Friday, 6 November 2015

A wedge for lunch

I've often thought (and have probably said so too) that the scariest thing in the world has nothing to do with spooks, afterlife and related topics.

It is a simple three word question that makes its way  to your brain, especially when you have a mountain of work to finish.

'What's for lunch?' asks your stomach in its trademark petulant tone.

It's tempting to answer chocolate, chips or a dozen other things you have stored out of reach of your kids (yes yes guilty as charged, your honour).

Here's an option that's so easy and quick to make that I feel slightly embarrassed about admitting that it's a complete, nourishing meal :)

Ingredients (lunch for 2 or a snack for 4)

1/2 cup coarsely chopped onions
1/2 cup grated carrots, packed brutally
1 cup of cooked rice
1 tomato, chopped
2 eggs, beaten lightly
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1"x1"x3/4" cube of butter
Some finely chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste


Melt the butter in a frying pan (5" I think) and scatter in cumin seeds when it begins to sizzle. Turn down the heat.

Saute the onions until translucent and mix in carrots, tomatoes and rice. Stir everything around for a few minutes (although no harm has ever come to anyone from eating slightly raw veggies).

Flatten the mixture with a spatula and pour the eggs over the mix. Spread the eggs as evenly as you can and cover the pan with a well-fitting lid.

Turn off the heat and leave the pan covered for about 5 minutes or until the eggs are cooked.

Cut into quarters.

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