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!