Better, cheaper, faster is a series of posts that address the issue of old recipes . I try to remake them to be better, cheaper and /or faster. This is about efficient cooking because with a busy schedule, making the best use of your time is essential and spending more time planning meals and shopping trips and less time in the kitchen gives you good food with more bang for your buck.
Our average for this year is 53.00 a week for three of us. We live in a high COL part of the country. Our COL is 121 as apposed to 98 for Colorado, and 90 for Idaho. Twenty% more.
Anytime you can make a mix in a few minutes instead of buying a single serving box , you are saving money and ingredients you cannot pronounce.. the time expended is minimal.
6 cups white rice
1/2 cup dried parsley
3 tbls chicken granules **
1 Tbls onion powder
1-1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp thyme
Mix . To cook use two cups water with 1 cup mix. UNLESS you are using the insta pot .. then use equal parts and cover, seal, and push the rice button.
**. You can also add broken pieces of speghetti.
** chicken granules are found in the spice or bulk food isle. You can sub vegetable or beef for the chicken . You can also find low sodium options.
1 lb cooked chicken in cubes or shredded.
Season with garlic and paprika
Cook 1 cup mix with appropriate water.
Add chicken, cooked rice, and peas, chopped onion, black olives and chopped tomato.