We can all agree that washing up all the pots and pans and miscellaneous cooking items takes up a lot of the pre & post meal time; it’s not ideal. Wouldn’t it be better to be able to quickly wash up and then go right back to relaxing, after a long meal? This is where one pot meals come to the rescue.
What is a one pot meal?
Simply put, this meal requires only one pot. This could mean one pot/skillet/pan/baking tray but essentially everything is prepared in that one vessel. Everything that is necessary in a meal, i.e. carbohydrates, protein and vegetables are all put together into one yummy dish. They offer the pleasure of home cooking assembled with little fuss and minimal clean-up.
Why it simplifies the cooking experience:
- Cooking only one dish. Instead of spending time on cooking a main dish and side dishes (such as cooking roti, sabzi separately)
- Clean-up kept to a minimum
- Trying out a variety of cuisines made easy! Most cuisines have their variety of a one pot dish so you can cook up a variety of dishes
A one pot recipe can range from a slow-cooked meaty stew to an easy, lazy stir-fried rice or even a summery pasta, but since we’re looking at quick & easy meals, here’s a classic, speedy recipe to get you started: