Lunch is considered the most boring meal of the day
Lunch has been voted the country’s least favorite meal, according to a new study commissioned by British rice brand Tilda. The survey, carried out in collaboration with OnePoll, explored the lunch habits of 2,000 people across the UK and found that almost a third of Britons ‘miss’ their lunch and eat the same dish four days a week.
Despite being considered the most boring lunch options, 63% of Britons turn to salads, sandwiches or soups for their midday meal, as they generally describe their lunch routine as simple, basic and repetitive . Anna Beheshti, Head of Marketing at Tilda, said: “Our research revealed that people are looking for tastier (40%), healthier (36%) and tastier (33%) lunches, but convenience and time are a barrier to this, most people currently only spend an average of 15 minutes preparing and eating their lunch.
“Lunch doesn’t have to be mundane, just because it’s often eaten quickly and on its own. With a little inspiration and incorporating some easy cooking tips and more exciting flavors into your lunchtime routine, you can create a quick and affordable lunch that ticks all of these boxes.
Respondents predict that they currently have an average of three expired products in their kitchen, largely because they forgot items or don’t need a whole ingredient they bought to create a specific recipe. The most common obsolete products in people’s kitchens? Unfinished or expired vegetables, bread and cooked leftovers.
Anna continued, “Given the rising cost of living, we especially want to encourage the nation to create tasty dishes by simply combining ready-to-heat rice packs with what they already have at home and might have. -to be forgotten – from condiments to leftover meat and vegetables. .
“Tilda offers a wide range of ready-to-heat rice packs in over 20 different flavors, including Peri Peri Rice, Coconut Rice and the limited edition Katsu Curry Rice – all incredibly versatile and easy to cook. creating a fantastic dish for your lunch.. It’s also a great way to use up leftovers. All you have to do is grab a packet, open your fridge or cupboard and we guarantee that you will find a simple but delicious answer no matter what it contains.
“Or, if you’re in the office, quickly visit a nearby store and grab a packet of Tilda Rice and a handful of other easy-to-cook ingredients to create an easy-to-prepare yet delicious lunch in minutes, with just the company of the oven. microwave.”
To help Brits elevate their lunches and show just how versatile rice is, Tilda has developed six new recipes that are easy to make in 15 minutes. These include the Salmon and Coconut Buddha Bowl, Quesadilla and Burrito Bowl. For more details visit: https://www.tilda.com/recipes/.
Tilda’s quick and easy recipe ideas to elevate your lunch
1/2 sachet of 250g of Tilda Peri Peri rice
200g red kidney beans, drained
80g drained sweet corn
1 avocado, sliced
2 iceberg lettuce leaves (50g), shredded
· Heat the Tilda Peri Peri Rice and Beans according to package directions in the microwave.
· Take a bowl and mix the rice with the beans, season and move to the side of the bowl.
· Add the lettuce, sweet corn and avocado around the rest of the bowl, then enjoy.
Tips: It’s a perfect base for other ingredients or alternative ingredients – chopped cucumber, chopped peppers, grated carrot, gem lettuce instead of iceberg, nuts, seeds, cooked chicken, grilled halloumi and herbs work well. Tilda Spicy Mexican or Tilda Lime & Coriander could be used instead of Tilda Peri Peri.
salmon and Coconut Buddha Bowl
1/2 sachet of 250g of Tilda Coco rice
Small handful (30g) baby spinach, chopped
1 hot-smoked salmon fillet with sweet chilli, crumbled
40g sliced pickles
60 g cooked cocktail beets
1 hard-boiled egg, halved
Pickle jar vinegar, choice of dressing or guacamole, to serve
· Mix the coconut tilda rice with the spinach and place in a shallow bowl.
· Top with salmon, pickles, beets and egg halves.
· Season and finish with a little pickle vinegar, a vinaigrette of your choice or guacamole.
Tips: This dish is perfect for using up leftovers from the fridge, from salad ingredients to shredded carrot, shredded cabbage and shredded zucchini. Tilda White Basmati or Tilda Jasmine rice can be used instead of Tilda Coconut.