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CHAPTER 1 THE RESEARCH PROBLEM & ITS SCOPE

Introduction
"Cutting stalks at noon time Perspiration drips to the earth Know you that your bowl of rice Each grain from hardship comes?"
-(Cheng Chan-Pao, Chinese philosopher)

Rice is the most consumed food on Planet Earth. The seeds of the rice plant are first milled using a rice huller to remove the chaff (the outer husks of the grain). At this point in the process, the product is called brown rice. The milling may be continued, removing the 'bran', i.e., the rest of the husk and the germ, thereby creating white rice. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice#Preparation_as_food, January 26, 2010) There are some countries with high annual rice consumption per capita (up to 130–180 kg, equal to 55–80 percent of total caloric source) such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam (Chang 2000). Even in most parts of Africa, rice is a secondary staple food next to cassava, yams, corn, and millet. However, in the following African countries rice is consumed as a staple food: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Madagascar, and part of Nigeria. By comparison with the rice production and consumption in Asian countries, Latin America is often overlooked. However, annual rice consumption in the following countries exceeds more than 32 kg per capita: Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic. Rice is the best cereal crop in terms of food energy per production area and is consumed in various forms, including plain rice, noodles, puffed rice, breakfast cereals, cakes, fermented sweet rice, snack foods, beer, wine and vinegar. Rice starch is used as a thickener in baby foods, sauces, and desserts or can be made Faculty Research April 2010

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into sweet syrup. However, most consumption of rice is as cooked rice served simultaneously with vegetable, poultry, beef, seafood, and other dishes. Rice as a comfort food is economical, delicious, nutritious, versatile, easy to prepare, and bland enough to pair with other foods. Rice is convenient to store on shelves in cupboards and pantries. In the Filipino culture just like the other cultures of the world, it is very hard to exaggerate the importance of rice. To the Filipinos, rice is a symbol of life itself. There are many sayings that demonstrate the status of rice. Some people commonly greet each other by asking "Have you had your rice today?" A person who loses his job is said to have had his rice bowl broken. And when you are a dinner guest it is considered bad manners not to consume every grain of rice in the plate or bowl. The Filipino eats rice at every meal. Mostly it is steamed, each kernel distinct from the other, with a flavor so mild it compliments almost any dish. But rice is so valued that other ways of eating it have been devised. It is steamed and then fried, fried and then sweetened, ground, sweetened and steamed, or used as stuffing for fowl or vegetables. It is even made into a potent wine for celebrations and rituals. (Centro Escolar University, 2009). The people of Negros Oriental have also a culture of their own about rice being the staple food in every Oriental Negrense family. Rice plantations abound all over the province apart from sugarcane and coconuts. The place is blessed with this food since it is rich in water resources which provide irrigation to the rice farms. White rice is common among the towns while upland rice as the red rice of the town of Zamboanguita in the south of the province and some other upland barangays and towns planting the same type of rice. The methods and practices among Oriental Negrenses might vary from town to town. The people of each town have their own practices and methods of Faculty Research April 2010

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cooking rice, making it into different delicacies distinctive of the aspirations and traditions of every town that comprise the province. This study provides an output of rice recipes distinct of being an Oriental Negrense. The rice recipes that will be featured at the end of this research work symbolize the uniqueness of the people of Negros Oriental as one people and as one community. Statement of Objectives This study is expected to achieve the following objectives: 1. To determine the rice cooking practices of the people of Negros Oriental. 2. To determine the methods used by Oriental Negrenses in cooking rice. 3. To identify what type of rice recipes are produced out of the cooking practices and methods used; and, 4. To find out what other ingredients are added in the methods of preparing rice recipes. Significance of the Study This study is important because its findings can be used in promoting the culture and traditions of the people of Negros Oriental. Specifically, the results of the study will benefit the following: The University. Research findings will guide the university in boosting the Hotel and Restaurant Management program. Provincial Government. The result of this study will provide impact to the province’s efforts in strengthening local tourism and provides avenue to implement Faculty Research April 2010

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programs related to cultural and community programs and projects particularly on rice production and rice-recipe promotions. Provincial/City/Municipal Tourism Office. The result will provide the officers and staff of the local tourism offices in Negros Oriental the necessary information about rice cooking practices and methods of the Oriental Negrenses particularly the methods and practices of their own city or municipality thus enabling them to make necessary steps to develop them. The Faculty. Research findings will provide additional inputs to teachers that will be used to increase students’ learning particularly on any Hotel and Restaurant Management subjects specifically on Culinary Arts module. The Researchers. The present study will interest the researchers of this study to study further the cultures and traditions of the people of Negros Oriental. Scope and Limitation of the Study The locale of the study comprises the different cities and towns of Negros Oriental specifically Dumaguete City, Tanjay City, Bais City, Bayawan City, Guihulngan City, Canlaon City, Sibulan, San Jose, Amlan, Pamplona, Mabinay, Manjuyod, Bindoy, Ayungon, Tayasan, Jimalalud, La Libertad, Vallehermoso, Valencia, Bacong, Dauin, Zamboanguita, Siaton, Sta. Catalina and Basay. The study was undertaken for two (2) semesters of SY 2009-2010 to ensure that the data gathered on the areas investigated are valid and reliable. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE A Brief History The precise origins of rice are lost to history, but experts believe the plant probably got its start in India. Certainly, archeological evidence indicates that the Faculty Research April 2010

the incidence of malaria had no impact on rice's status in China. Faculty Research April 2010 . Malaria was prevalent in southern Europe in the 1500's and 1600's. it has been a staple crop in the United States since the late 1600's. The Moors took rice with them when they invaded Spain. It is thought that the Greeks were introduced to rice when Alexander the Great brought it home with him from his travels to India in the 4th century BC. (The lack of similar references to rice in either Jewish scriptures or the Bible add to the case for rice originating in southern Asia). the domestication of rice triggered the rapid growth of the Philippines pre-colonial society. this meant northern Europeans were less than eager to make rice a staple in their diet. Speaking of the Mayflower. From there it quickly spread through southern Europe. 2009). (Centro Escolar University.000 BC have been discovered in Korea. Archaeological records show that rice cultivation took place in our country around 3240 +/. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. China is one of the countries that make up the rice bowl. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 5 southeast Asians were the first people to cultivate rice: artifacts imprinted with rice grains dating back to 4. and the Spanish in turn introduced the Italians to rice in the 1400's. The reason for this probably stems back to medieval times. Fortunately.or even French cuisine for that matter.160 BC. Needless to say. While rice wasn't one of the staples the Pilgrims packed on the Mayflower. an area that produces the majority of the world's rice. It is slightly older in Thailand which was dated at about 4000 BC.ST. and many people believed the swampy conditions needed for rice production contributed to the spread of the disease. In the olden times. There are several references to rice in Buddhist scriptures. Today. Rice soon spread outward from southern Asia into China and beyond. BANTAYAN. rice is not the first thing that springs to mind when you think of British cuisine .

When we think of China and rice the image that comes to mind are fields of rice paddies. brown rice has had only the hull removed. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. as are weeds that compete with the rice plants for the available water supply. with the former being the most common. The result is a much more nutritious dish. and then transplanted to an aquatic environment when they are about 25 30 days old. The rice seeds are first sown in beds. the better their chances of survival. Orzya sativa and Orzya glaberrima. If you are following a recipe that calls for long grain rice. Similarly. and need to use medium or short grain rice instead. The idea of transplanting seeds is very important to the success of rice as a crop. Chinese rice is different from rice grown in South Asia. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 6 More Information Rice is a member of the Graminae family. BANTAYAN. which produces fluffier rice. However. There are many local differences within this species. White rice has had both the bran and hull removed during the milling process. In fact. remember that rice grains have different absorption rates Faculty Research April 2010 . parboiled white rice has been processed before milling and thus retains most of its nutrients.ST. For example. the Chinese were the first to develop the idea of growing rice in wet areas such as coastal plains and river deltas. and is enclosed by a hull. containing protein and several minerals. The shorter the period of time the rice seedlings are in this environment. A harvested rice kernel contains a bran layer. There are two species of cultivated rice. Rice Types The Chinese normally use long grain rice. Lack of water supply is a frequent problem for Chinese farmers. the separation of Australia from New Guinea when a land bridge disappeared means that Australian rice has its own unique characteristics. By contrast.

