Tonight for dinner I made Alu Matar. Here's the recipe: In the blender, 2 chopped medium onions, 1T grated ginger, and 2 cloves of garlic. Blend til liquefied. In a big skillet, heat about 2T of vegetable oil, and brown a T of cumin. Add 1//2 tsp of tumeric and pour the blended onion mixture into the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes on med-high until some of the liquid cooks off. Then add a can of diced tomatos, a can of drained peas, and a can of drained white potatos. If the canned potatos are whole cut them into bite size pieces first. You can also add a dash or more of cayenne pepper at this point if you like your food spicy. Cook this all in the skillet on medium until the rice you're making is finished. (Did I mention that you should start some rice while the onions are cooking off?) When it's all done, stir a 1/2tsp of garam masala into the veg mix if you have some, before serving it all over the rice. This is sooo delicious and filling, and uses up lots of canned stuff in your pantry. It also makes enough for lunch the next day too.
Now I have used up all my rice except some arborio that I have. Also, the canned potatos are gone, though I have about 2lbs of fresh potatos hanging around. Maybe there is a risotto in my future? I have a recipe for a really delicious corn risotto that I might make this weekend, since I have 4 more cans of corn to use up!
I'm really enjoying the pantry challenge. Still no ideas on what to do with my jell-o though!