I'm a food whizz and can easily feed a family of five for under a fiver – here's what I whizz up to keep everyone happy | The Sun

A FOOD whizz has shared how he makes the perfect meal for a family of five for under £1 per portion. 

Mitch explained how he used bargain buys from Sainsbury’s to make a delicious egg fried rice dish.

And not only will it cost under a fiver in total and just 92p per portion, it is quick and easy to make too.

Posting on TikTok under the username @mealsbymitch, the food fan shared his video with the caption ‘Cheap egg fried rice, plenty of rice, soy sauce and eggs leftover to make another batch as well.’

He said: “This is how to make a really simple egg fried rice.”

Mitch held up a receipt of his grocery shopping from Sainsbury’s, providing that the meal cost him just £4.64 to make.

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He added: “Well under our fiver budget.

“Works best with leftover rice from the day before, but I might as well give you a quick rice tutorial while we’re at it.”

As he started making the meal, he continued: “I’ve washed 300 grams of rice until the water runs clear.

“600mls of cold water, bring it up to a simmer and let it go on a low heat for ten minutes.

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“After ten minutes, turn the heat completely off, wrap it up [put tin foil on top] and let it steam for another 15 minutes.

“Perfect fluffy rice, every single time.

“Let the rice cool down and then in a steaming hot pan I’ve added one onion, one carrot, one pepper.

“Let it cook for two minutes and add a little bit of salt and about three cloves of garlic.

“Let this go on for another minute and then add the cold rice.

“Break it all up, make sure there’s no big clumps in there.

“Add three beaten eggs. Stir it all through.

“I’ve added some frozen peas and four to five tablespoons of soy sauce.

“It’s all about plating it up nice now.

“Finish with some spring onions. Bon appetit.” 


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Mitch’s recipe has clearly impressed many, as it has quickly amassed a whopping 262.7k views.

It has 9,530 likes, 97 comments and 309 shares. 

Social media users loved Mitch’s quick and easy recipe and were eager to share this in the comments.

One person said: “Yes please.” 

Another added: “Looks great.” 

A third commented: “This is one of the best egg fried rice recipes l have ever seen.”

Someone else noted: “You're a star, thanks so much.”

While Mitch didn’t confirm how many people his dish feeds, the average portion of rice per person is recommended between 50-75 grams.

If you wanted to serve up this meal for five people, you could comfortably serve up 60 grams of rice per person.

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Costing a total of £4.64, this meal works out at just 92p per person. 

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