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Can we talk about dishes that don't require a lot of effort to cook?
Do you have some tips to make a relatively simple dish taste great, or maybe enhance something that doesn't even need to cooked?
For example, for the most delicious cheese toast ever, try to spread a layer thin or thick, don't be afraid to experiment!
of mayo on a slice of bread should be a really soft type of bread, white farmhouse is perfect. Avoid thin slices then cook on a frying pan with the mayo facing down. While the breads cooks, put the cheese on it so it can melt. Fry until the mayo side is of a golden color. Do the same for the other slice of bread.

I dunno if anyone else knew about this, most people just build the sandwich and pop it in the oven.


beans and toast

toast some bread and maybe put something oily on on side
heat up a can of beans and put some on the toast
fold the toast or use two slices for a sandwich

I know it might not sound that good but it is super tasty, it will surprise you


not a lot of effort if you have a rice cooker


cook some rice and add some salt to it or anything you like for taste
rinse some fresh lettuce and get most of the water off
put some rice on the whole lettuce leaf and fold the leaf around the rice
the lettuce acts like a shuttle for the rice and it adds a nice crispness that goes well with rice


I've never thought of that. Sounds interesting. I enjoy putting trail mix in rice sometimes. It goes well with curry.

Another simple food I like is lentil soup. Add oil, salt seasoning water and lentils to a pot. Bring to boil. Then simmer. Cooked in 20 minutes, but you can keep it warm on the stove as long as you like and it gets mushier and better. You can add any kind of vegetables or anything else if you want to get fancy.


is that canned lentils? I would assume so but know little about them

for that lettuce rice wrap you can get real fancy if you want and after adding the rice you put some jam on top
also who's to say you can't put a piece of fish and have something of a sushi wrap


Nope, dry lentils. Unlike dry beans they soften really quick.


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I am happy I got some replies and people understood what I am talking about. I was kinda worried I was gonna get bashed for asking simple recipes
We already have three recipes so far the toast and beans, the rice in a lettuce wrap, and the lentils soup which I am gonna try soon. I'll share my nachos & cheese recipe.
You will need:
>a bag of tortilla chips
I usually use Doritos. Plain ones are fine but I prefer the chilli ones. I advise not to use the cheese flavored ones because they will just clash with the cheese.
>grated cheese
Cheddar is perfect. In general, you should go for mature cheeses, you know, the orange red ones. That said you could try mixing cheddar for flavour and mozzarella for texture.
>tomato sauce
Tomato sauce used for Chilli con carne is perfect. It comes with beans~ I never tried actually adding Chilli con Carne on it I mean the actual thing, ground meat and all
>any extras
You could add jalapenos or sweet peppers during the cooking process. Guacamole afterwards maybe? Never tried that. Too much effort.

As for the prep process itself, it's really simple, of course. Just get a baking tray, spread an even layer of chips, add your choice of sauce on top not too much, you don't wanna get the chips too wet and then a generous amount of grated cheese. Afterwards, pop your creation into the oven, 220 degrees or more.
Don't go anywhere, you food should be done in less then minutes, so check it regularly to make sure the chips don't burn and that the cheese is propely melted.
Be careful when you get the tray out or you are gonna go pic related.



*your food should be done in less then 10 minutes


> Rinse a large potato
> Put on a plate and poke holes in the top with a fork
> Microwave for 5 minutes
> Peel off the skin with a fork or something, it will come off pretty easily.
> Put it in a bowl
> Smash it with a fork and mix in butter, sour cream, cheese, garlic powder etc.
> Fresh mashed potatoes done quick


I cut a bagel in half, put bits of cheddar cheese on one half and toast the halves. Meanwhile I fry a single egg, which takes something like 5 minutes. (You might want to grease the pan a little, even if it's nonstick.)

Then I spread the uncheesed half with cream cheese and put the egg between. Fried egg bagel sandwich.


If you have a rice cooker try tamagokake gohan(卵かけ御飯):

> Make rice, put in bowl

> crack egg over it
> pour a little soy sauce
> add furikake or shichimi or whatever you want really
> mix it until everything's evenly distributed

You could replace soy sauce with something else too probably.