A layer of bran covers the rice grains. red rice is a member of the glutinous rice family. It is not considered to be very edible. Luh (1991). BANTAYAN. processed foods. Detailed methods and recipes for rice food preparations were described by Bor S. a reader who shared his experience living in Laos and northern Thailand. Two less well-known types of rice are black rice and red rice. as it is believed to help lower cholesterol levels and improve blood circulation. Thai and Filipino desserts. In China. but there is a great deal of interest in the potential health benefits of red rice extract. and Bor S. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 7 and adjust the amount of water accordingly. (http://chinesefood.com/library/weekly/aa081399. Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid (1998). People take the steamed rice and knead it in a ball. particularly the purplish-black variety. Faculty Research April 2010 . Like red rice. Grown throughout Asia. and then steamed. It is then dipped in one of the courses and you use a finger to collect some of the course. You'll often find it in health food stores. However. in other parts of Asia it is used in place of regular rice. black rice is also a type of sticky rice. (In this case you would reduce the amount of water by 1/4 to 1/2 cup per cup of rice).htm. black rice is considered to have numerous health benefits. Grown in China and Thailand. and brewer's use.about. 2010 Preparation and Consumption Rice consumption falls into the following three categories: direct food use. (Glutinous rice is available at most Asian grocery markets). the rice is soaked for at least two hours. Sri Owen (1993). February 12. Black rice is used mainly in Chinese. For example. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. giving them a brown or blackish color. where glutinous rice is a staple food. Luh (1999). glutinous or "sticky" rice is used mainly for snacks and sweets.ST.

It is grown in shallow waters and has medium to long grains and a nutty flavor. It is customary to wash rice before cooking to remove dust. husks. is of high quality. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 8 Direct food use. which should be cooked by steaming. Arborio rice has large tan grains with central white dots and. Therefore. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. Rice is cooked by heating (either boiling or steaming) soaked rice for full gelatinization of the kernels and evaporation of excess water. including vitamins and minerals that were added before packaging by fortification or enrichment. can be used to make risotto. but the parboiled rice produced in the United States now. Non-glutinous rice is somewhat transparent and is less sticky than glutinous rice when cooked. Juliano (1985) indicated that rice cooking methods vary with different countries. American wild rice is a coarse grass (not a true rice by taxonomy). boiling. and steaming method. or parboiled rice. Rice is easy to prepare. People in the Middle Faculty Research April 2010 . baking. basmati. There are some rice varieties with an attractive aroma. frying. chewy texture. Either uncooked rice or fully cooked rice combines well with other protein-rich foods such as meat. such as by the company Uncle Ben's. BANTAYAN. rice has gained popularity as "the pasta of the 1990s" in the West. and other impurities. and eggs because rice is bland in flavor and carries the flavor of the mixed ingredients. because of its creamy. and now has become more and more popular in the United States and Canada. has a soft texture for the human palate and stomach. Parboiled rice was originally produced in Asia. and has the ability to absorb flavors while retaining its texture. roasting. Both the short-grain japonica and the long-grain indica rice include non-glutinous and glutinous types. insects. absorption method. cheese. Generally there are three rice cooking methods: large-amount-of-water method. but not for Thai jasmine or japonica rice with low amylose content. Americangrown rice does not require washing or rinsing before cooking because these "cleaning" processes further remove nutrients. fish. Rice cooking methods also include rinsing. and pressure-cooking. such as basmati. poultry. The lot-of-water technique is good for arborio.ST.

vegetables. Ecuador. while rice is cooked with water and oil in Brazil. Americans often add salt. including pork. soaking. R. Rice can also be cooked with certain amounts of water and meat. drying. Cambodian kralan is steamed rice mixed with grated coconut and beans. Conversion and Malek Faculty Research April 2010 . For example. and sometimes with yogurt. butter. It involves the treatment of grains in cold water and then hot water with low pressure. and the Philippines. People in China. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 9 East lightly fry rice before boiling. Sri Lanka. Brazil. and Peru. Pakistan.ST. steeping. seafood. Chile. or other additions in clay pots or high-pressure metal pots to make thin or thick congee (or juk) or gruel (okayu. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. shrimp. color sorting. Some countries. The leftover rice is good for stir-frying into egg fried rice with chopped carrots and the like. such as France. currently. The treated rice can be dried by the steam or sun. chicken. Japan. and finally packaging. BANTAYAN. and Japan add extra water to cook rice into porridge (thick gruel) or congee (thin soup). such as the H. Korea. Mexico. Thailand. or margarine to soaked rice. Rice can be kept as long as five days in the refrigerator. and Italy. Rice can be steamed in a bamboo steamer or. Problems of off-color and offflavor that resulted from conventional parboiling procedures have been overcome by various inventions. Parboiling changes rice starch from the crystalline form to an amorphous form by a series of procedures including cleaning. Malaysians steam glutinous rice with mixed meat in a bamboo joint over a fire. add rice to cold water for cooking. in Japanese). Iranians steam rice with oil or with butter. Mixed steamed rice also varies among countries. Presoaking is a common practice in India. grading. Burma. Steamed rice is preferred in some countries because more vitamins and minerals are retained. steaming. Rice can be cooked with curries (in India and Malaysia) or sauce (in the Philippines) or combinations of various ingredients. milling. Korea. the United States. Detailed descriptions of recipes from different countries for cooked rice are provided by Virmani (1991). Germany. Parboiled rice: Parboiling is popular in India. in an electric metal steamer. tempering. Steamed rice can be served plain or mixed with other ingredients. and vegetables (in China) (Boesch 1967).

The medium-and short-grain rice varieties are preferable to the long-grain type for making rice bread. parboiled rice gelatinizes the starch and makes better consistency. made by adding 10 percent rice flour to wheat flour. the flour particle size. higher retention of nutrients after milling. For example. and additional cost (De Datta. H.ST. the softer and more sticky the rice flour becomes when the same amount of water is added. and better vitreousness of the kernel. nonfat dry milk. snack foods. Grist. and waffles. 1987). DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 10 Processes (D. greater hardness. Therefore. as some people are allergic to these flours. Rice bread is a good substitute for other gluten-containing cereal flour. pancakes. a composite baking flour. 1986). and better resistance to insect and fungus infestation. The main disadvantages of parboiling include greater rancidity during storage. greater difficulty in milling. water. washing.) Yuan zi is fried with vegetable oil or thoroughly cooked in boiling water and served with sugar or other condiments. unbaked biscuits. less breakage in milling. yeast. and the recipe for the fillings. It is made from glutinous rice flour and water by adding sweet or savory fillings to the rice dough. longer cooking time. Rice-flour products: Rice flour does not contain gluten and therefore its dough cannot retain gases during baking as wheat flour does. (The higher the amylopectin content. rice flour is widely used in making baby foods. breakfast cereals. Rice-flour products are exemplified by the following foods: yuan zi (or tong yuan) is a popular food in China. and cooking. Faculty Research April 2010 . and other additives. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. is used to make pastry products in Italy. Also. which makes it possible to store the rice for longer periods of time. Formulation is important in making rice bread by adjusting the levels of sucrose. BANTAYAN. Major advantages of parboiling over ordinary milling include easier dehulling. The quality of yuan zi preparation depends on the amylopectin content.

To add flavors and color to rice crackers. and drying. The rice cracker is a typical rice snack. meat or chicken. and aroma. green vegetables. various ingredients can be added for more flavor. The production process involves washing. steaming. The Japanese soft rice cracker made from glutinous rice is called arare or okaki in comparison with the less popular and tougher senbei (the rice cracker made from non-glutinous rice). the following ingredients are often added: seaweed. kneading. salt. sesame. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 11 Processed foods. and other Asian countries.They are often made from glutinous rice because of its sticky characteristics and easy expansion into a porous texture. cutting. rice should be fully cooked with butter. seasoning. soy sauce. refined oil should be used for oil-fried crackers. cooling. sen mee in Thai. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. BANTAYAN. and other ingredients. sugar. it can be stored up to two years. drying. flavor. and spices. kneading. grinding. To make rice fries. The production of rice crackers is now developed as a continual process that takes place within 3–4 hours. non-glutinous rice also can be used for making some rice snacks. However.ST. grinding. Before steaming. Mi fen is served with water. such Faculty Research April 2010 . In Asia. food pigments. Rice cakes: Rice cakes are popular in China. In Thailand. mung bean is added to rice to make a special rice noodle called fung-shu (or tong-fun) that is more resistant to texture changes during reconstitution. Mi fen is often produced from nonglutinous rice by soaking. rice noodles are consumed in soups or as snacks. If dehydrated. and packing. texture. and harusame in Japanese. Rice noodles: Rice noodles are called mi fen in Chinese. They can be made either from glutinous or non-glutinous rice by soaking and steaming. high-quality. Moreover. red peppers. and other seasonings. Rice fries can even compete with the French fries made from potatoes because rice fries have a crisp exterior crust and fluffy interior. baking. Rice snacks: Rice snacks have an attractive taste. steaming. pounding. Japan.

