Budget friendly menu dining at home

[SOURCE: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/spicy-vedgeree]

  • Ingredients
  • 350g long grain brown rice
  • 150g green beans , trimmed and halved
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions , sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed
  • 2 heaped tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 200g spinach
  • 100g cherry tomatoes , halved
  • ½ small bunch coriander , chopped
  • 1 green chilli , sliced
  • 1 lemon , cut into wedges


  1. STEP 1
    Rinse the rice under cold running water, rubbing with your fingers to remove any excess starch. Cook following pack instructions, then drain well.
  2. STEP 2
    Bring another pan of water to a simmer. Cook the green beans for 2 mins, then transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon and set aside. Boil the eggs in the pan for 7 mins, then drain and transfer to a bowl of cold water to cool.
  3. STEP 3
    Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry the onions for 10-15 mins until golden. Add the garlic, curry powder, turmeric and bay leaves and cook for 1 min more. Stir in the spinach, tomatoes and a splash of water and cook for another 5 mins until the spinach has wilted.
  4. STEP 4
    Fold the cooked rice and green beans through the spinach mixture and cook for a few minutes until the rice is warmed through. Drain and gently peel the eggs, then slice in half.
  5. STEP 5
    Top the rice mixture with the eggs, coriander and chilli. Serve the vedgeree with the lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over.