Easy Rice Cooker Meals On A Budget (with Abi Marquez)

Abi Marquez is sharing her secrets to cooking easy meals in small kitchens! We are back with our second episode of Compact Cooking where we get creative with simple recipes that use a single appliance: the humble rice cooker. Today, we are making mushroom soup, tuna pasta, ginataang mais, and spareribs with black beans! 

We know cooking budget-friendly recipes in tiny spaces like in your condo, dormitory, or just literally a little studio can get quite challenging when you want to prepare a proper meal, but this episode is going to change the way you cook your meals today.

Abi Marquez: 





Cream Mushroom Soup

¼ cup flour
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
1 can mushroom (pieces and stems)
1 chicken cubes
2 cups water
1 ~400 can evaporated milk
2 pcs tasty bread or any leftover bread 
dried thyme (optional)
white pepper (optional)

Total cost = 150.78 Php
No. of servings = 4
Cost per serving = 37.70 Php

Tuna Pasta

5 cloves garlic
olive oil
7 pcs local tomatoes
1 pc white onion, large
300 grams spaghetti, uncooked
2 pcs canned tuna in oil
dried basil leaves
parmesan cheese(optional)

Total cost = 348.22 Php
No. of servings = 6
Cost per serving = 58.04 Php

Spareribs Black Beans

2 cups rice, uncooked 
Water for cooking rice
3 gloves garlic
2 tbsp fermented black beans (canned)
1 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch 
2 pcs. red chill
green scallions

Total Cost = 405.85 Php
No. of servings = 5
Cost per serving = 81.17 Php

Ginataang Mais

2 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup malagkit rice or glutinous rice
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup corn kernels (canned)

Total Cost = 110.20 Php
No. of servings = 4
Cost per serving = 27.55 Php

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