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Porky Rice, A Staple


Another T&T recipe was served last night.  Back in October when this no repeat dinner idea was started, it was figured that the T&T recipe list has to be spread out across the next 12 months.  Kind of like back up meals.  You know, a meal after a week worth of less than stellar results, .  A meal when a new meal cannot be found appealing.  A meal for when the soul needs cheering, like tonight.  Tonight was Porky Rice, a self made meal created out of the dead broke college days.  Easy, simple, soul filling.  Not to mention a teen counterpart favorite.

Ingredients:
1 lb ground pork
1 cup white rice
2.5 cups water
2 tablespoons Tony Charchere Original Seasoning

Instructions:
Brown pork.  Drain excess fat.  Return to pan, stir in remaining ingredients.  Bring to boil and cook for 20-25 minutes or until rice is done.

Scaled for Likability: Great
As every student who has ever paid their way through college and even after college or right up into full on adulthood with hungry children, finding filling, cheap meals is a struggle.  Luckily there is Porky Rice to save the day.  Granite, it is not as cheap as it was back in college but as far as meat meals, it is cheap.  To make it even cheaper, which has been done too many time to count, 1.5 cups of white rice can be added instead of 1 cup.  Spread the wealth.  For healthier meals, a simple frozen bag of green beans or corn or peas (YUK) can be added on the side.  Even with the bag of frozen food, the whole meals feeds a family of four for less than five dollars.  Can't go wrong with that.

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