This is one of our favorite lunch and/or dinner recipes. Cheap, tasty and filling, Chipotle Rice meets all of our criteria for a DE meal, and it fits into our cheapest meal category, feeding our family of 6 for about $1.24.
3 c. dry parboiled rice (bought in bulk at Sam’s club – 36 cents)
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped fine (30 cents)
1/2 lime (20 cents)
1/3 to 1/2 red onion, chopped fine (30 cents)
2 T. Olive Oil (bought in bulk – 3 cents)
salt and pepper to taste ( 5 cents)
Cook rice as directed. When rice is done, add olive oil and juice/pulp from lime half (clean it out good, using every ounce of flavor). Mix well. Add cilantro, onion, salt and pepper, and mix well again. Ready to serve!
**Want to spice it up? Serve it with fresh guacamole dip.