While I was contemplating what I would eat for dinner, Y-squared sent me this image.
Ahhhh few things put a smile on my face the way plantain sizzling and turning a nice golden brown does. Y-squared wanted to make sure all was well and let me know that he had "a headache from eating." Yea, I know. Not cool. I quickly made my way to the grocery store and decided on a very simple Rice & Chicken with a side of plantains. I spent $6.51 which is less than I usually spend on lunch at work, on those rare occasions when I end up buying my lunch.
I got home with my 5 pack of chicken drumsticks and thighs, 3 plantains and 1 box of Goya yellow rice. I brought out a large pot added a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and tossed in the chicken.
I must have been really hungry because I forgot to add salt and pepper. Sadly I didn't realize until after the food was done. After letting the chicken cook for 5 - 7 minutes and turning it when necessary, I added 1 1/2 cups of water and brought it to a boil. Next I added the packet of rice and after it boiled I lowered the heat and covered the pot so it could simmer.
After 15 minutes, I added fresh chopped broccoli and peas & carrots.
I love colorful dishes. Meanwhile, I fried one of the 3 plantains. After letting the rice simmer until the water evaporated, it was time to eat.
Yup that's right $6.51 gets you all of that :-) Actually, it's more because there are still two plantains waiting for me. I don't know if I'll have time to cook again this week, but at least I have enough to eat at home a few more times.