It can happen to each of us that when we are at home, we remember that the products have not been purchased. You need to cook, but there is practically nothing left in the refrigerator. In this case, it is not necessary to go to the store, you can simply use the current selection of recipes from the Novate.ru editorial board and fantasy. There are tons of delicious options with just a few interchangeable ingredients.
1. Spicy French toast
If you have bread, croissants, biscuits or English muffins in the house, as well as eggs and some spices, this is a good reason to try fancy French toast. Instead of adding the usual sweet spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, choose a seasoning that is usually made for dinner. This can be garlic, red pepper, or cumin. A small amount of cheese, herbs, something meat, fried vegetables - everything that can be in the refrigerator, even in a small amount will also help improve the taste.
Helpful advice: To make the taste more organic, it is worth coming up with a dressing for the dish. Any sauce will do, or even just a drop or two of vegetable or olive oil.
Any greens will become the basis of the salad. Then, without hesitation, it can be supplemented with leftover rice, boiled or fried potatoes, sliced crispy bread, grated or sliced cheese, any fresh, canned or fried vegetables that you find in the refrigerator or pantry. For dressing, you can use oil, an acidic ingredient such as a little citrus juice or vinegar, and salt and pepper. If desired, your favorite spices, mustard or garlic are also added to add flavor to the salad.
Soup is one of the easiest dishes to prepare when there is not a lot of food in the house. It does not need a recipe, almost everything that is missing can be easily replaced with other components. For a start, it would be good to find some kind of broth base. This can be frozen broth, cube broth, or any piece of meat or fat that is added to the water for the broth. After that, everything that is to your liking is sent to it. Vegetables, pasta, rice, chickpeas, lentils, beans, minced meat or any grains, fish, fresh and dried herbs will do. Cook over low heat.
4. Spicy oatmeal
For dinner, you can also make a plate of this nutritious and delicious porridge. In order to make a real dish out of oatmeal, it is better to season it with herbs and spices, as well as salt and pepper, add cheese and vegetables, and put a fried egg on top. All this is being prepared very quickly. The dish turns out to be hearty and appetizing.
5. Nutritious pita bread
A couple of pita bread and a little grated cheese are the basis from which an excellent meal will turn out. An important component of a delicious snack is the sauce. It can be made with ketchup and mayonnaise, sour cream, hot sauce, or tomato paste. Tomatoes, corn, pumpkin, boiled chicken, onions, toasted minced meat, crab sticks, an egg, or whatever you can find in the fridge are great ingredients. The spread lavash is smeared with sauce, then sprinkled with filling and rolled into a roll, which is then cut into portioned pieces. It is better to let it brew before use. Additionally, you can fry the pieces in a pan.
If there are eggs in the house, then the family will not be left without a delicious dinner. Frittata is one of
fairly simple and quick to prepare meals. A mixture of vegetables and herbs, some milk and half an hour of cooking time is all that is needed for cooking. Frittata can be prepared with absolutely any ingredient, with potatoes, pasta, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, sausage, cheese or meat. This Italian omelet is usually cooked in an open skillet and then sent to the oven or infused under the lid.
If you have the most basic baking ingredients at home, you can make the pizza that almost everyone loves. A great option for cooking would be both a large pizza and several small portioned pizzas for everyone who will eat. First, prepare a simple dough: mix about 2.5 cups flour with a teaspoon of salt, three teaspoons of baking powder and three-thirds of a cup of water. Knead, roll out and cover with the available ingredients. First, any sauce, and then the ingredients that were lying around in the refrigerator or freezer. To make dessert pizza, you can use a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, as well as any fruits and berries.
8. Fried rice
A little rice is already a good start. A simple and versatile recipe will help make this porridge more varied. Cooking boiled rice. Fry vegetables or meat ingredients in a frying pan and add rice, simmer together. There might be a bag of frozen vegetables in the freezer or fresh ingredients in the cupboard, such as peas, corn, carrots, or broccoli. Fried rice with an egg turns out delicious. Walnuts or peanuts give an original combination. For lovers of spicy food, hot peppers and soy sauce will be useful ingredients. Experiments are encouraged.
If you have the basic ingredients for baking - flour, salt, eggs and milk - you can please everyone at home with pancakes. There are a couple more alternatives: waffles, pie and pancakes, cheese cakes. The proportions of the ingredients may differ slightly, but the base is the same, and the end result is a versatile dish that can be eaten just like that or supplemented with many different fillings. Not only condensed milk and jam go well with pancakes. Cream, melted chocolate, chopped fruit, dried fruit, cookie crumbs, marmalade will do. Pancakes can also be with savory filling: there are also a lot of variations.
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