Thank you for sharing this. I always have this kind of stuff in my fridge.
Well everything except furikake or shichimi, but I think chilli flakes can be a reasonable replacement.


I like to make open faced grilled sandwiches

1 slice of bread
butter or butter substitute
sandwich ingredients, like cheese slices, deli meat, lettuce leaves, etc.
any sauce you like

First start heating a small pan. Then butter one side of the slice of bread. Once the pan feels hot when you put your hand above it, place the bread on the pan, butter side facing down.
Now start putting on your ingredients. Start with cheese if you're using it so that it melts properly. After the cheese put on whatever sauces you're using. Finally, add on the meat, lettuce, tomato, whatever. It's important not to use too much because then it will be unwieldy to eat. You can slide it off once the bread is toasted to your liking.
You can eat it open-faced or fold it and eat it like half of a sandwich.

This is more of a heavy midnight snack that I like to make sometimes. It's tasty and cooks pretty quickly


If you don't mind peeling a lot of garlic, here goes

>lots of garlic
>oil (olive would be great, not so important)

Chop the potatoes in medium or large squares, boil them until they're not quite done, when they're about to soften up. Peel the garlic and slice them thin, I like to use a lot of garlic, do as you please. Throw them in a pan with some oil and wait until they get that brownish color. Throw in the potatoes and stir for a while, then chop the parsley and throw it in and finally put some paprika. Keep stirring for a minute and you're done.

I figured that out myself and I like it because it's cheap and it doesn't take much to do, especially, it doesn't require much thinking.


hey, I do that too!
I like to add cucumber and tomato to my dry lentils, it's like a fresh salad, but with protein.


Glad you found it useful sushi roll



>Do you have some tips to make a relatively simple dish taste great, or maybe enhance something that doesn't even need to cooked?

I've found that adding a little salt to fruit brings out the citrus/sour tones much better. It works best with oranges.

Black pepper, ginger, and garlic can improve just about any dish in proper amounts as well.

I know my favorite simple dish to make is to cut a bunch of vegetables into thin/long slices, and stir fry it with Indian yellow curry powder until it's shrunk enough for you. It's really easy.

If you have a good blender or food processor, you can make very filling waffles from blending 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1/2 cup of oats, 4 eggs, and a teaspoon or two of vanilla. I'll typically add 1/3rd cup of milk and a half a banana to the blender to make it a little sweeter, and top it with yogurt instead of syrup.


This is great. Thanks sushi.

I thought that lentils needed to be soaked overnight and all that but just give them a look over for stones and a quick rinse then they are ready to cook.

What I tried was one rice cup of lentils and one rice cup of some bland tasting rice that I rarely use.
Put them in a pot with (not enough) water and in about 50 min of cooking and adding a bit of water they turned out pretty good.t

The lentils on their own were a little boring and I didn't like how mushy they were, which is why I added the rice.

Cooking lentils and rice in a rice cooker is messy, the pot is easier.

Something I noticed about the lentils is that they go really well with black pepper.



Lentils go great in chilli as well. Chilli's pretty easy to make too- you just sear/brown the meat with a little flour, toss your ingredients in a pot/crockpot/pressure cooker, let it simmer half the day, and it's good to go!

My favorite is pork green chilli. You use a bottle of 505 green chilli as the base, then add all your ingredients to it as you go along like fresh green chiles and pan-seared onions.


Black pepper and old cheddar makes good lentil soup. Touch of salt and oil too.
I've eaten a lot of lentils, and never checked for or eaten rocks. I've heard of people checking for them, but I think sources have gotten better and this is no longer a problem. I don't know for sure…
I kinda like the blandness of lentils. A food that isn't trying to excite you, but only to nourish you.


