DORM ROOM CUISINE

Living in a dorm room is challenging, especially when the only kitchen appliance you have is refrigerator, microwave and a coffee pot. There is only so many times you can popcorn for dinner or an 'Amy's Organic' frozen entree before you're burned out.

I was pleasantly surprised the other day when a 'CREATIVE MOMENT' turned out fabulous - and healthy. The best part? It was ready in 3 MINUTES. Yes people, 3 minutes.


THE 3 MINUTE MEAL:


1/2 CUP OF PACKED COOKED RICE (BROWN or WHITE). I use microwavable rice. Don't heat - add straight from package.

Pour chicken and broth over rice




Sprinkle on frozen soy beans or your favorite green frozen vegetable (1/4 - 1/2 cup)

A couple dashes of this



Cover with saran wrap to steam


Microwave 2-3 minutes


Sprinkle 1/2 of a minced kiwi and its juices over the hot entree.
(I take a knife to one half and make vertical and horizontal cuts. Scoop out with a spoon)

Sprinkle a TABLESPOON of sliced roasted almonds over the kiwi fruit. And that's it - you're done!




You'll end up with a dish that looks like this!


NUTRITION:
CALORIES: 300
PROTEIN: 20g
FIBER: 6g
FAT: 5g
SODIUM: 459g

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
WOULD YOU TRY THIS QUICK DISH?
The kiwi is the perfect compliment to the chicken and rice, but you could always substitute the proteins, fruits and seasoning to make it unique. The almonds give it a bit of crunch and flavor - and is an important ingredient in this dish.

Do you have other quick cooking dishes for the microwave?

14 comments:

Lisa said...

This looks really good. I'll leave out the chicken ~~>(vegan) and try it with a vegan substitute... but yum! :)

Sarah Elisabeth said...

That looked very interesting, I'd never think to put kiwi with chicken - but I can see how it would work well together! Have a nice day Michelle! :)

Barby said...

Waw this looks great! I would never thought of using a kiwi with rice :)

this free bird said...

I would try it--and I'd like it. You're a genius with the microwave!

xo,
C

pglm said...

I'd be coming over for a dorm room dinner.

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Tassos P said...

I am not sure, I worry about that half a kilo of Sodium (459g)...

Hahahahaha, I guess it should be 459mg :)

Kisses dear, I'm just joking :)

Krista said...

Scoot over and let me have a bite! Delicious! I just discover Trader Joe's jasmine microwavable rice, mm mm good and easy.

Wow I am impressed I rarely ever use a microwave so I am really at a loss, maybe I would try a wheat tortilla fill it with pepperjack cheese and top with chopped sweet red peppers :)

Hot Pink Combat Boots said...

Great catch Tassos - you can tell how often I'm typing up nutritional information.

Hi Krista - I love things wrapped up in tortillas and microwaved. They always turn out great. Right now I'm on a NO dairy, red meat, condiments,caffeine, sugar or alcohol DETOX diet. I'm on week 2 and feel great. I'm essentially living on tons of fruit (8-9 servings a day), protein shakes, bread, rice and nuts. With the occasional can of chicken or pouch of albacore tuna thrown in for variety. I have to do my fitness test soon, so I'm going back into training mode.

Love that you dolls (+Tassos) enjoy the microwave cooking post. If I have any other winning dishes I'll post them too.

I'm off tomorrow morning to a massive flea market!! Cool pics and posts will follow next week.

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Looks good and sounds easy I would give it a go. I am up for any quick and easy meals.

Andi said...

Wow! That looks incredible! Can't believe you did that in a microwave.

victoryvintageb said...

Oh this looks really yummy and light for a quick summer meal too, think I will try it. Your blog is so diverse, love it!
Brande
http://victoryvintageb.blogspot.com

Claudia Moser said...

Very creative indeed!