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How to Cook For Yourself While in College part 2

Updated on December 12, 2010

continued from part 1

Here are some suggestions and recopies for people who might have more space in the kitchen or more appliances then a microwave.

The Midway Student

Say your dorm will allow you to have some larger appliances or you have a small kitchen, just a fridge and some counter space. Some basic

Hamburger Cheese Rice (serves about four people)

You will need: Three cups uncooked rice (microwavable is easiest), One pound ground hamburger, Three cups cheddar cheese shredded. One skillet, a stove top burner, and a microwave or pot.

Cook rice as per package instructions. While rice is cooking put hamburger in a skillet and cook on medium until hamburger no longer has any pink, chopping the hamburger into tiny chunks with a spoon as you stir it while cooking. When the hamburger is cooked drain some of the grease out and leave in pan until rice is done. When rice is done put hamburger on top and cove with cheese. Microwave if need to slightly melt the cheese and enjoy.

More options for everyone

If you have appliances like a toaster oven, crock pot, or rice cooker, then life will be made a little easier for you. There are many options for the toaster oven especially. With a toaster oven you can heat food faster then a conventional oven. Here are some easy recopies for you.

Cheese bread (single serving)

You will need: one hogi or sub roll, butter, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, a cheese grater, and an oven or toaster oven.

Cut open the bread to make two slices. Butter each slice and sprinkle lightly with parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese until covered. Toast in the toaster oven until slightly golden or toast in the oven on 300F until slightly golden. Time will vary.

Roast (serves about four people or more)

You will need : a small roast (there are many kinds or roasts so try out a few until you find a cut you like), rice, three baking potatoes, three carrots, beef broth (or bouillon cubes), garlic powder, vegetable oil, and an onion. You will need a crock pot and a rice cooker or microwavable rice and (optional) a frying pan and stove top

Crock pots are easy to use with usually just a few settings. If you have an 8 hour setting start this roast in the morning. First cut off some of the fat from the roast. You will want to leave some fat on for flavor. Optional, Turn on your stove to high. Put on the pan with two table spoons of oil and heat until you get little pops if you drip water on the oil. Sear roast till browned but not burnt on both sides. Put roast in crock pot and add enough beef stock to cover roast. Cut potatoes, onions, and carrots into bite sized pieces and add. Add 1 tablespoon of garlic powder. Set to cook. After roast is done cook rice in microwave or rice cooker. Pour broth over rice and cut roast into bite sized pieces and enjoy!


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    • ambersagen profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Provo, Utah

      Thanks! if you have any suggestions about what you would like to see if the future let me know.

    • Jo Deslaurier profile image

      Jo Deslaurier 

      8 years ago

      Good tips!


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