1. In a large casserole or wok, sauté garlic, onion, chicken, and pork. Cook until the meats are browned (about 10 minutes). Add patis, laurel, oregano and ginger. Cook for 5 minutes.
2. Add rice, ham, and bouillon cube. Stir continuously. Pour coconut milk, DEL MONTE Filipino Style Tomato Sauce and atsuete water. Cook covered over low heat for 15 - 20 minutes.
3. Add bell pepper and coconut cream. Cook covered for another 10 minutes. When rice is almost dry, cover with banana leaf until rice is fully cooked. To serve, garnish with egg slices.
After adding the patis, make sure to scrape the browned bits at the bottom of the pot. These bits are packed with flavor that will go into the rice. It is also important to scrape because these bits may burn during the long cooking.
This Bringhe recipe is rich in protein that helps repair body tissues, and iron which is needed in the formation of red blood cells that carry oxygen all over the body.