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Month end meals |

riceAt this time of the month many are a little tight and I have had a lot of requests for tasty economical meals, so here are a few great ideas for meals that taste great and cost very little. In my view rice is a very under rated product that can be easily fancied up and for a tasty, healthy meal. I found a really inexpensive brown rice at PicknPay the other day which you will love. It’s called Spekko brown rice. Brown rice has a distinct nutty taste and is far better for you.

Meal idea

1 cup rice
1 chicken or veg stock cube
750ml water
1 onion chopped
handful of frozen peas

Cook the rice in the stock per the instructions on the pack.

Fry the onions until soft on a medium heat.

Heat the peas in the microwave or in boiling water.

When the rice is done and soft, mix in the peas and onions and serve with this Chicken and tomato casserole or the Recession proof lamb casserole.

You can add whatever it is you have in your fridge to the rice, I have often added small cubes of butternut, grated carrot that has been cooked up with the onions or cooked a beaten egg into a pancake type thing, rolled it up and sliced it to add to the rice for a Chinese feel.

I hope this gives you some inspiration to be a little creative and to just try things out! Add left over chicken to it for a complete meal on its own, you know what I mean!

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13 Responses to “Month end meals”

  1. joslyne says:

    Hi G
    How do u make easy microwave chocolate cake

  2. Elmien says:

    Hi Graham
    Hope you are still around. How do you bake bobotie and yellow rice in a rammiken? Does the rice have to be cooked, partially cooked or raw? Will this work?

  3. barbara says:

    Hi G,
    How do I do individual “mounds” of rice and decorate it attractively on a plate. Can I use ramekins? Do I spray them first with spray and cook? I am afraid that when I invert the ramekins it will be like building sandcastles and the mounds will come tumbling down! Any suggestions I would like to serve yellow rice with the bobotie. By the way the Sage chicken was out of this world did it last night for dinner.

    • Graham says:

      Hi barbara, you can use rammikins and should press the rice quite firmly into them so that it stays together. You need to give them a tap which is usually better to do on your hand first to loosen slightly but you should not need to spray them. If anything just submerge the rammikins in hot water first. Sage and chicken.. mmmm. Thanks again barbara. G

      • barbara says:

        Thanks G. Do I then fill the ramekins and place them in the fridge to “set” and when ready to serve do as above?

        • Graham says:

          You can remove from the moulds straight away, no need to cool. When it has loosened from the mould, remove the mould slowly. Cheers for now.

  4. barbara says:

    Thanks for the tip on the Spekko Rice. They were handling out samples at the Good Food and Wine Show and it is good. I just add my own lentils or whatever and it does have a good nutty taste. How the potjie recipes going?

    • Graham says:

      Always on the lookout for a great deal… I just never got to the potjie but wil get there… I promise. Have a get together planned for Sunday while I’m in JHB. Have a great weekend G

  5. Adri says:

    Hi Graham
    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. It is a real inspiration especially on the days when you don’t know what to cook…

  6. Marilize says:

    I have added fried fish fingers, boiled egg and tomotoe, and it’s yummy!

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