Learn these easy recipes with few ingredients to satisfy your cravings, especially this quarantine!
5 Easy Recipes with Few Ingredients You Can Try at Home
This pandemic that the world is facing today has led to a series of unfortunate events that go beyond healthcare – businesses and other essential stores have t closed or are limited in their supplies. Given that, it has limited us from going into our usual daily routine, which includes the food we eat and the ingredients we buy for them.
Now that we’re stuck at home with limited resources, it has gotten quite difficult to come up with dishes that can satisfy our appetites. With these easy recipes, you wouldn’t even need complex and fancy ingredients – just the ones you most probably have at home or can buy at the grocery store will do! Check out the list below and see what you’ll cook for today’s meals:
Chicken Stir Fry
This is a staple Asian dish that almost every single one has tried already. Its ingredients may be many but they are ones that are easily accessible that it wouldn’t be surprising if you had all of them in your pantry. Learn how to do this easy recipe by following the instructions below:
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets
1 egg white
1 tbsp cornflour
1 root ginger
1 red pepper
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 lime juice
1. Chop the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
2. Mix the egg white and cornflour together in a bowl. Coat the chicken breasts with the mix and marinate for about 15-30 minutes.
3. Chop the ginger finely. Cut the pepper in half and remove the stalk, inner pith, and seeds, then cut into bite-sized pieces. Slice the shallot and garlic cloves after peeling.
4. Take the chicken breasts out of the mix. Pour them in a wok with 1 tbsp oil. Cook the chicken for about 7-10 minutes while tossing.
5. Take out the chicken from the wok and put in the pepper, ginger, shallot, and garlic. Cook these for about two minutes.
6. Mix the fish sauce, lime juice, water, and cornflour together into the wok.
7. Finally, add the chicken and cook for a minute. Add the basil as the finishing touch.
8. Put on a plate and serve with rice.
Cheese and Chilli Melts
Looking for a snack? This Mexican-style treat will satisfy your BBQ cravings both for the food and social interaction. This is an easy finger food to cook that you can even have your kids make it with you.
250g grated cheese
4 chopped tomatoes
1 chopped green or red chili
½ chopped coriander leaves
8 flour tortillas
1. Mix the cheese, tomatoes, chili, and coriander leaves into a bowl. Season it with salt and pepper to taste.
2. Put the tortillas in the microwave or a pan to heat them up.
3. Add the mix on top of one side of the tortillas and fold them up. Make sure to press down on it to seal.
4. Brush the tortilla with some oil and cook for a couple of minutes.
5. Slice the tortillas into portions and serve.
This very popular Asian dish requires very little ingredients that you most probably have in your house anyway! If you’re looking for a way to use your ingredients into a delicious meal, Lo Mein is the dish for you. You can make use of any vegetable or meat available in your pantry – that’s how flexible this dish is!
1. Chop up the vegetables of your preference as well as the meat.
2. Cook the meat in a pan for a couple of minutes. Add in the vegetable mix.
3. Boil a pot of water and add in your noodles. Cook for about 8-10 minutes or as instructed in the package.
4. Add the cooked noodles to the meat and vegetable mix.
5. Pour soy sauce into the pan.
6. Cook for a couple of minutes and serve.
Chocolate Molten Cakes
Of course, we can’t miss out on dessert even on a quarantine! One of the best staple chocolate desserts is the chocolate molten cake and it’s actually easy to make. It doesn’t need fancy ingredients – if you’ve got the basics in your house, then you’re basically good to go!
100g chopped dark chocolate
150g light brown soft sugar
3 large eggs
½ tsp vanilla extract
50g plain flour
1. Start off by preheating the oven to 180-200C.
2. Double boil 100g butter and 100g chopped dark chocolate over a heatproof bowl on a pan of hot water. You can also put them in a microwave and melt in 30 seconds. Stir the mix until smooth and let cool for about 15 minutes.
3. Mix 150g light brown sugar and 3 large eggs one at a time, then put in ½ tsp vanilla extract, and finally, the 50g plain flour. Put the mixtures over the buttered basins.
4. Put them in the oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes until the top of the cake is firm and the insides are soft.
5. Take them out of the oven. Run a knife around the edge of each basin then serve it on a plate.
Everybody has the time (and room) for more dessert! This rocky road recipe is great finger food and a snack along with your beverage of choice, especially coffee. The ingredients required to make this are primarily the cupboard ingredients that most people have in their homes, and if not, are easily accessible in any grocery store even during this quarantine period.
200g digestive biscuits
135g butter or margarine
200g dark chocolate
2-3 tbsp golden syrup
100g mini marshmallow
1. Bash 200g of frozen digestive biscuits with a rolling pin or with your hands until broken into dust or tiny lumps.
2. Double boil 125g butter or margarine, 200g dark chocolate, and two to three tbsp of golden syrup over a gentle heat until there are no more lumps of chocolate. Remove from heat and let cool.
3. Mix the biscuits, marshmallows, and other ingredients you want to mix into the chocolate mixture until everything is covered.
4. Put the mixture into a buttered baking tin lined with baking paper. Let it chill for about two hours or more.
5. Cut into portions and serve.
You can come up with a lot more easy recipes with few ingredients you can make at home even with a limited amount of resources. Take this as an opportunity as well to hone your cooking skills and to provide your family with delicious meals every day.