I have made some variation of lentils a few times now and have found one or more each time except the first where I did not check for rocks.


i have a bad habit of forgetting to eat proper food, so here's something i make when it's 11pm and i haven't eaten a vegetable in 3 days
ingredients: 3-4 mushrooms, spinach, 1 clove of garlic, pepper (optional: cream!)
slice the mushrooms, then heat up a frying pan with some butter in it at around medium heat. while it's warming up, peel and dice the garlic (puree works too, but it's better fresh)
add the mushrooms, and after a minute or so, add the garlic. stir it around a bit so it doesn't burn, and when you think the mushrooms are about to be done, add the spinach. if you wanna add cream/pepper, do it now!
the spinach should be cooked only a little bit ideally, enough for it to go a bit soft
it works as a side dish, or you can eat it on toast. all in all it takes about 15 mins to make, it's pretty tasty. your kitchen will stink though


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Why not buy some good instant ramen sushis? Everyone knows how to make ramen, and it's often cheap too.

Pic related is the most delicious ramen I have ever eaten. It's more like an actual meal rather than your typical ramen noodles.



Can I cook that waffle liquid on a pan with butter, kind of like a crepe?

I used to blend a peach, a banana, one egg, honey, some coffee and milk and call it a dinner. It was really tasty, filling and I felt really energetic for the next 2 hours.


I dunno if this belongs to this particular thread, but it is pretty easy to do so here I go~
Here's how to make ginger-honey water, I guess that's what its name is.
You just have to cut ginger into chips and put it into a mug till it covers about less than a inch of the bottom.
Then pour boiling water, cover the mug and wait for around 15 minutes.
After that, remove the ginger chips and stir in some honey.
That's it. It has a unique taste and it has a healing effect on me, kinda like an IRL health potion.
I'm gonna try to add instant coffee to it next time I make it.


Ginger is one of few plants with analgin-tier effect. It reduces fever and relieves pain, and is recommended when you catch a cold.


Ginger is great. What I like to do is dice some fresh ginger, add it to some loose green tea and let that steep for a few minutes.
The tea and the ginger really complement each other, tastes good and refreshing.


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here's some recipes of simple hot sauce (sambal)

raw onion sambal:
>5-7 or more green chilies
>2 cloves of garlic or more
>pinch of salt
>mashed them
>serve it with rice and fried stuff

sweet soy sauce sambal:
>a little plate of sweet soy sauce
>2-3 cloves of red onion, dice them
>5-7 green chilies, cut them into small pieces
>mix them together
>pour it over rice and fried side dish

red sambal:
>5-7 or more red chilies
>a tomato, cut it into quarters
>2 cloves of red onions
>fry them with a little oil for a moment
>mash them while adding a pinch of salt


I like sandwiches. You can make a really nice sandwich (well, really nice compared to standard shop sandwiches) without much effort or preparation, and it makes lunch much better.

A nice hot sandwich:

You need: a thick bread (I use ciabatta rolls), red pesto, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes. Optional: olive oil, salt.

Cut your bread roll in half. If using olive oil and salt, add a little now. Spread the red pesto. Cut the mozzarella into chunks, and the sun-dried tomatoes into thin strips. Add both to bread. Put in a hot oven for a few minutes to melt the mozzarella.

A nice cold sandwich:

You need: a sliced bread (I use sourdough bloomer loaf if I can get it), corned beef (or pastrami beef), mustard (I use wholegrain mustard), capers (if you like them), sun-dried tomatoes. Optional: salt and pepper.

Butter your bread. Put the beef in it. Spread a thin layer of mustard over the beef. Add the salt and pepper. Add a few capers (make sure not to overpower all the other flavours). Add sun-dried tomatoes.



I often do open sandwiches for breakfast these days.

>toast bread
>add cheese(using jalapeno havarti right now)
>add smoked salmon
>grind pepper on top
>mayo would probably be alright too


Rice with eggs and vegetables is super easy, delicious and healthy.

>cook 2 cups of rice (not too mushy, I use aromatic Thai rice)

>cut onions, garlic(required!), carrots, whatever you want in there in fine pieces
>fry them with a bit of oil in a large pan until onions are glassy (if the carrots turn yellow you had too much heat or fried them too long)
>when good, add boiled rice
>stir a bit
>add eggs
>stir once more
>season with pepper, salt or soy sauce, paprika, and optionally MSG
>stir once more and reduce heat
>add a sip of water, if the stuff is too dry
>serves for two or three meals

I eat this almost every week, because you can easily utilize leftover ingredients from other meals.


