At 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.
1 cup rice
1 chicken or veg stock cube
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.
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!