Quick, Easy & Cheap Mock Fried Rice


It was eight o’clock in the evening and we were both deeply involved with work when we realized, suddenly, that we were starving.  I looked in the cabinets feeling extremely unmotivated to play domestic goddess and decided to toss some ingredients in a pot and call it dinner (or tea as they say down here :p) 

Surprisingly, it turned out delicious, was extremely quick and easy and made almost no clean up.  This is now, officially, a staple meal.  Quicker, easier and less clean up than take out.  That gets a gold star in my book!

And here’s what I did:

What You Need

1 cup jasmine rice

1 can tuna

1 cup frozen vegetables


Open your can of tuna, and then drain it into a measuring cup.  Fill the cup with water until you have two cups of liquid altogether.  Toss that, your rice, frozen vegetables and tuna into a pot, cover it and turn it on high.  When it starts to boil, turn it to low and set the timer for 15 minutes.  When the timer goes off, take the lid off, fluff up your rice and then let it sit and steam for a few minutes while you get out your bowls.

Dinner is served.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She is a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She co-publishes Space and Time, a publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction since 1966. Join the community at spaceandtime.net
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