I've posted this once before, back in 2006, but I didn't follow instructions properly, making the process of this dish even more lengthy than it should be.
I know most of you are in my general age group; 20s-30s folks, struggling to get by in the crappy economy, like we all are. Some of you are jobless, that or are very strapped for cash.
I also know that a good handful of you are health-conscious to some degree, some are vegetarian, some love to cook, but one thing that I know
you must all have in common, especially these days, is that you like to save money and eat well at the same time.
That is why I am resurrecting this recipe, only now I cook a bit better and I followed the directions properly, with FANTASTIC results.
This recipe involves minimal and CHEAP ingredients. Going to the bulk section of your local grocer and stocking up on rice and beans (of some variant) can keep you well fed for weeks.
Here's my fall-back rice and beans recipe.( Egyptian Rice and LentilsCollapse )
Last week I made this and had it with plain yogurt on the side. It was SO GOOD. This time, I'm adding the bay leaf, cinnamon, and garlic to flavor the oil, as I do when I used to make curry. We'll see how it goes.