I cook it too, though slightly different - adding ketchup or tomato sauce and smoked meats (salami, bacon, sausages or similar) that were slightly fried to give more smell to rice.


I like to take ramen and cook it in a pot on the stove, then drain the water when it gets really murky and add fresh water. It helps take out a lot of unhealthy stuff. Then, I drain the water again and put it on a plate. Add some garlic powder and you're done.


what makes you say that?
just curious what unhealthy stuff your removing by doing that.


I melt dark chocolate in my oatmeal. Usually just two pieces, throw in some berries. Good breakfast to have on a cold morning.


I guess it might remove some of the oil instant noodles are flash dried with.


I tried to make fried rice out of leftover rice a few days ago. Ended up with an omelette-looking thing, a thick "pancake" of eggs and rice. I used two eggs instead of one, each egg contained two yolks, so it turned out very runny when raw and very stiff when cooked. Also I was lazy and didn't bother adding any veggies or meat or anything to it, just eggs, rice and some salt. So it turned out very plain and bland. Overall it wasn't bad, just not what I wanted. I don't think I'll cook the "rice omelette" ever again though.


soy sauce, not salt mate.


That's a bit different to mine. I usually cook a bit of ground meat (easy af, just heat up some olive oil and put the meat in there with salt/pepper/cumin/paprika/whatever and a bit of water. Wait for the water to dry out). Make some refried beans (you can use the canned ones, I suppose). Slice up some jalapeños, add to the meat and stir that a little. I tend to do double layers: Tortilla chips, meat, beans, cheese and the same again on top of that. Pop that shit in the oven and when that's ready I put some tomato sauce on top of that and maybe some guacamole (if I'm feeling lazy I just slice up the avocado and put it right on top). Some sour cream works too. I go through all of this just because I HATE soggy chips, and with this method, none of the wet ingredients go in the oven with the tortillas.


this sort of thing goes well with a sliced tomato also.

worth doing. make sure you get some ginger in there and something spicy too

mmm, ginger goes with most things, honestly

hmmm, and if you want simple-est thing ever, just get some labneh, top it with a little sriracha and olive oil, and use it as a dip for naan or something. zero effort while still better than whatever chips you were going to grab


Apparently instant noodles and the like have preservatives that make them really unhealthy, plus an unholy amount of salt in the broth powder.


I don't know how much of that is really true, but it /is/ processed food. Plus, I like eating it on a plate and adding my own flavoring.


but it's not as though you drink all the broth


This is something I like to do when I'm not in the mood to cook, since it takes 10 minutes at most.
Pour a little bit of oil in a pan, grab around 150 grams of frozen veggies (peas, carrots, asparagus, broccoli…) and sauté it. When the veggies are cooked, beat a couple eggs and mix them with the veggies. It's really healthy and the eggs masquerade the taste of the veggies if you're not into vegetables.


A freind showed me a 10 minute recipe a while ago that was surprisingly good.

>Stick some pasta in a pan to cook.

>Heat some oil in a frying pan
>Cut up half an onion, A handful of mushrooms and a rasher of bacon
>Stick them in the frying pan once the pasta starts to boil, fry until the pasta's done
>Drain pasta, mix it all up
>Pour on a little bit of cream and you're done

Ditching the cream and frying in olive oil works pretty well too, and a sprinkle of herbs de provence makes it even better.


>sugared toast
Literaly just take a piece of toast and butter it in a pan. Then sprinkle sugar and eat. Absolutely delicious.


Eating bread with oil, salt and vinegar, italian/roman style
Its tasty and requires nothing but the oil, vinegar, and salt.



pizza roll and I'm pretty sure we don't put vinegar on our bruschetta
Here's what we do usually:
>toast bread
>rub fresh garlic on it
>add salt and olive oil
You should try this and let me know


I heard from a pizza roll who makes youtube videos that its still done, and that his family does it, so its clearly still a thing sometimes at least. Maybe its regional, or they're in the minority for having it like that,t hough.
That sounds lovely, though. However im not sure any of the bread I have right now or know how to make would be the best for it.


