This was part of budget vegetarian, but I figured it needed its own post.
rice (about one cup uncooked), one packet stir-fry vegetables, red (or green or yellow) curry paste, salt, some oil, eggs if you eat them, a can of sliced water chestnuts and/or bamboo shoots, if you like them.
Set the rice to cook. A cup of rice usually takes 2.5 cups of water. But experiment till you get it right.
Heat a little oil in a big pan or wok. Add 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of curry paste (this really depends on how spicy you like things; experiment). Stir it around for a minute. Add the vegetables. Stir till cooked as soft as you like them. Add the drained water chestnuts. Add salt to taste.
If you eat eggs: Clear a little space at the side of the wok, crack in a couple of eggs, and scramble. Mix it all up.
Add the cooked rice and stir in. Eat.
Optionally, don’t add either the eggs or rice, pour in a can of coconut milk, let it boil and simmer a bit, and eat with rice.