Thursday, 27 November 2014

Being frugal before you start shopping

A couple of years back Nigel Slater had a TV programme where at the start of each episode he emptied the fridge. This is part of our frugal food strategy too. Today inspired by a recent recipe on Frugal Queen  I gathered the ingredients lurking in the fridge for a chicken and leek risotto lunch - not enough left over chicken so scooped a few prawns from an opened packet.

Within 20 minutes there were two bowls ready for lunch and the fridge was empty.

Saute onion, garlic clove, bit of celery, left over leek and a bit of green pepper, left over chicken and a few prawns, 120g risotto rice, chicken stock with enough water to cover, seasoning, and right at the end store in the left over soft cheese for a creamy finish. Grate on some Parmesan if any left in fridge.

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