Posted by: gringrimaceandsqueak on Mar 03, 2010
A can of tomatoes
about a mug full of rice and the same of macaronni (or whatever pasta you've got left)
1 - 2 onions, sliced
Spices,if you have them I'd recommend paprika/ smoked paprika, chilli, or just a goodly amount of black pepper if its all you've got.
You'll need to:
Get a pan of water on the boil and get the rice and pasta on the go. Fry the onion until it begins to brown and softens. Heat the tomatoes and stir in the spices. When the pasta and rice are done, serve them together, pour over the tomatoes and top with the onion. Yup, thats all folks!
So, you could argue that this is so ridiculously simple that it hardly warrants being a recipe. True I suppose, but how many people would think of it? They sell this by the bowlful almost everywhere in Egypt, it seems to be one of their equivalents of fast food.
Again the key is experiment, see what works with it. Apparently it's really good with grilled chicken or fish too. It's simple, easy, quick, cheap and filling. Just what us starving artists need.
'Til next time, enjoy
Karen and Rich