Friday, January 25, 2008

Frugal Fried Rice by the Coupon Queen (AKA SFO Mom)

Or, how to feed one mom, one teenage boy and one "tween" girl on about $1.75!

Here's the shopping list. I bought on sale and used coupons.
1 Perdue Perfect Portion boneless/skinless chicken breast (6 for 4.99, $1 off coupon, so 67 cents for one piece of chicken)
1 bag Birds Eye Steam Fresh Asian vegetables (99 cents a bag, save $1 off 2 coupon, so 49 cents for a bag)
2 cups cooked jasmine rice (1/4 lb raw rice=1 cup raw=2 cups cooked; this rice is 20 pounds for about $10 at the warehouse store so 12 cents for rice)
1 small onion, chopped fine (3 pounds for $2 and this onion was probably 1/4 lb at most, about 15 cents for the onion)
1 tablespoon minced garlic from a jar (I get maybe 100 tablespoons out of a jar, and a jar cost me $5, so 5 cents for garlic)
Some soy sauce and a splash of sesame oil (no prices on these but the amount is small)
Olive oil for the pan
I allowed a very generous 30 cents for the 2 kinds of oil and the soy sauce.

67 + 50 + 12 + 15 + 5 = $1.45

Saute onion in the olive oil. Add garlic & saute. Add cubed chicken and cook until browned. Add thawed vegetables and cooked rice. Stir until everything is hot. Stir in a little soy sauce and drizzle a bit of sesame oil over top.


  1. That looks delicious! I love a good stir-fry or fried rice. Seems pretty healthy, too.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the frugality! Cheap AND Charming! Rock on SFO Mom!



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