Due to the current situation, it can be a bit inconvenient (not to mention unsafe) to be buying food supplies on a daily basis. We get that fresh food is the best kind of food to consume for one’s health and all but as the surroundings around us change, so do we as we have to learn how to adapt along with it. Therefore, here we have listed down 3 of the most necessary pantry food items that we reckon you should stock-up on which will help you and your loved ones survive this trying period without much suffering (in terms of your stomach that is).
As born and bred Malaysians, rice is something most if not all of us can’t live without. Thus, on your next pantry run, make sure to get enough rice to last you and your family for at least a month. That way, you won’t need to make unnecessary trips to the supermarket just to buy some more rice. Besides being a staple food item, rice is also a versatile ingredient to have around the home as you can make lots of dishes using it such as risotto, nasi lemak, nasi lauk and don’t get us started on nasi goreng. Nasi goreng alone has many versions like nasi goreng kampung, nasi goreng cina, and many others.
For those of you who don’t like rice (as horrifying as that might be we won’t judge you for it) or are trying to lose weight by not consuming rice, there are always noodles. When we say noodles, we’re not just referring to the yellow noodles, laksa noodles or instant noodles. We’re also talking about pasta, vermicelli and basically anything related to noodles that can be slurped. Just like rice, noodles are very versatile and many delicious dishes can be made using them such as noodle soup, Italian pasta, ramen and you guessed it, fried noodles. Just throw in any other ingredients alongside it and it’ll easily become a mouthwatering home-cooked dish.
Although eggs are rarely the main stars in any cooked meal, the absence of them in one’s kitchen can prove to be problematic. Imagine frying rice or noodles and not having any eggs to throw into the mix. Of course, it’ll still be eaten to the last grain but it’ll be missing that one element that elevates a dish from good to great. Apart from complementing and elevating a dish, eggs can be eaten at any time of the day be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For breakfast, one can make scrambled eggs, omelette, or soft boiled eggs. For lunch, egg salad or egg spread on bread. For dinner, egg casserole or for a more local taste, egg fried rice.
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