Here is what I do. I live in a student residence where there is no kitchen! So we are forced to get every meal from the cafeteria. I'm going to have kidney failure because they add so much salt to the food they serve :P. Luckily I bought a rice cooker. Its a life saver! I make rice, noodles, all kinds of food in it! I'll teach you how to do it (its reeeaaally simple).
Make use of what you have.
Step 1: Materials
1/2 cup of rice (1/2 cup is good for one person)
[a whole bag was less than $5]
a fist size of ground beef (or as much as you like, you can put whatever kind of meat, but grounded ones are easier to cook)
[it says $2.28/bl, but I got this portion of meat for around $0.50]
1 or 2 eggs (I put 1 eggs this time)
[$1.XX per 6 eggs]
[Less than $2 for the whole thing]
some soy sauce
[free, from eating sushi]
some sesame oil
[from my instant noodle package]
or any kind of sauce you like
Step 2: Defrost meat
Now, wait for it to defrost. Do something else while waiting.