Cheap meals for a beginner

Was just asked by a friend who wants to learn how to cook his own food (and is kinda poor), what are some easy and good things to make. He wants to include vegetables, but doesn't have a clue. I was thinking roast chicken, since it's easy and you can use up the leftover chicken in other things; but not sure about any other ideas. Any thoughts out there?

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