Acquired bread, tried
Its fantastic, sushi, thank you.


A pile of rice and beans is honestly my standby easy dish.
Fry up some onions and peppers, maybe a little chorizo, add canned beans, fry off tomato paste and spices, add stock and simmer. Crush a few beans for the starch to thicken. Serve over rice.
Takes no thought to do, I make three day's worth at a time, and it's reasonably nutritious.


I prepared this a week ago for my friends and they all loved it. Cheap and quick to make.



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Probably the simplest and cheapest thing you'll ever make: Swiss-style Rosti.

take 1-2 potatoes, and grate them into a bowl. Squeeze as much of the liquid out of your grated potato as you can by wrapping it in a piece of cloth/a tea towel/whatever, and twisting it up to wring the water out. season with salt/pepper, then put your slightly less soggy potato gratings into an oiled pan and fry on one side for 10 minutes, then flip and cook on the other for another 5. The starch from the potato sticks it all into this pancake, and you can eat it on its own or with whatever you want on top (eggs, ham, tofu, whatever). Optional extras include grating some onion or garlic in with the potato, but I personally prefer the taste it has on its own.


You just made a hashbrown


sorry if this is a silly question, but ow do the eggs turn out in this? do they look like scrambled eggs?


* Tuna Sandwich

** Ingredients
-Canned Tuna

** Directions
1) Open can of tuna, but leave lid in.
2) Use lid to strain oil or water out into sink.
3) Place tuna on sandwich. With regular bread, there's often enough tuna for two sandwiches.
4) Add condiments to taste.

** Notes
-Mayonnaise is good.
-You can toast the bread.
-Sardines can replace tuna, and are probably cheaper.

* Home Made Garlic Bread or Texas Toast

** Ingredients
-Garlic Powder

** Directions
1) Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit or something.
2) Put chopped up butter and a few dashes of garlic into bowl.
3) Melt butter in microwave.
4) Cut bread.
5) Coat one side of bread in melted garlic butter.
6) Toast in oven for a few minutes. Longer if not crispy enough.

* Stove Chicken

** Ingredients
-Chicken Breast or Thigh
-Butter or Oil

** Directions
1) Place tablespoon of butter or oil in hot pan on the stove. If using butter, push it around to make it melt a little.
2) With stove on medium high, place chicken on.
3) Wait for chicken to be cooked on one side. You want the meat to just start to get cooked towards the center.
4) Flip chicken and wait until cooked all around.
5) Take chicken off.
6) If inexperienced, cut largest cut chicken in half and check that there's no pinkness. If pink, put chicken back in and start over. Clean your knife.

* Home Made Mariana Sauce

** Ingredients
-Olive Oil
-Canned Whole Tomatoes

** Directions
1) Put a tablespoon of olive oil into pan and turn on heat.
2) Chop up garlic cloves into tiny pieces.
3) Place garlic into pan and wait for it to sizzle.
4) While waiting, open can of whole tomatoes.
5) Pour tomatoes in pan on top of garlic and oil. Crush tomatoes up a little bit.
6) Add a little less than half a can of water from your whole tomatoes.
7) Bring up to a gentle boil and then let simmer.
8) Wait. Add salt to taste. You will need salt.

* Tacos

** Ingredients
-Taco Shells
-Ground Beef (High fat content is fine, we're going to cook it out.)
-Taco Mix

** Directions
1) Brown meat in pan. It needs to be an earthy brown color. If it's gray, then it's under cooked and needs to stay in longer.
2) Add taco mix and some amount of water.
3) Let simmer.
4) While it's simmering. Prepare shells. If they're hard shells, nothing needs to be done. If they're soft shells you can cook them one of two ways. First, you can soak two paper towels and place five soft shells between them. Microwave them for about thirty seconds. Second, you can just fry them on the stove. With a pan on high, each shell will only take about ten seconds. Too long and it'll start to harder or burn.

** Notes
-If you have cheese, tomatoes, salsa, or lettuce, you can add them to your tacos. Be creative.
-When you add the mix, you can also add your own spices. Dried red pepper can add a kick.


