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    Default Cheap, meatless rice dishes?

    Please share you cheapest, meatless rice meals

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    Vegetarian fried rice with/without egg. (Frozen veg is easier but if fresh vegies are cheap go that option).

    Garlic roasted pumpkin (cubed) through rice that's been simmering and reduced in vegetable and herb stock - you can have this on it's own or add a little cream to it.

    Cold rice salad with various vegies (capsicum, peas, corn) and dressings - I prefer brown rice in rice salads but it'll work with other rice too.

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    Stirfry? You can chuck in whatever veggies and use any sauce / spices.

    I don't really like fried rice but that the same sort of concept - you can have whatever is in the fridge really.

    I can't remember from your other thread if you had any veggies or not?

    You can also add beans to rice and mix with tin tomatoes or cheese. Or lentils with some curry powder and spices.

    It really depends what else you have I guess?

    I loooove curried potatoes, beans & peas mixed with rice. Pretty cheap and yummmm




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    Nomsie got me on to this one a while ago http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe...tto-L3620.html
    Use medium grain rice if ts cheaper than aborio, and omit bacon and sub chicken stock for veg stock of course

    I used to make a mexican rice dish once upon a time too, was v cheap and easy so I'll try and find the recipe again...

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    My uncle came by, so I have $50 for fruit and veg for 2 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    My uncle came by, so I have $50 for fruit and veg for 2 weeks
    Awesome!!!!

    What about stuffed capsicums? You add rice, breadcrumbs, egg if you wish and pretty much whatever your fave veggies are. You can do the same with zucchini or mushrooms.





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    Garlic pumpkin... Yum!

    I can probably do stuffed capsicum without the bread crumbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    My uncle came by, so I have $50 for fruit and veg for 2 weeks

    Sweet.

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    curried rice salad - this one is a favourite in our house

    serves 4 - 6

    2 cups cooked long grain rice cooled
    1 apple chopped
    1 red onion finely chopped
    1 green capsicum diced
    1/3 cup saltanas
    1/3 cup fresh flat leaf parsley chopped

    add all ingredients together

    Make the dressing - 1/4 cup oil, 1/3 cup white vinegar, 2 teaspoons curry powder, 1 tblsp caster sugar, 1 clove garlic

    Add dressing to mixed ingredients and stir.

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    I love Pea and asparagus risotto or mujadarah - lentils, caramelized onion and rice pilaf ;

    2 cups lentils
    1-1/2 cups rice
    2 large brown onions, finely chopped
    Teaspoon cumin
    Teaspoon cinnamon
    Any fresh or dried herbs on hand
    Oil or butter for frying
    Fry onions on low heat for 45 mins in oil/butter until caramelized
    Cook your rice and lentils how you would normally and mix all together!


 

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