Sunday, August 28, 2011

Heritage Round 2, Dinner #1

Okay, I'll be totally honest: I'm kind of proud of this next thing, as-of-yet unnamed, becauuuuuse...

- It's embarrassingly healthy (lots of protein and fiber in the brown rice and chickpeas, Vitamin A in the carrots, magical wonder properties in the kale, and unpronounceable cancer-fighting stuff in the cayenne, garlic, chili powder and cumin).

- It's probably the cheapest main dish imaginable because the entire thing (three servings) contained 1 cup of instant brown rice ($0.50), 1 can of chickpeas ($0.70), roughly 1/3 pound of kale ($0.30), 1 carrot ($0.20), 1 green onion stalk ($0.20), 1 clove of garlic ($0.20), and spices (I'll assume $0.50 worth).
So the total cost was $2.60.
That's $0.86 per serving, roughly.
Oops, I forgot a splash of oil for sauteeing everything. So, let's say it cost $1/serving. Still pretty good.

- It tastes good.

I hope you appreciate the dramatic lighting.

To make it, I cooked 1 cup of instant brown rice and sauteed the green onion, kale, garlic, and carrots. Then I mixed all that in a bowl with salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper.

I've been thinking of it in my head as Middle Eastern rice, but that sound super pretentious, so I might call it Coca-Cola rice instead, just as a gentle reminder to myself that one serving of it costs the same as any size of soft drink at McDonald's.


  1. Love the lighting and can't wait to try this!

  2. That looks quite tasty. Can you include approximate measurements (of the teaspoon, tablespoon, etc. variety?)? That would be even more helpful!