To make puffed rice cakes. There are two main categories of zong zi: chien zong and rou zong. sugar. It is often used to make rice cakes. Fresh raw fish used in sushi include tuna. such as sesame seed. millet. For better taste and flavor. crushed radish. the same as chimaki in Japan. can also be made from non-glutinous rice. Puffed rice cakes are popular in China and the United States because they are rich in taste. monosodium glutamate. It is produced either from glutinous rice or from nonglutinous rice. squid. should be added to brown rice. soy sauce. Other ingredients include mushrooms. In Japan. bound with string. fried garlic. The difference between chien zong and rou zong is that pork or ham and other ingredients are added to rou zong to enrich the flavor and nutritional value. Vegetables such as cucumber and seasoning gourd also can be put in the middle of the rolls. The main production procedures involve soaking. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 12 as sugar. bonito. sherry wine. The Chinese rice cake zong zi. sushi is a rice cake or rolls or cube topped with raw fish or other delicacies and served with wasabi (Japanese horseradish). black pepper. salt. and salt. and Vietnam. a special cake in China). monosodium glutamate. kneading. fermented rice cakes. shrimp. crushed mung bean (for lu du gao. some minor ingredients. wrapped in bamboo leaves to form a tetrahedron. which Faculty Research April 2010 . PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. Laos. low in calories. and free from cholesterol.ST. is made from glutinous rice and soda ash. northern Thailand. and shellfish. Neng gao or nian gao (mochi in Japanese) is also a special rice cake for the celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. BANTAYAN. and shrimp meat. and packing. steaming. cooking oil. and served with honey or sugar. Glutinous or waxy rice is very sticky when cooked and is mainly consumed in northern Burma. However. and crushed taro. neng gao is sometimes sweetened with sugar or enriched with lard and cinnamon flour. such as fakau in China and bibingka in the Philippines.

Indian consumers sweeten rice pudding with palm sugar. draining. This rice has a long storage life of one to two years. For example. and other countries. Completely precooked rice requires no further cooking. Sushi usually is served with rice vinegar and soy sauce (shoyu). Canned and frozen rice: For convenience of consumption. and other rice cakes are made in the Philippines. Faculty Research April 2010 . suman. boiling. and freezing. quick-cooking rice often requires five to fifteen minutes for cooking. canned rice is sold by wet pack and dry pack. expansion–pre-gelatinization. Rice puddings were served to the rich during the time of the ancient Romans. The preparation of frozen cooked rice includes soaking. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 13 are then wrapped with seaweed (nori). Quick-cooking rice: The preparation and cooking of conventional rice takes about one hour.ST. Korea. biko. Frozen rice also can be made into freeze-dried rice by sublimation under high vacuum. BANTAYAN. Quick-cooking rice mainly is produced by the soak-boil-steam-dry. To serve the frozen cooked rice. the United States. quick-cooking rice product is popular in developed countries. canned and frozen rice are produced in Japan. After precooking. steaming. However. Now. cuchinta (or kutsinta). puto. A delicious Chinese pudding is the Eight Jewel Rice Pudding. the United States. Rice puddings: Rice can be made into creamy puddings by mixing cooked rice with milk and sugar. rice should be precooked by gelatinizing the rice starch in water and/or steam and then dried. and other Western countries. and gun puffing methods. To produce quick-cooking rice. microwave heating is a common practice. rice pudding has become a popular dish for children. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. Now. freezethaw-drying. prepared from eight different kinds of fruit and steamed glutinous rice with honey. such as Japan. There are many other types of rice cakes made in Asia.

They commonly are fortified with minerals and heat-stable vitamins. drying. and dietary fiber components. fortifying. and shredded rice. and niacin or niacinamide. tempering. Because of the lack of continuity in processing. Like oat bran. Shredded rice is produced by washing. riboflavin. and other foods. drying. making extruded rice has high and continuous production rates. pasta. and ease of controlling product density. net protein utilization. Rice bran can lower serum cholesterol in humans and reduce Faculty Research April 2010 . and packaging. sugar. and suddenly releasing the high pressure. which breaks down starch into dextrin and oligosaccharides. Ingredients in this baby food include rice flour. and low crude fiber content. enriching. Rice-bran products: Rice bran can be sprinkled on a dinner salad or used as a major ingredient of ready-toeat cereals. such as niacin. tempering. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. BANTAYAN. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 14 Rice breakfast cereals: Some rice breakfast cereals require cooking before eating. rice oil. The starch is converted from crystalline to amorphous form by the addition of amylase. fruit is added to these precooked rice cereals. extruded. it is suitable for baby food. Although baby foods can be in the form of rice flour or granulated rice. Oven-puffed rice is made from short-grain rice with sugar and salt by cooking. cooking with high pressure in a sealed chamber or gun. Instead. precooked infant rice cereal is the most common use of rice for baby food.ST. The ready-to-eat breakfast cereals include oven-puffed. gun-puffed. great versatility in product shape. gun puffing is less popular in developed countries. laxative properties. Gun puffing is a traditional method and is still practiced in some Asian countries. glycerol monostearate (emulsifier). shredding. while others can be eaten directly. cooking. Sometimes. The procedure consists of heating. riboflavin. and packing. rice polishings. and pyridoxine. The key to making this type of cereal is ensuring the ease of reconstitution with milk or formula without forming lumps. dibasic calcium phosphate. Therefore. rice bran has high-quality protein. The production of extruded rice can be accomplished by extruding superheated and pressurized doughs. Baby foods: Rice has highly digestible energy. such as China. thiamine. baked products.

ST. Rice wine is distilled spirits having about 20 percent alcohol content. Nepal also has a slightly sweet rice wine called nigar. rice bran can be processed into rice oil of the highest quality in terms of cooking quality. Mucor. bleaching. or moisture-added or dry extrusion. Rice bran has 16–32 percent oil. including 78 percent of its thiamine. After these steps. the following treatments are necessary before it is processed as a food: indigenous lipase inactivation by parboiling. hemicelluloses (or pentosans). China has a long history of making rice wine. lactic acid. mukhuli in Korea. including palmitic. The bran also contains most of the vitamins in the rice kernel. BANTAYAN. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 15 the risk of cardiovascular disease and colon cancer. and 67 percent of its niacin. neutralization. Jiu qu. It is made from steamed glutinous rice. The major carbohydrates in the rice bran are cellulose. Rice bran has hydrolytic rancidity after milling. and starch. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. rice bran oil has greater stability than any other vegetable oil. tian jiu niang is a popular mixture of rice grains. Therefore. alcohol. containing Rhizopus. oleic. and moonshine rice wine and ba-xi de (a glutinous rice wine) in Vietnam. degumming. and in some cases. 47 percent of its riboflavin. and other fatty acids. Faculty Research April 2010 . Brewer's use: Rice alcohols include rice beer and rice wine. Oil extraction can be carried out with a variety of solvents using a hydraulic press or specially designed extractors before refining by dewaxing. yeast or bacteria. Monilia. and sugar. and deodorization. Aspergillus. In China. lao rong in Thailand. which is usually served at weddings and other annual rituals. or other alternative methods. and fatty acid composition. is used to ferment the steamed rice. shelf life. winterization. Rice oil also can be used in cosmetics and paints. Therefore. linoleic. such as wang tsiu ("Shao Shing rice wine"). Other rice wines include tapuy in the Philippines.

