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Dorm Room Dining
By Nicole Miller
Mexico | Asia | Mom's Grilled Cheese | Eggsceptional
Dorm rooms are not exactly the ideal place for creating a culinary masterpiece. As you may have already noticed, there’s no stovetop, no oven, no garbage disposal, why there’s not even an adequate amount of countertop space. Whether you consider yourself a cooking connoisseur or simply a dabbler in kitchen know how, you’ll want to utilize some of the following recipes and ideas for cooking while away at college

Mexican Rice ala Coffeepot
Café (pot) ole!

What you’ll need:

    A Coffeepot
    1 Spork
    1 cup water
    1 cup Instant white Rice
    4-5 sporkfuls of a favorite pasta sauce
    Salt and pepper
    ½ cup or so of the shredded cheese of your choice

    Extras:
    Tabasco Sauce
    ½ Can of corn

  1. First things first, measure a cup of water and pour it into the machine. What? No measuring cup? The coffeepot has a measuring scale in cups on the side. Most instant rice can be prepared in equal parts—so it’s not a problem.
  2. Next, place a cup of rice into the pot itself, turn the machine on and in five minutes you’ve got perfectly tasty white rice. Do be careful not to overcook and remember to turn off the machine.
  3. Then add four or five heaping sporkfuls of pasta sauce and stir. This is an approximation so depending on how you like your Mexican rice add or reduce the number of sporkfuls.
  4. Shake salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Mixing in a ½ cup of corn is optional, but always tasty.
  6. And a few spurts of Tabasco for tang.
  7. Stir it up and sprinkle the top with shredded cheese. Personally I suggest sharp cheddar, but you’re the one eating it so make it your own.

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