John and I make and eat dinner together each evening but breakfast and lunch are totally free-form. We eat what we want at whatever time we like. It works best for us this way.
Today I made a leftovers taco for one. I have leftover rice from the paella earlier this week. There were chickpeas in the rice so my protein was covered. Additionally I had some chopped up onion, a bunch of getting-tired cilantro, an ultra thin slice of cheddar cheese, and my endless supply of cherry tomatoes. I heated the corn tortilla up in the microwave for 10 seconds, heated the mixture of rice and chickpeas with a dash of chipotle powder up for 30 seconds, heaped the mixture into the tortilla with the onion, tomatoes, and cheese and zapped that for a minute. The tomatoes will exude some liquid for a nice little sauce. I left the cilantro as a fresh note at the end.
Instead of having the same-old, same-old for lunch try getting inventive with your leftovers!
Leftovers taco for one
1 corn tortilla
1/4 cup leftover rice
1/4 cup leftover beans (or chickpeas, or chicken, etc.)
Dash of chipotle or chile powder
1 Tablespoon chopped onion
Five cherry tomatoes, chopped
Slice of ultra thin cheese (optional)
Cilantro, lettuce, spinach etc. for garnish
Microwave tortilla for 10 seconds until pliable. Mix beans and rice together with chile powder and microwave for 30 seconds. Put the rice and bean mixture into the tortilla along with the cheese (if using), the chopped onion, and tomatoes. Microwave the stuffed tortilla for 1 minute. Garnish with cilantro or some other green.