and Psychopharmacological Value Rice ranks high among the most nutritious foods available because brown rice provides high levels of fiber.. growth retardation. Some health problems. Nutritive. Recent studies have indicated that rice hull or bran contains antioxidants such as isovitexin (a C-glycosyl flavonoid). and sake's yeast. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. koje. marasmus. Sakamai or shinpakumai rice should be selected for sake production for better quality because of its high starch content and its large and soft grain. lysine. and about 160 calories per cooked cup. vitamin E. a trace of fat. setting. calcium. Sake should be preserved in a cool and dark place without any exposure to light and open air. Another important ingredient is the spring water. water. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 16 Sake is a brewed alcoholic beverage having 14–16 percent alcohol content. Furthermore. aging. The processes to make sake can be summarized as the following: (1) saccharification: conversion of the starch in cooked rice into glucose with koje or koji. heating. such as beriberi (thiamin deficiency). and vitamin A deficiency. Koje are microbes similar to those used in the production of cheese. (2) fermentation: conversion of the rice sugar into alcohol by sake's yeast. iron. Sake is made from highlypolished rice. certain B vitamins. Rice can be included in a weightloss diet because it has no cholesterol. and bottling. and (3) further steps including filtration. and miso (soy bean paste). complex carbohydrates. can Faculty Research April 2010 . Health-Related. and it has been demonstrated that rice bran oil can lower both the total and the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in nonhuman primates (Nicolosi et al. BANTAYAN. The production of sake began in third century Japan. and phosphorus. shoyu (soy sauce). which leads to rich flavor. Fermentation for 20–25 days (three or four times longer than the fermentation in normal wine production) produces a balanced taste and fresh flavor from a wide variety of amino acids and low alcohol content (8–15 percent).ST. many fewer people are allergic to rice than to wheat or other cereals. 1990).

The Chinese also believe that rice mixed with honey butter and water can build energy and blood and counter emaciation and other disorders (Wood. February 23. it can help relieve mental depression. and boiled rice "greens" are used as an eye lotion in Malaysia. and minerals are removed. Glutinous rice is believed to strengthen the kidneys. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY This part of the study is composed of research method. data gathering procedures and statistical treatment of data. Rice oil is believed to reduce the likelihood of ischemic heart disease.com/topic/rice-as-a-food. and stomach because of its easier digestion compared to regular rice. The Chinese believe that rice can increase appetite and cure indigestion. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 17 result from consumption of only white rice. rice is believed to have medicinal uses. 1999). research respondents. 2010) Although not scientifically proven.ST. research instruments. A thick paste made from rice grains and water is used in India for massage for curing arthritic pain. vitamins. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. spleen-pancreas. BANTAYAN.answers. Rice starch can substitute for glucose in an oral rehydration solution for infants suffering from diarrhea caused by a spleen-pancreas deficiency (Juliano. from which a portion of the proteins and most of the fat. Research Method This study will use the quantitative survey method. Since rice is low in sodium and fat and free of cholesterol. Powdered rice is used to treat certain skin ailments. research procedures. Random sampling is being done in every town or city. 1985). Rice bran (tiki-tiki) is used to cure beriberi in the Philippines. (http://www. Rice water (a decoction of rice) is prescribed as an ointment for skin inflammation. Faculty Research April 2010 .

23% 2.93% 2.93% 2.93% 2.93% 2. Ages of respondents vary from as young as 15 years old to as mature as above 60 years old and above.23% 2.19% 2.93% 2.23% 2. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 18 Research Respondents The respondents come from the different towns and cities in the province of Negros Oriental.93% 6.93% 2. Random sampling is used to determine the number of samples to be surveyed in each town. Catalina 8 Bayawan City 17 Basay 8 TOTAL 273 % 13.93% 2.93% 100% Faculty Research April 2010 .93% 2.93% 2.23% 2.93% 2.ST.93% 6.93% 2.93% 6. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. BANTAYAN.23% 2.93% 6.93% 6.93% 2.93% 2. Table 1 Distribution of Respondents N=273 Frequency Towns (f) Dumaguete City 36 Sibulan 8 San Jose 8 Amlan 8 Tanjay City 17 Pamplona 8 Bais City 17 Mabinay 8 Manjuyod 8 Bindoy 8 Ayungon 8 Tayasan 8 Jimalalud 8 La Libertad 8 Guihulngan City 17 Vallehermoso 8 Canlaon City 17 Bacong 8 Valencia 8 Dauin 8 Zamboanguita 8 Siaton 8 Sta.

practices. B. usual ingredients and favorite recipes of the respondents. After accomplishing all the questionnaires. BANTAYAN. common recipes. Every question asked in the questionnaire was being translated to vernacular and being explained to respondents before the researchers would write the respondent’s answer on the survey sheet. Respondents’ Profile – This section covers the demographic profile of the respondents including their address. age. tabulated. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 19 Research Instrument This research study used a questionnaire which was made up of two parts: A. sex. the data is properly arranged. the questions in this section are guided. occupation and civil status. tallied. Statistical tools that will be used are percentage and standard mean.ST. the researchers together with some volunteer HRM students from each town administer the final questionnaire to respondents. Research Procedures Foremost is to secure a permission to conduct the research study at the Office of the Research Director thru a written letter requesting permission thereof. analysis and interpretation. Moreover. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. Once approved. Statistical Treatment of Data The data will be treated in relation to what was asked in the specific objectives. The formulas read as follow: Faculty Research April 2010 . Guided Survey Questions – This section covers the questions to get facts regarding the various methods. analyzed and interpreted. These data will be tabulated. and is subjected to statistical treatment for presentation.

BANTAYAN. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 20 Percentage: ( Part / Whole ) x 100 Mean: X X Where: X = X = N = Mean Sum of Cases Number of Cases = N Faculty Research April 2010 .ST.

analysis and interpretation of the data gathered by the researcher.79% 10. BANTAYAN. usual ingredients that are being used by the respondents in cooking rice.5 respectively.00% Rank 1 5.5 2. common recipes. The following tables present the profiles of respondents in terms of: A. practices.64% 8. Faculty Research April 2010 .5 5.99% 10.ST.5 2. The first part presents the demographic profile of the respondents while the second part reveals the methods. both with the rank of 2.40% 8. This proves that most of the respondents are mostly adolescents which are mostly requested or trained by parents to cook rice for their family. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 21 CHAPTER II PRESENTATION. ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA This chapter has two (2) parts which constitutes the presentation.42% 100.79% 10.64 percent have ages 15-20 with the rank of 1 followed by almost 11 percent with ages of 26-30 and 36-40.93% 4.26% 8.99% 8.5 4 7 10 9 8 Table 2 above presents the ages of the respondents and also reveals that 25. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE.79% 2. Age Table 2 Age of Respondents N=273 Frequency (f) 70 24 30 24 30 28 24 8 12 23 273 Respondents' Ages 15-20 21-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-45 46-50 51-55 56-60 61-above TOTAL Percentage (%) 25.

DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 22 B. Most of the respondents that the researchers surveyed belong to a family.66% 50.ST.00% Civil Status Single Married Widow TOTAL The table above presents the civil status of respondents. Gender Table 3 Gender of Respondents N=273 Frequency (f) 209 64 273 Percentage (%) 76.56% 23. On the succeeding page is Table 5 which presents that data on the different occupations of the respondents. Hence.92% 8.44% 100.42% 100. Faculty Research April 2010 . PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. Civil Status Table 4 Civil Status of Respondents N=273 Frequency (f) 111 139 23 273 Percentage (%) 40.00% Gender Female Male TOTAL Table 3 reveals that majority of the respondents are females with almost 77 percent while male respondents is 23 percent. BANTAYAN. It reveals that majority of the respondents are housewives which comprised almost 30 percent of the total respondents or having a frequency of seventy-seven (77). Table 4 above reveals that majority of the respondents with 51 percent are married while almost 41 percent are single and almost 9 percent are widows. C. This is followed by students with the frequency of fifty-eight (58) or almost 22 percent with the rank of 2.

00% RANK 24.5 18.59% 0.13% 2.5 1 18.37% 0.52% 1.5 24.37% 1. Occupation of Respondents Table 5 Occupation of Respondents N=273 Frequency Occupation (f) Accountant 1 Bank Teller 1 Bookkeeper 1 Carpenter 3 Chef Cook 14 Driver 6 Entrepreneur/Businessmen 26 Farmer 3 Food server 3 Government Employee 15 House helper 7 Houseboy 2 Housewife 77 Husband at home 2 Labandera 3 Mall Manager 2 Marketing Manager 1 Nurse 3 Nursing Aid 1 Pensioner/Retired 7 Private Employee 3 Sales clerk 1 Saleslady 5 Seaman 2 Secretary 2 Student 58 Teacher 18 Teacher Aid 2 Vendor 4 TOTAL 273 Percentage (%) 0.73% 1. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 23 D.10% 5.73% 28.25% 6.73% 0.37% 2.49% 2.10% 0.10% 0.5 7. BANTAYAN.21% 0.73% 0.56% 1.10% 1.5 24.5 13 24.83% 0.5 13 6 9 3 13 13 5 7.5 10 In addition.5 2 4 18.56% 0.5 13 18.10% 5.5 13 24.10% 0.37% 1.5 10 18.5 18.37% 0. The occupations of the respondents are well represented in all walks of life. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE.37% 1.ST.47% 100.5 24. Faculty Research April 2010 .73% 1.52 percent of the respondents are entrepreneurs or businessmen with the frequency of 26 and with the rank of 3. Table 8 above reveals that 9.20% 9.73% 21.

ST. majority of the respondents with almost 80 percent or a frequency of 218 used the 1st line of their middle fingers as to the amount of water to be used in cooking 1-2 cups of rice.99% 12.76% 30 180 65. It begins with the best practices that the respondents apply when cooking rice up to the usual ingredients that are added to their rice recipes.00% 100.00% Based on Table 6 above.25% 21.93% 33 % 0. the first line of the middle finger served as the basis of measurement as to the amount of water to be used Faculty Research April 2010 . Still the table presents that in 5-6 cups of rice.85% 57.15% 0 112 41.00% 100.00% 100. With 3-4 cups of rice being cooked.09% TOTAL 100. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE.10% 10. BANTAYAN.98% Using Middle Finger 2nd line 3rd line % (f) (f) 55 20. Table 6 Practices Used in Measuring the Amount of Water needed to Cook Rice N=273 Cup(s) of Rice 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-above 1st line (f) 218 158 129 60 % 79. Some with 20 percent or a frequency of 55 said that in cooking 1-2 cups of rice they are going to measure the amount of water up to the second line of their middle fingers. It is very evident based on the survey that the people of Negros Oriental are using the lines of their middle fingers as basis for the amount of water to be used in cooking rice depending on what type of recipe they are cooking.00% 1. majority of the respondents or almost 60 percent said that they are using the first line of their middle finger to indicate the amount of water while 41 percent put water up to the 2nd line of their middle fingers. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 24 The succeeding tables present the second part of this research which is the guided survey questions.88% 47.03% 3 114 41. Table 6 below presents the practice used by the respondents in terms of the methods used of measuring the amount of water needed to cook rice.

37% Presented next is a graph which reveals if the respondents would stir the rice while the water is boiling to aid in fully-cooking the rice.ST. On the other hand. However.37 percent or only 1 respondent among the total respondents is using the 1:2 ratio meaning putting 2 cups of water in a cup of rice. The table also reveals a very little percentage of . there are respondents who are using other practices in measuring the amount of water needed to cook rice apart from the use of the lines of the middle fingers. Table 7 Other Practices Used in Measuring the Amount of Water needed to Cook Rice N=273 Other Practices 1:1 1:2 F 76 1 % 27. it means 3 cups of water and so on and so forth. BANTAYAN. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 25 with almost 48 percent followed by almost 42 percent of the respondents using the 2nd line of their middle fingers. Faculty Research April 2010 . the table indicates that the 2nd line of the middle finger is used as basis of the amount of water if there are 7 and above cups of rice with almost 66 percent.84% 0. Presented below in Table 7 are the other practices used by the people of Negros Oriental and it reveals that almost 28 percent of the respondents or with a frequency of 76 are using the 1:1 ratio meaning in every cup of rice is a cup of water which means for example if there are 3 cups of rice. The graph further reveals that there are also respondents who are using up to the 3rd line of their middle fingers as indicated on Table 6 from 3 and above cups of rice. Stirring is a practice which requires the use of a ladle made up of aluminum or steel or the shell of the coconut with a bamboo handle called “luwag” in vernacular. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. This suggests that there are respondents who are cooking porridge or “lugaw” since there is more amount of water.

73% 0.20% 0. BANTAYAN. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 26 Graph 1 Number of Respondents who Practiced Stirring in Cooking Rice 33% N=273 YES NO 67% Graph 1 above reveals that majority of the respondents said yes when asked with the question.37% 4. Table 8 Practices made when Rice being cooked is Half-cooked or Uncooked N=273 Practices to do if the Rice is Half-cooked or Uncooked Add hot water Add tap water Cook again Fry it Put a damp cloth on top of the cover Put banana leaf on top Put bondpaper on top of the cover Put fire on top of the cover Put plastic on top of the cover Put salt on top of the cover Put spoon/fork Stir it TOTAL Frequency (f) 106 77 4 1 6 2 1 1 1 60 1 13 273 Percentage (%) 38. There are situations in which the rice being cooked becomes half-cooked or uncooked.37% 2.21% 1. In this situation.00% Rank 1 2 6 10 5 7 10 10 10 3 10 4 Faculty Research April 2010 . PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE.83% 28.98% 0.47% 0.37% 21.76% 100. majority of the respondents or 67 percent stir the rice while the water is boiling in order to evenly cook the rice while the rest of the respondents or 33 percent just leave the rice while the water is boiling until cooked without stirring.37% 0. Table 8 presents the practices done by the respondents or the people of Negros Oriental on how to cook the uncooked rice. “Do you stir the rice while the water is boiling to aid in fully-cooking the rice?” As indicated on the graph above.37% 0.ST.

steaming and stirring it constantly.47 percent. Ranking 9th with a frequency of two (2) each or 5 percent include Faculty Research April 2010 .5 percent include boiling the water before putting the rice. frying the rice in order to cook it. Placing at the 4th rank which has each a frequency of three (3) or 7. Rank 3 is putting salt on top of the cover which reveals almost 22 percent or a frequency of sixty (60). This is a common practice to make the rice smells good and fresh to eat. other practices indicated on the previous table covering ranks 7 to 10 include putting banana on top of the cover.2 percent placing it rank 5. putting plastic on top of the cover. The reason behind this practice lacks scientific proof but is already considered as a way of life among the people. BANTAYAN. plastic and even banana leaf on top of the cover are unique practices to the Oriental Negrenses. In addition.33 percent add hot water to the uncooked rice with a rank of 1. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. and putting spoon/fork on the rice while cooking it with moderate fire. Ranking 4th or almost 5 percent is the practice on stirring the rice in order to get into the other portion which is not being cooked. removing cover while boiling. Presented on Table 9 on the next page are the other practices mentioned by the respondents. Others practiced by putting a damp cloth on top of the cover which has a frequency of six (6) or 2. This is being followed by the practice of adding tap water to the uncooked rice with almost 30 percent or rank 2. It’s a practice that has been passed on from generation to generation.ST. All these practices signify rice cooking culture in the southern part of Negros. Ranking first or almost 23 percent on the other practices is putting “pandan” leaves on the rice. placing banana leaf inside the kettle. putting bond paper on top of the cover. Putting salt on top of the cover has long been a practice among the people of Negros Oriental. Some folks have to cook again the uncooked rice and place it over the fire with the frequency of 4 or 1. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 27 Table 8 on the previous page revealed that majority of the respondents or 38. The placing of a piece of paper. This practice is a tradition and has become part of the culture among the Oriental Negrenses.

50% 2.ST.5 14. This practice is being done to make an even cook among the grains of rice inside the kettle.50% 2.00% 7.00% 5.5 4 14.” reduce the fire when boiling.5 9 14.50% 7.00% 2.5 4 1 9 4 4 4 9 9 9 14. using firewood. BANTAYAN.5 The practice of ‘tinughong” is being done when uncooked or cooked rice is being cooked again with more amount of water and being added with sugar to taste. The other practice which is the use of firewood in cooking is a common Faculty Research April 2010 . DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 28 “tinughong.50% 7.5 14.50% 22.00% 5. This is a tradition among Negrenses to warm their stomachs on a very early morning work as a substitute for expensive coffees.50% 5. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE.50% 5. Reducing the fire when boiling on the other hand will prevent overcooking and even undercooking.50% 7.50% 2. “Tinughong” is usually being eaten by farmers early in the morning before going to the farm.50% 100.00% RANK 14. using rice cooker and using charcoal.50% 5.00% 2. Table 9 Other Practices in Cooking Rice N=40 Frequency Other Practices (f) "Sinanduloy" 1 "Taphan" 1 "Tinughong" 2 Addding magic sarap 1 Boil the water before putting the rice 3 Bring the water to boil before adding rice 1 Hanging rice 1 Placing banana leaf inside the kettle 3 Put pandan leaves 9 Reduce the fire when boiling 2 Remove cover while boiling 3 Steaming 3 Stirring it constantly 3 Use firewood 2 Use rice cooker 2 Use charcoal 2 Washing rice 1 TOTAL 40 Percentage (%) 2.50% 7.

