5 Five-Ingredient Recipes to Last You Through Any Circuit Breaker

Holler at your inner chef this #stayhome period! The Circuit Breaker grocery shopping list no longer includes packs of instant noodles and toilet rolls — we’ve evolved a fair bit above that. Instead, while you’re planning your grocery list for the week ahead, we’ve helped to handpick our favourite five-ingredient recipes so no one’s panic-buying or getting hangry. Plus, all the ingredients can be easily found in your neighbourhood supermarket! 

Food for the Soul: Kimchi Fried Rice

Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients you’ll need: 

  1. Cooked rice
  2. Sesame oil
  3. Kimchi
  4. Green onions
  5. Egg

Pro-tip: Let your cooked quinoa cool before sautéing with your favourite ingredients to avoid a sticky situation!

Hearty Comfort: Egg-Fried Rice Noodles with Chicken

Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients you’ll need: 

  1. Rice noodles
  2. Skinless chicken breasts
  3. Garlic
  4. Broccoli
  5. Egg

Pro-tip: Switch up the chicken with your favourite kind of protein.


Mexican Feast: Chipotle Chicken

Time: 2h 15 min (includes 2h marinate time)

Ingredients you’ll need:

    1. Chicken thighs
    2. Salt
    3. Black pepper
    4. Chipotle en adobo
    5. Avocado (optional)

Pro-tip: If you’re wondering what else to do with that can of opened Chipotle en adobo sauce, add some cashews to it and voilà – an instant chip dip.

One-pan Wonder: Perfect Carbonara

Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients you’ll need: 

    1. Spaghetti
    2. Garlic
    3. Parmesan
    4. Eggs
    5. Bacon

Pro-tip: Work quickly so you don’t end up with scrambled eggs!


White Lovers: Shiroi Koibito

Time: 1 hour

Ingredients you’ll need:

    1. 1. Salted or unsalted butter
    2. 2. Cake or all-purpose flour
    3. 3. Egg
    4. 4. Granulated sugar
    5. 5. White chocolate


We’re probably not travelling anytime soon, so we’ll let our taste buds do the wanderlusting. No long fancy list of groceries needed — Just five ingredients, five rad recipes from around the world, and an empty tummy. We’re hungry already.. what about you?


Staying at home doesn’t have to be a bore when you’ve got cool tips and tricks to stay productive, connected, and positive. Lockdown or not, we’ve got you covered with our Stay Home Guide — tap to read more!

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In pure Aries fashion, Nicolette’s passions reveal themselves in fiery bursts — tell that to her 4-year-old flugelhorn still in mint condition. If she isn’t DM-ing you memes from private Instagram accounts, she’s probably snuggled up to a sitcom. A huge admirer of the harmonious coexistence between the style sensibilities and atrocities of the ‘90s. Yin and yang, baby.

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