Curried Peas with Rice for $4.96

Curry doesn’t get much easier or tastier than this. All you need is fifteen minutes and a few ingredients, and you’ll be set with a great-tasting home-cooked meal that doesn’t take much time, energy, or skill to whip together. The total for this recipe came out to $4.96!

This recipe is part of our “Feed a Family for $5.55” series. The price of this recipe does not include items from our list of pantry basics.

Curried Peas with Rice

Prep. Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

A simple vegetarian curry dish with peas, served with rice and yogurt.


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced ($.50)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced ($.15)
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 can diced tomatoes ($.92)
  • 1 small bag frozen peas ($.99)
  • 1 c water
  • Rice ($.40)
  • Plain yogurt ($2.00)


Put desired amount of rice on to cook. Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat. Saute onion for about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then add minced garlic and curry powder. Add can of diced tomatoes and continue cooking for a few minutes. Add frozen peas and cook until warmed through. Add a bit of water to thin sauce. Serve with yogurt over rice.

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