Thread: ~$5 Meal Ideas~
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:39 PM   #548
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Re: ~$5 Meal Ideas~

Ok...when I am out of meat or anything specific and I dont want to go to the store I look in my cabinets and play Chopped! From Food Network...I say what can I do with what I have and start grabbing...last nights dinner (which mind you was a big hit)

3 cups rice (in rice cooker)
Season rice before turning on cooker with :
Gharam Marsala
Cumin
Cardamom

To an empty pot:

1 can Black beans
1 can chick peas
2 cans coconut milk
gharam marsala
3 chunks freshly cut ginger

bring to a boil and let simmer and reduce while the rice is cooking...when almost done add just enough sugar to make semi sweet (about 2 - 3 tablespoons)

Stir about half of the bean mixture into the rice (enough to make it thick) add it all if you want...I did about half and then spooned more ontop of the rice

its kinda like curry...but not spicey...and not too sweet...it was just enough spice to be interesting for my boys and sweet enough for them to go bananas over, but not too sweet for DH and I to enjoy

Enjoy!
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