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25 essential ingredients to make a quick meal

Have you ever opened your kitchen cabinets and there's nothing to eat? Having just a few essential ingredients in the house will enable you to whip up a full-course meal with almost no effort at all. Geoffrey Zakarian, chef and owner of town restaurant in New York City, lists 25 simple ingredients that you may already have in your cupboard that you can use to whip up a meal in no time at all. Here
/ Source: TODAY

Have you ever opened your kitchen cabinets and there's nothing to eat? Having just a few essential ingredients in the house will enable you to whip up a full-course meal with almost no effort at all. Geoffrey Zakarian, chef and owner of town restaurant in New York City, lists 25 simple ingredients that you may already have in your cupboard that you can use to whip up a meal in no time at all. Here's the list and the recipes.

25 Essential Ingredients



Rice (Arborio & Long Grain)                                                   

Dijon Mustard

Tuna Canned in Olive Oil                                                         

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

White Anchovies Packed in Oil                                    

Hazelnut Oil

Peeled Whole Tomatoes, Canned                                            

Olive Paste

Capers in Salt                                                                          

Balsamic Vinegar

Tomato Paste                                                                          

Red Wine Vinegar

Coleman’s Dry Mustard                                                          

Sherry Wine Vinegar

Hellman’s Mayonaisse                                                 

Kosher Salt

Aged Parmesan Cheese                                                           

Herb De Province

Pure Vanilla Extract                                                                 

Sesame Oil

Worcester Sauce                                                                     

Tabasco Sauce

Canned Low Sodium Chicken & Vegetable Stock                   

Pasta (Assorted Dry Variety)

Low Sodium Soy Sauce