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one of the problems with instant ramen is, that the noodles are often deepfried to speed up the production (and thus contain alot of unhealthy fat)


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I tried some basic cooking this month, here are some recipes :


Put a slice of ham on a slice of bread, and spread the sauce of your choice on it. Then add a slice of cheese (or grinned cheese) on top, and then another slice of bread. Put it in a pan on low heat and flip it once in a while, until the cheese melt and the bread toast.

>Cucumber toasts

Spread thick cream on top of a slice of cereal bread, and sprinkle some herbs on top (I use chive). Then just top it up with cucumber slices and it's done!

>Tuna salad

Mix canned tuna, mayo and avocado, make sure that the avocados are soft enough to get mashed.


Cut potatoes in small bits and put them in the pan until they are cooked, then add grinned cheese and BBQ sauce. If you have an oven you can do the same with fries.

>Cream for pasta or meat

Mix cream with a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and your favorite herbs.

>Sausage with veggies

Cut thin bits of onion and put them in a pan with olive oil. Wait until they are cooked, and add red beans, corn, red peppers, tomatoes and sausage slices (toss your favorite vegetable in it as well if you want). When everything is cooked nicely turn off the heat without removing the pan and add honey, then mix it while it cools down.


Cheese Omelette:

- 4 eggs (use a big pan, non-stick or seasoned pan)
- splash of milk
- cheese (grated or cut)
- salt and pepper

Heat pan with butter or oil on low heat.
Mix eggs, milk, salt and pepper in bowl.
Once pan is hot, pour in the mixture.
Wait until you can put a spatula under the egg mixture without it breaking (about 5 minutes)
Fold 1/3 of the omelette toward the center.
Put cheese on top of folded bit and in the center (it will become the glue that holds it together)
Wait a bit for the cheese to melt.
Fold the other end of the omelette on top of the cheese.
Depending on how liquidy the top/inside of the omelette is, wait a bit more.
Fold the other end about half way.
Slide into a plate and enjoy.


Tuna & Rice
It's a super easy dish that I quite like.

peas -> optional
tomatoes -> optional

You should cook the rice and then mix it with the tuna and the mayo until everything is even mixed. You can add peas to the mix if you like them and even carve some tomatoes and put the rice inside it (my grandma used to do that) and it's good as well.


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I like to eat cooked potatoes.
>Cut up russet potato
>Add oil to pan
>Add potato and spices (I do salt, garlic, onion, and chili powder)
>Cook until a crisp
Cooked tofu
>freeze tofu overnight (optional), doing this makes the tofu less soft and more 'meat' like.
>Slice up tofu
>Add sauces I want (warsch, soy, vinegar)
>Add cornstarch (optional), when it fries with CS it has a crunchy outside
>Cook in oil until done
I'm also getting into miso. You just need broth, miso paste, and random food lying around you can add to the soup (Potato, onions, tofu, meat, etc)


simple tuna pasta sauce:
you will need
-can of tuna
-can of chopped tomato
-some cooking wine, i usually use red wine or vermouth
-anchovies (optional)

>saute chopped onions and garlic until the onion is translucent

>add can of tuna, break it up with a wooden spoon, let it cook for about 30 seconds
>add tomatoes, olives, and a glug of wine
>optionally, this is where you would add some chopped anchovies. Don't worry, it won't taste too fishy it just adds umami.
>once the alcohol cooks off, taste and season appropriately with salt and pepper.
>cook it down to your preferred consistency.

if done correctly, the tuna should "melt" into the sauce. Don't put cheese on this pasta, cheese + fish will cause heart attacks in italians.

simple salmon cream sauce:
you will need
-salmon fillet
-double cream
-onion and garlic

>saute chopped onions and garlic until the onion is translucent

>remove the skin and cube the salmon (i find scissors are the best tool for this)
>add cubed salmon and cream to the pan
>season to taste
that's it. Not exactly healthy or super cheap, but a good treat once a month or so.


Wouldn't it be difficult to cut the tofu while its frozen? Also hard to absorb the sauce. I guess it absorbs it while cooking.