Adding ‘magic sarap’ to the rice is a practice being done lately to add taste to the rice. ”Taphan” is a practice to remove the husks of the rice grain and other sediments like small stones over the rice with the use of a “bilao”. Another significant practice is placing the water to Faculty Research April 2010 . “Magic sarap” is a food seasoning which contains ingredients to make the rice and other recipes taste better. Ranking 14. It is a street food and ideal to match with delicious pork ‘tocino’ and other dishes. BANTAYAN. Rice is being placed inside the heart-shaped coconut leaves and being placed inside a big kettle and allowing the water to boil until the ‘puso’ is being cooked. According to them. Putting stick at the center of the ‘puso’ will determine if the ‘puso’ is already cooked or not.ST. On the other hand. “Puso” is a traditional term of hanging rice which is being cooked with the use of young coconut leaves woven like a shape of a heart or “puso” in Tagalog pronounced as pu-so where the accent is on the middle of the word pu but hanging rice is pronounced as puso’ with the accent at the end of the word. These are edible leafy vegetables which contain high percentage of proteins and other minerals and very good substitutes of meat. According to the respondents.5 with a frequency of one (1) each or 2. “Bilao” is an oblong-shaped material made up of rattan or bamboo woven together where the rice is being put.” hanging rice (“puso”). adding ‘magic sarap. hanging rice or “puso” is a very common practice among the respondents.5 percent on Table 9 include “sinanduloy. cooking using firewood and even cooking using charcoal yield more tasty rice as compared to pressurized cooking using rice cooker.’ placing the water to boil before adding the rice. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 29 practice among people who want to cut costs in electric bills. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. An experience is needed to determine the cooked ‘puso’ or the uncooked one which further needs boiling under a small yet continuous fire. “Sinanduloy” is a rice cooking practice where vegetables are added on the rice when cooking especially with leafy vegetables like the saluyot and the malunggay. cooking with firewood or charcoal will produce “dukot” – a cooked rice which is brownish in color at the bottom of the kettle but it is very tasty especially when place and mix with a hot soup.” “taphan. and washing the rice thoroughly before cooking.

and among others. Finally. This is to ensure that the rice to be cooked is clean and safe for eating.73% 45. Table 10 on the next below presents the various methods used by the respondents in cooking rice. Faculty Research April 2010 . It reveals that boiling is the number one method used with the frequency of two-hundred sixty seven (267) or almost 98 percent. This is being followed by stirring with a frequency of eightythree (83) or almost 31 percent. These methods are being used by the respondents to be able to cook their favorite rice recipes which are being presented on the next table. Ranking 3rd with a frequency of one hundred twenty-three (123) or 45. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE.40% 11.72% 19. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 30 boil before adding the rice is commonly being done when cooking with more amount of rice particularly when there are events like fiesta. Table 10 Methods of Cooking Rice N=273 Frequency (f) 267 204 123 83 32 54 1 Percentage (%) 97.ST. Table 11 on the succeeding page presents the common rice recipes being cooked by the respondents using the different methods mentioned in the previous table and discussion.05 percent is the steaming method. 6 and 7 respectively.05% 30. Frying followed next with a frequency of two hundred four (204) or almost 75 percent. BANTAYAN. baking and soaking which correspond to ranks 5.80% 74.37% Methods of Rice Cooking Boiling (pabukalan) Frying (paga-sanlagon) Steaming (pasingawan) Stirring (paga-ukayon) Baking (paga-hurnohon) Grinding (paga-galingon) Soaking (paga-huluman) RANK 1 2 3 4 6 5 7 Other methods include grinding. washing the rice thoroughly before cooking is a universal practice.78% 0.

“Tsamporado” is ideal for breakfast and even during snacks time for the whole family.08% 79.53% 70.05% 15. it is very interesting to note based on the table below that almost 93 percent of the total respondents are cooking and eating “Tsamporado. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 31 The table reveals that cooking “champorado” is the most common recipe being cooked among the respondents.85% 69. and evaporated milk. It is also economical where even one cup of rice can fill the empty stomach of the whole members of the family. vanilla.57% 26. BANTAYAN.01% 35.75% 38. Furthermore.50% 78.” Table 11 Common Rice Recipes N=273 Frequency (f) 78 71 97 192 136 220 235 218 189 86 215 106 161 44 52 43 253 Percentage (%) 28. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. “Champorado” is a rice recipe using either glutinous (pilit) or plain rice with a mixture of a chocolate (tsokolate) or commonly called “tablia” from cacao seeds or from cocoa seeds with coconut milk.83% 58.ST.75% 92. sugar.59% 86.82% 80.97% 16.67% Common Rice Recipes Ampaw Aros ala Valenciana Bibingka Biko Bodbod Dinoldog Fried rice Kan-on/Luto Lugaw Palitaw Pospas Puso Puto Sinagaksak Sinanduloy Sushi Tsamporado RANK 13 14 11 6 9 3 2 4 7 12 5 10 8 16 15 17 1 Faculty Research April 2010 .23% 31. It has a frequency of two hundred fifty-three (253) or almost 93 percent of the total respondents.33% 49.12% 19.

New Year and even on birthdays. the common plain rice or “kan-on/luto” in the local dialect is placed only at rank 4 with a frequency of two hundred eighteen (218) or 79. ube. Usually it is being cooked with meat bones particularly the bones of chicken or beef and of course with meat plus other ingredients which will make the “pospas” very delicious to eat. it signifies that the family members will be closer to each other like ‘biko’ which is not only sweet but very sticky. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. It’s an ideal recipe for the whole family. black sugar known as ‘mascubado’. This rice recipe is usually being made up using glutinous rice with the use of coconut milk.08 percent is fried rice. Placing fifth on the rank with a frequency of two hundred fifteen (215) or 78. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 32 Next with a rank of 2 with a frequency of two hundred thirty-five (235) or almost 86. Filipinos really love sweet food and this craving for sweetness is being manifested by the local rice recipe known as “biko. gabi. The inclusion of ‘biko’ in the set of meals in every important family gathering becomes a tradition since ‘biko’ is a sticky food.33 percent with a rank of 6.75 percent is “Pospas or Arroz Caldo.85 percent.ST. other root crops and etc. BANTAYAN.59 percent. Faculty Research April 2010 .” “Pospas” is another porridge food which is best served when it is hot. The 3rd most common recipe among the respondents is “dinoldog” with a frequency of two hundred twenty (220) or 80.” and some added vanilla extract to make the ‘biko’ smells good and delicious to eat. This rice recipe is usually present in most occasions especially on Christmas Eve.” “Biko” has a frequency of one hundred ninety-two (192) or 70. ginger or “luy-a. However. Usually fried rice is being served in the morning among Filipinos. sago. “Dinoldog” is also a favourite delicacy among Negrenses which contain other ingredients such as banana (saging) particularly the ripe saba (pronounced sab-a). The “kan-on” or “luto” is the staple food among Filipinos where people usually eat with viands and soups. Filipinos cooked fried rice particularly on the rice which was a leftover from the previous meals and common ingredients added to fried rice are also presented later on the next table.

