Preparing a meal for one person is not really a chore if we have some ready made sauces and ingredients that store well. Planning in advance and buying vegetables and meats that can go well together also helps. Separate them into single portions and freeze until needed.
I dislike boiling spaghetti because one needs to watch over it to get the right texture, i.e. al dente. So, what I do is to boil a whole packet which weighs 500 grams. Then, I use the main portion for the family meal and keep one single portion for myself for lunch the next day. I usually keep them in food grade plastic bag and store in the fridge.
Recipe : Stir fried spaghetti
One portion spaghetti
Tomato based sauce – If you have it use it, if not forget it
Lots of grey oyster mushroom (grey is the large size mushroom, avoid the white small one because the white ones have very tough stems)
A bunch of young water cress, wash and keep it fresh
Lots of garlics, chopped
And any kind of spicy sauce
1) Cook spaghetti the normal way (boil for 10-20minutes)
2) Heat olive oil, add garlic
3) Put in spaghetti and all the sauces and mushroom
4) Flavour if not enough taste
5) Sprinkle with cheese and add in raw watercress
Grey oyster mushroom goes perfectly well with spaghetti and watercress gives it an added flavour.Ã‚ I like fresh watercress for its ‘earth-y’ taste. Try this combination next time and let me know the result :)Ã‚ .