Wednesday, March 14, 2012

SNAP Dinner #3: Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches

Dinner for night number three was grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, rice with onions and carrots, and a salad.

For the rice...
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1/2 of a medium onion chopped
1 carrot diced
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 cup rice (rinsed and drained)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups chicken broth

Directions: Heat oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. Cook the onion and carrot until the onion starts to soften (5-10 minutes). Add the pepper and cook for one more minute. Add the rice and cook until the rice just starts to brown. Add the broth and salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to low and cook until the broth disappears (15-20 minutes). Let stand covered for 5 additional minutes; fluff with a fork.

The whole thing took just under 30 minutes. Fast, cheap, and what kid passes up a grilled cheese sandwich?