sinagaksak and sushi respectively. ‘Puso’ has a frequency of one hundred six (106) or 38.’) It is ranked 9th with a frequency of one hundred thirty-six (136) or 49. The Filipino family culture of being attached with each other and the longtradition of ‘pakikisama’ is being manifested with the common recipe known as ‘puso’ or hanging rice. sinanduloy. Ranks 11 to 16 include bibingka. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. “lugaw” has a frequency of one hundred eighty-nine (189) or 69. It is being cooked by boiling and as presented in the earlier discussion that it is being cooked using young coconut leaves in the form of a heart.’ However both yields are very delicious especially during dawn or morning. ‘Bod-bod’ is being cooked with a banana leaf. Almost everywhere in Negros Oriental we can find ‘puto. This ‘bod-bod’ is called ‘Bod-bod sa Tanjay. aros de valenciana. Commonly babies are being feed with “lugaw” and even elderly who can hardly chew food.” It is being cooked uysing glutinous rice or also called “pilit” commonly with “pilit puti” or “pilit tapol.’ lami gayud kanunay.” As their song goes. Another sticky food made up glutinous rice is bod-bod. palitaw. Based on Table 11.ST.83 percent with a rank of ten (10).97 percent is “puto. ‘Bod-bod sa Tanjay.23 percent with a rank of 7. BANTAYAN. Aros de Valencia is quite having expensive Faculty Research April 2010 . (‘Bod-bod in Tanjay is forever delicious. This rice recipe is commonly being brought over to picnics and parties because of its being handy. Bibingka and palitaw are common picnic food and ideal for snacks and every Negrense family cannot miss in every get together occasion. Placing 8th on the rank with a frequency of one hundred sixty-one (161) or 58. The ‘ampaw’ or puffed rice is very popular in Cebu particularly in Car-car but also a recipe in which the people of Negros Oriental are fond of. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 33 The presence of Chinese in Negros Oriental has contributed to the traditions and cultures of Negrenses particularly on their favourite food which is “lugaw” or porridge. One place in Negros Oriental called Tanjay City put ‘tsokolate’ over the ‘bod-bod’ which makes it very sweet and delicious to eat. ampaw.” ‘Pilit tapol’ usually yields a violet-colored ‘puto’ while ‘pilit-puto’ yields a white-colored ‘puto.82 percent. These recipes are indicative of the Negrenses’ creative and innovative cultures.” This rice recipe is best served with “tsokolate” and even with ripe mango.

is a rice recipe commonly served only during important occasions particularly with the affluent families or to those who can afford. These two recipes are common among towns in the province particularly to those families who are on the average class and specially those falling below the poverty line.36% 77. ‘Sinanduloy’ and ‘sinagaksak’ are native food in which the first is being cooked with the addition of leafy vegetables and even with young corn while the ‘sinagaksak’ is being cooked with added camote or ’balonghoy’ and other root crops.ST.78% 48.66% 91. Finally.62% 54.79% 55.43% 64.47% 86. Table 12 Common Ingredients Added to Rice Recipes Common Ingredients Added to Rice Recipes Ahos (garlic) Carrots Chicken Coconut milk Ginger Ginisa Mix/Magic Sarap Greenpeas Hotdog Karne (Meat) Kinagid Lubi Pepper Sago Salag-on Salt Sibuyas (onion) Sibuyas dahon Sugar Tsokolate Vetsin Water N=273 Frequency (f) 231 150 194 202 159 263 108 160 168 125 151 155 133 257 203 212 251 195 176 237 Percentage (%) 84. sushi. BANTAYAN.06% 73.34% 39.54% 45.81% RANK 5 17 10 8 14 1 20 13 12 19 16 15 18 2 7 6 3 9 11 4 Faculty Research April 2010 .14% 74.24% 96.72% 94.56% 58.95% 71.31% 56. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 34 ingredients but it’s a very delicious delicacy to serve.61% 61. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE.99% 58.94% 71.

94 percent among them used sugar as an ingredient. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 35 Table 12 in the previous page presented the various ingredients needed while cooking the various recipes presented in Table 11. Based on the total number of respondents.36 percent. BANTAYAN. biko and the like. bodbod.99 percent.Ginisa Mix/Magic Sarap with a frequency of 263. pospas. puto. Rank 3 – Sugar with a frequency of 251. it reveals that 91. Based on the table it reveals the following Top 10 ingredients arranged accordingly: Rank 1 . dinoldog. Ginisa Mix and Magic Sarap are competing brands of seasoning which when used produce a very seasoned taste of menu.62 percent. This reflects the fact that ‘tsamporado’ as the number 1 common recipe requires sugar as main ingredient. Rank 2 – Salt with a frequency of 257.66 percent. Faculty Research April 2010 . Thus. Rank 5 – Ahos (garlic) with a frequency of 231 or 84. It shows that only 94.51 percent used this ingredient. it shows that not all rice recipes require water as main ingredient. Rank 8 – Coconut Milk with a frequency of 202 or 73.ST. As reflected on its frequency. It is commonly used as ingredient of champorado. These mentioned recipes require the use of garlic to season the menu. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE.14 percent of the total respondents used salt. Rank 4 – Water with a frequency of 237. This also reveals that almost 97 percent of the total respondents are using this ingredient when cooking with rice recipes. only 86. This further reveals that not all of the respondents used salt in their recipes. This is also being followed by Rank 7 – Sibuyas (onion) with a frequency of 203 or 74. It shows that this ingredient reflects with the common recipes mentioned in Table 11 like fried rice. aros de Valencia and among others. Rank 6 – Sibuyas dahon with a frequency of 212 or 77.

50% 6. Table 13 below presents the other ingredients mentioned by the respondents apart from the ingredients listed in the survey questionnaire as presented in Table 12.00% Table 13 reveals the use of vanilla extract.25% 12.25% 6.50% 6.25% 6.50% 6.25% 12.25% 6.25% 12. rank 10 – Chicken with a frequency of 194 or 71. BANTAYAN. This is the best ingredient when cooking Aros ala Valenciana and pospas or arroz caldo.25% 6.ST.43 percent. Faculty Research April 2010 .25% 100.06 percent. Table 13 Other Ingredients Added N=16 Frequency Other Ingredients Added (f) Chilli Gabi Jackfruit Kalamansi Kangkong Oil Oyster's sauce Pandan leves Soy sauce Star margarine Ube Vanilla extract Young coconut meat TOTAL 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 16 Percentage (%) 6. Moreover. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 36 Rank 9 – Tsokolate has a frequency of 195 or 71. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. This ingredient is very much needed when cooking ‘champorado’ and being a side drink when eating ‘puto.25% 6. pandan leaves and kalamansi and among other ingredients as presented on the table as secret ingredients to make the rice recipes more delicious distinct of being an Oriental Negrense delicacy.25% 6.’ Finally.

Majority of the respondents have ages which fall within the bracket of 15-20 years old followed by 26-30 and 36-40 age brackets. 7.Putting pandan leaves on the rice constitutes 22. 4. 5. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Summary of Findings: This section presents the findings of this research: 1. 8. Majority of the respondents or 38. BANTAYAN. 2. 6. Faculty Research April 2010 . 9. 10.97 percent added hot water when the rice being cooked becomes uncooked.ST. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. Most of the respondents when cooking 7 and above cups of rice used the 2nd line of their middle fingers as to the amount of water to be used. Majority of the respondents are housewives with 28 percent followed by students with 21 percent and entrepreneur or businessmen with almost 10 percent. 3. There is a significant number of respondents of almost 28 percent who practiced the 1:1 ratio between cups of rice and amount of water to be used. Most of the respondents are females. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 37 CHAPTER 3 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS.50 percent of the respondents as another practice involved in cooking rice. 67 percent of the respondents practiced stirring in cooking rice. Majority of the respondents when cooking 1-6 cups of rice used the first line of their middle fingers as to the amount of water to be used. Majority or 51 percent of the respondents are married.

There is more water when cooking porridge food such as “lugaw.Ginisa Mix or Magic sarap is the common ingredient added to rice recipe with a frequency of 231 or 96.67 percent have found tsamporado as the most common rice recipe. BANTAYAN. 3.” “champorado” and among others. There are also practical people in Negros Oriental who don’t practice the use of fingers in measuring the amount of water instead use the 1:1 ratio between cups of rice and the amount of water to be used.Boling is the number 1 method used in cooking rice with 97.Most of the respondents or 92. pandan leaves. In most families in Negros Oriental usually it’s the housewives who have more experiences in the kitchen particularly on various rice recipes with the help of their children most particularly females whose age bracket falls from 15-20 years old and can be relied upon to cook rice recipes. 14. 13. Conclusion: 1. The people of Negros Oriental have distinct practices in terms of rice cooking such as the use of fingers particularly middle finger in deciding as to the amount of water to be used versus the number of cups of rice to be cooked.80 percent among the respondents is practicing it.There are also other ingredients that respondents added to rice recipes such as vanilla extract. Faculty Research April 2010 . 2. 12. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. The amount of water to be used depends upon what recipe to cook.” “dinuldog.34 percent. kalamansi and among others. 4.ST. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 38 11.

