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10 easy student dinners

With these quick, easy and budget-friendly recipes, cooking dinner while at university has never been so simple or delicious. Forget beans on toast and rustle up a spicy rice bowl, simple chicken traybake or a store-cupboard curry in no time at all.

Korean-style rice bowl
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Korean-style rice bowl

This Korean-inspired rice bowl is brimming with brightly coloured veg and chilli stir-fried pork. The fried egg is a must, as the runny yolk acts as a sauce that coats the rice and combines the flavours of the dish. If you don’t have pork mince, you can use any lean mince.

  1. Cook the rice according to the pack instructions. Meanwhile, in a large wok set over a medium-high heat, heat 1 tbsp oil and stir-fry the mince for 5-7 mins, until golden and starting to crisp up.
  2. Add the pepper mix to the wok along with a splash of water. Cook for another 5-7 mins, until the vegetables are tender and the pork is cooked through. Stir in the chilli sauce and season.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil and fry the eggs. Divide the cooked rice between 4 serving bowls. Top with the mince mixture and a fried egg. Drizzle with a little more chilli sauce, if you like.

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  • Ingredients
  • 300g long grain rice
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 x 500g pack lean pork mince
  • 1 x 320g pack pepper stir-fry mix
  • 1-2 tbsp chilli sauce, plus extra to drizzle
  • 4 eggs