contains nutrients that can improve nervous system health, reduce cancer risks, prevent obesity and it is a good source of protein. No wonder it is considered a staple food by a lot of people because of the nutrients it brings with it.

Interesting Facts

  • Rice is grown in every continent except Antarctica.
  • All white rice starts as brown rice. It is the removal of bran, germ, and husk during the milling process that reveals the white rice.
  • A white rice that is uncooked is still edible for as long as 10-30 years.
  • Japan is known to be the source of its high-quality rice.
  • In the Philippines, Ifugao people has been planting rice and vegetables for many generations in a place called "Banaue Rice Terraces" which is considered by Filipinos as the Eighth Wonder of the World. It is one of the main attractions of the Philippines due to its beautiful and well-taken care terraces.
  • More than half of the population worldwide eats rice as part of the daily calorie intake, may it be in the form of steamed rice, fried rice, regular rice paired with viand, and many others.

Tips and Tricks

  • Transfer the fried rice in a ceramic bowls or heat resistance bowls then top with the pork sauce then steam for about 10 minutes.
  • You can use leftover rice in making steamed rice.


  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 egg
  • soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 250g pork, cubed
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • constarch slurry
  • ginger juice
  • green peas
  • 250g shrimp, peeled and deveined (optional)
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, combine cooked rice, egg and soy sauce.

    Recipe for Steamed Rice ala Cebu Style
  2. Cook in a frying pan until the rice are separated.

    Recipe for Steamed Rice ala Cebu Style
  3. For the sauce, sauté onions and garlic until light brown. Add the pork and mix.

    Recipe for Steamed Rice ala Cebu Style
  4. Add 2 cups water, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

    Recipe for Steamed Rice ala Cebu Style
  5. Add the slurry, soy sauce, sugar, ginger juice, green peas and shrimp. Mix well and season with salt and black pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes. In a serving bowl, put in the rice and top with the pork sauce. Serve hot and enjoy !

    Recipe for Steamed Rice ala Cebu Style

That’s it! You are now all covered in making a delicious Steamed Rice ala Cebu style. Make it special by adding more recipe. It will surely become a new favorite by your loved ones because of its tasty sauce that are enriched with spices and flavors of the pork as well as the shrimp. Try this at home and it will surely satisfy your family’s cravings and make them more than a 100% full.