This week I have been out of town, come down with a nasty cold and have generally felt tired, busy and achey with all that comes with pregnancy and mothering small children. So when I was trying to come up with what to eat for dinner this week I was not feeling super creative. I just wanted something quick and easy that would satisfy my family. I thought of something that my mother sometimes made when I was growing up: chili and rice. She got the idea from her friend who grew up eating chili this way in Louisiana. Considering I got the chili on sale for 17 cents per can (after coupons), I can easily feed my entire family of four for about 50 cents and have leftovers. It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, and if you add a side of fresh fruit, is a fairly well-balanced meal.
Chili and Rice
Food Storage Ingredients:
Chili of your choice (I found that one 15 oz can makes about 2 & 1/2 servings)
3/4 cup of prepared rice per person
Fresh Ingredients: (optional)
chopped green onions
Pretty self-explanatory, chili over rice. Add toppings if desired. If you are feeling a little more ambitious than I, make your own chili from scratch and add some cornbread on the side. Enjoy.