Stretching your spaghetti

I know someone who can stretch it up to two metres. Then I found out it was chewing gum. Pasta and rice are cheap to buy, high in carbohydrates and low in fat. They have B vitamins and some minerals. Serve generous amounts to fill hungry tummies and you can use the leftovers. Store cooked rice tightly covered in the fridge for up to two days.

Leftover pasta or rice can be used in lots of different ways:

  • Heat with a little grated cheese.
  • Make a salad with salad vegetables and a dressing.
  • Put in a lunch box with grated cheese, sliced tomato and chopped ham.
  • Add to a soup.
  • Cook extra rice and use for dinner the next night in fried rice or kedgeree.