Project Peasant Food: Cuban Rice

February 10th, 2012 in recipes

My husband is on a mission! For years and years he has been suggesting asking pleading nagging that we eat rice and beans for dinner. “We should eat like peasants! Our food bills would be nothing! It tastes better than anything else anyway!” The thought of eating rice and beans a few nights a week does not appeal to me. I thought I could only do one night a week.

So after years of suggesting asking pleading nagging that I try this, he finally realized I was not listening and took things into his own hands.

Project Peasant Food has begun! And guess who is cooking? Not me. If he wants to prove a point to me that it can be flavorful, that it won’t get old and it can be made different so I don’t feel like I am eating the same stuff everything night, then he can do it!

Project Peasant Food: Cuban Rice

picture taken with phone

Directions: Cook white rice (no extras). Place it in a cup to mold it and flip it over onto a dish. Add some tomato sauce on top (add some garlic, salt and pepper to the tomato sauce). Saute up some sliced bananas in some olive oil and place on the side. Cook a sunny side up egg (or a scrambled egg for your wife), and place on top.

How Was It? AMAZING, DARN IT. And crazy cheap. Eggs? Free at our house. White Rice? Almost nothing. Bananas? Cheapest Produce Out there. Tomato Sauce? Ok fine, he wins. This couldn’t be any cheaper.

He wants to try to do this four nights a week. I’ll keep you posted. But for now, so far I don’t mind him doing the cooking! He honestly it a better cook than me anyway.


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