Preparing your own inexpensive dinner ideas
Whether you are looking for eating out in restaurant or planning to prepare your own meal at
home there are different inexpensive dinner ideas you can opt for. These dinner ideas are
cheap and you can have them at a cost of few dollars. If you plan it properly, you can easily find
it in the vegetables and fruits. These dinner ideas can make delicious, tasty and inexpensive
dinner ideas for you and your family.
Some of these dinners can be store and freeze. This can be eaten as breakfast or you can carry
it for lunch so there is no worry about wasting it if you cooked it in excess.
Vegetable based dishes are budget friendly and makes inexpensive dinner ideas for any
occasion. Italian vegetarian risotto with sun dried tomatoes makes an excellent vegan main
dish. This dish is colorful and can be flavored with fresh parsley and basil. To make vegan
sundried tomato risotto you have to saute the garlic and onion (minced) in 3 tablespoon olive
oil till it softens. Put Italian risotto rice and cook while stirring constantly. Cook till the rice turns
brown. Then add one cup of vegetable broth or water and stir well. Add salt, pepper, basil,
tomatoes and parsley with another cup of water. Continue adding water or broth as the water
gets absorbed while stirring constantly. You can sprinkle parmesan cheese on top before
serving. This Italian risotto is perfect for a family dinner and any get-together.
Another risotto recipe that makes a perfect inexpensive dinner ideas is asparagus mint and
lemon risotto. This dish is simple and delicious too. Simmer hot chicken or vegetable stock (700
ml) in a saucepan. On the other pan heat olive oil with butter and add celery and onion. Cook
until they soften. Then add risotto rice and cook with constant stirring. Instantly pour in the
wine or vermouth and continue stirring until the wine has evaporated leaving a lovely smell on
the rice. Now add the stock to the rice a scoop at a time, stirring before adding the nest scoop.
Continue cooking the rice while adding the stock until the rice has absorbed all the stock and
Finally add the rice risotto and finely cut asparagus stalks as well as the tips to the remaining
stock in a large pan. Simmer and bring to the boil until complete stock is absorbed and the
asparagus and rice are cooked completely. Once it is cooked, season it with mint, parmesan
cheese and lemon juice. Add pepper and salt if required. Keep for some minutes with a covered
lid and serve with olive oil and parmesan cheese. You can also sprinkle sliced scallops or peeled
prawns or fresh lobster meat if you want to fancy and enjoy the mouth-watering asparagus
mint and lemon risotto fiesta.
Salads are perfect dishes that are filling as well as nutritious. Vegetable salads such as Greek
salads, celeriac and carrot remoulade, warm cauliflower salad and potato salads are simply
awesome and delicious. Greek salads are flavorsome and are inexpensive. Combine irregularly
cut tomatoes, roughly chopped cucumber, thinly sliced onion, olives, oregano, chunks of feta
cheese with extra Greek virgin olive oil. This colorful, fresh and tasty salad can be eaten as a
main dish or can be serve with grilled chickens or beefs.