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.