7. 11. Schools. Most homes in Negros Oriental when cooking rice recipes used the synthetic seasoning such as Magic Sarap and Ginisa Mix. People of Negros Oriental are used to the method of boiling when cooking rice recipes. Adding hot water to the uncooked rice is a common practice among the people of Negros Oriental in order to cook the remaining uncooked grains of rice. Paul University Dumaguete shall conduct community extension trainings to housewives and out-of-school youth on how to cook various rice recipes which can be a great source of livelihood and additional income for their families. BANTAYAN. 10. It only means that the varying taste of rice recipe among the various places in Negros Oriental proves the uniqueness of the people living in one area within the province. This tradition is a new practice which clearly manifests the innovativeness of tastes among Oriental Negrenses. colleges and universities like St. Tsamporado is the best rice recipe that can be found in almost all homes in Negros Oriental.Each town and city of the province of Negros Oriental has a distinct practice of its own especially on adding other ingredients to their rice recipes. practices and recipes worthy of preservation and recognition. Faculty Research April 2010 . DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 39 5.The province has unique rice cooking methods. 6.ST. 8. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. Stirring is another practice performed by Oriental Negrenses while cooking rice recipes in order to cook it thoroughly while placing pandan leaves on the rice to make it tastes better and smells good. 9. Recommendations: 1.

4. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 40 2. A different study shall be conducted on the implication of the use of fingers as a measuring tool for the amount of water to be used necessary to cook certain cup(s) of rice. 5. colleges and universities shall help promote the methods and practices of rice cooking by sponsoring various competitions which will use rice as the main ingredient. Faculty Research April 2010 . 8. 9. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. 6. It is recommended that the Sidlakang Negros Village management shall install at least one stall selling different rice recipes produced by the people of this province.ST. Conduct further study on the use of commercial seasonings like Ginisa Mix and Magic Sarap as to health issues and life span among the people of Negros Oriental compared to the traditional ways of seasoning rice recipes in the olden days. 3. BANTAYAN. 7. Showcase and promote the rice recipe pride of Negros Oriental which is “Tsamporado” in various food fairs locally. Schools. A separate study shall be conducted finding out the unique rice recipe per town or city within the province. nationally and globally. The Tourism Office of each town and city with the guidance of the Provincial Tourism Office shall conduct promotional activities showcasing the local rice recipes produced and shall include the same in the list of activities during the Buglasan Festival. A rice recipe book shall be produced showcasing the various rice recipes made by the people of Negros Oriental.

and 5. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE.ST. 3. While boiling add the 6 pieces of Tabliya. BANTAYAN. Wash the cup of rice and bring to boil. 2. 2. In a large sauté pan/wok add 2 tbsp of cooking oil. Add the minced garlic and finely chopped onions into the pan/wok and sauté for about 30 seconds. Add the coconut milk and sugar to taste. Serve wile it is hot. Name of Recipe: FRIED RICE Ingredients: 2 pcs medium size eggs 4 cloves garlic 1 bulb onion Cooked rice 4 pcs hot dog 1/2/ cup green peas 2 tbsp cooking oil Pinch of salt Procedures: 1. Add the evaporated milk to make it creamy. Faculty Research April 2010 . 4. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 41 OUTPUT OF THE STUDY Name of Recipe: TSAMPORADO Ingredients: 6 pcs Tabliya 1 cup coconut milk ½ cup sugar 1 small can evaporated milk 1 cup rice 6 cups water Procedures: 1.

Wash and soaked the Japanese rice for 30 minutes. 3. Add the cooked rice and sauté for one minute. put oil. In a sauté pan. 4. Faculty Research April 2010 . Cook the rice with sake wine. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 42 3. Together with the nori rolled the Japanese rice with the shrimps and vegetables. Best served with a sauce/dip to taste. then sliced onions. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. peeled and devein shrimps. 4. Prepare the bamboo mat. finely chopped carrots. 5. Add salt to taste and serve while it is hot. 2. Name of Recipe: SUSHI Ingredients: Nori sheet 2 cups Japanese rice Sake wine Peeled shrimps Chopped carrots 1 pc cucumber Sliced onion (bamboo mat) material 2 tbsp olive oil Procedures: 1. 5. and strips of cucumber and wait until vegetables are tender but not overcooked. put nori sheet on top and add enough amount of Japanese rice with the shrimps and vegetables arranged in a straight line. Add the slice hotdog and green peas. 6.ST. BANTAYAN.

roll the pilit in a form of small rice balls and after a while flatten the rice balls and set aside. Grind the pilit. BANTAYAN. 8. 6. bring water to a rolling boil. Faculty Research April 2010 . PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. 7. Put sesame seeds and a teaspoon of sugar on top before serving. 4.ST. 5. Using the palm of your hands. 3. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 43 Name of Recipe: PALITAW Ingredients: ground pilit rice sesame seeds grated coconut white sugar Procedures: 1. Once it settles at the top it means it is already done. Name of Recipe: CONGEE (POSPAS) Ingredients: 1/4 kilo flakes chicken breast 1 ½ cup of rice thinly-sliced ginger salt to taste Ginisa Mix/Magic Sarap chopped onion leaves Procedures: 1. Soaked the rice overnight (pilit/malagkit) and drain the water after soaking. Remove the flattened rice and roll it over in the grated coconut. 2. In a regular stock pot. Serve it cold. Wash the rice and with enough amount of water bring it to boil. Put the flattened rice balls into the boiling water and wait until it will settle at the top.

while boiling stir it and then again sprinkle with coconut milk. 3. chicken while stirring occasionally until the rice becomes tender. Once in a while. add slowly the ground cooked pilit rice in a pan. put rice and sprinkle coconut seasoned with milk occasionally. 2. Name of Recipe: ESPASOL Ingredients: 1 ½ cup ground cooked “pilit” rice 2 ½ cups sugar 2 ½ cups powdered toasted malagkit 1 cup coconut milk Procedures: 1. Serve it hot with tsokolate. 2. Wash the rice with water and then drain it. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 44 2. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. Make syrup out of the coconut milk. In a casserole/steamer. Continue boiling until the rice is cooked. BANTAYAN.ST. Add the sliced onions and serve hot. 3. Name of Recipe: PUTO Ingredients: rice (pilit) coconut milk ginger salt to taste Procedures: 1. add ginger. 4. When the syrup becomes quite thick. When boiling. 5. Add salt and Ginisa Mix/Magic sarap to taste. Faculty Research April 2010 . 4.

Then transfer it to a board sprinkled evenly with the powdered ‘pilit’ rice. 5. Name of Recipe: CINNAMON RICE Ingredients: 2 cups cooked rice 1 cup evaporated milk Sugar to taste ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine Procedures: 1. In a deep fry pan. When brown sugar is dissolved. boil coconut milk for at least 30 minutes or until “latik” is produced. Add brown sugar. 6. milk and sugar into a pan and place it over a low heat. Then slowly add the powdered toasted “pilit” rice until mixture is dry enough to roll. Soak ground rice (pilit) for two (2) hours or overnight. Name of Recipe: KALAMAYHATI Ingredients: 2 cups ground rice (pilit) 2 cups coconut milk 2 cups brown sugar 2 teaspoon vanilla extract Dash of salt Procedures: 1. Faculty Research April 2010 . DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 45 3. 4. Sprinkle with the remaining powdered “pilit” rice to keep from sticking. 2. 3.ST. Put rice. Roll with a rolling pin and cut into rounds or any desired shape. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. stirring constantly then add vanilla extract. Stir occasionally. 4. add soaked rice and stirring constantly until it thickens and holds the spoon. BANTAYAN.

Name of Recipe: BIKO Ingredients: 3 cups of rice (pilit) 3 cups of coconut milk 3 cups of water salt to taste 3 cups of black sugar (maskubado) Crushed ginger 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Procedures: 1. add gradually the cooked pilit rice then stir occasionally until the rice becomes coated with the syrup. When the mixture of coconut milk and sugar becomes a little sticky. Cook first the “pilit” rice with water over a low fire. 5. PAUL UNIVERSITY DUMAGUETE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS EDUCATION VETERANS’ AVENUE. 3. Add crushed ginger with vanilla extract. When the coconut milk is already in a running boil. Serve hot and with a cream. Serve hot over a banana leaf. After cooking. put sugar and stir occasionally. 4. add slowly the butter and cinnamon while stirring occasionally until all the ingredients have combined. 3. DUMAGUETE CITY PAGE 46 2. 2. Then. set aside while putting coconut milk over a pan in a low fire.ST. Faculty Research April 2010 . BANTAYAN.

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