Day five dinner, living below the line challenge.

Like a faux risotto, hence the name, this is a lot more delicious than I expected it to be. Funnily enough, the further into this challenge I get, the more delicious everything is…
70g rice, 3p
120g mixed courgette, carrot, broccoli and green beans, five days out of date, 15p
100g chopped tomatoes, 8p
Shake of mixed dried herbs, 1p
Boil rice as usual. Add the veg just before it finishes boiling. Strain most of the water out, add tomatoes and herbs and stir well.
Total cost: 27p. Feels extravagant, somehow.
Jack Monroe. Twitter: @MsJackMonroe