Speaking of rice: Jasmine rice with seasoning salt. Good for a cheap, low-effort side or if you just want something to snack on that doesn't require a whole lot of attention.

>jasmine rice ($1-2/lb)

>seasoning salt (recommend "Johnny's" brand but generic works too, about $5 for a 1/2lb shaker)

>rinse rice

>good ratio for jasmine is 1 cup water per 1 cup rice
>cook rice in rice cooker
>don't remove lid for 10 minutes once cooker is done to let rice absorb more of the steam
>fluff rice
>serve topped with a couple shakes of seasoning salt

you get a nice hot bowl of rice with a decent kick of flavor


I mean "low effort" is a bit of a definition thing, but I'll share some recipes. I start cooking whenever I am hungry, so my stuff needs to be somewhat fast to make. You can find the recipes online, if it's a chinese sounding dish, I probably got it from the YT channel "chinese cooking demystified":

>snacks (lowest of low effort)

garlic bread (bread + butter + garlic + cheese in oven)
Toast hawaii (toast + ham + slice of pineapple + cheese)
baked chickpeas (toss chickpeas, salt, oil, herbmix, then put in oven until crispy)

>very low effort

Spätzle/Spaetzle (german noodles, best eaten with cheese)
Shaxian peanut noodles
Pumpkin soup
Älplermagronen (swiss national dish)
煎焗鸡 (Cantonese Fry Roast Chicken)
Scallion oil noodles
Fruit crumble
Beef Stroganoff

>medium low effort

Oven baked califlower (toss califlower with oil, spices and put in oven)
Gyudon Yoshinoya
Dan Dan noodles
General Tso's Tofu
Arepas (from Venezuela)
Peking Pork (best eaten with 春饼 Spring pancakes, makes it high effort though)
Pad Kee Mao

>high low effort

Garlic Naan
春饼 (to eat with peking pork or peking duck)
Kaiserschmarrn (austrian pancakes)

Generally you want sauces you can do in batches, keep them in the fridge and then just add for quick food/snacks. I currently have a plastic squeeze bottle of the following:
>Salad sauce
>pumpkin spice latte sirup
>chili oil
>scallion oil


__Oyasumi Pudding__

- milk
- semolina
- sugar

- cinnamon
- allspice
- essential lavender oil
- salt
- (extra sugar if desired)

Mix milk with sugar and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and mix in the semolina. Keep stirring slowly. When it forms a nice pulp, add cinnamon, salt, allspice and mix well. If it gets too thick, just add milk. Take off the stove and add 1-3 drops of essential lavender oil (be careful here, this stuff is strong).


pasta is my go to when i need to eat something. its pretty low cost, tasty, and easy to make. i just grab some bologna or ham, cut it into pieces, stir fry with some cabbage and onions, and prepare the pasta with a bit of olive oil.

other times i just get some canned sardines with tomato sauce, heat the sauce and sardines in a pan with some onions and peppers, and toss it in the pasta with some pecorino cheese. takes less than 12min.

burgers are also quite easy and quick to make, and you can get pretty creative with them.


I've got 3 extremely low effort meals here

Everyday nachos
I find nachos with veggies like tomato, onion, olives, and peppers are really nice, but it takes a while to cut up all the veg and clean up after. So what I do is on the weekend cut a lot of veg mix and put it in the fridge, then during the week all I have to do is throw everything together and cook! I also use pre shredded bagged cheese, but you could prep grated cheese same as the veg.

Canned soup rice medley
This is very easy if you have a rice maker. Just cook rice and then mix in canned soup with it. I find chunky beef, chili, and chicken soups without noodles work really well. I recommend wild grain rice. You can also throw some veg from the nacho mix on top if you are doing that as well.

No cook oat mix
This is one of my fav meals it's so easy and quick. You mix one or two cups of quick or minute oats, one cup of trail mix (get stuff with dried strawberries if you can find it), 1/2 to 1 cup of skim milk powder, and a pinch of salt. Add water until it gets to a consistency you like and eat. I think it's cool because all the ingredients are dried so it works well as a camping or hiking food, but really I just like how fast it is ready and how little work it is.


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