Quick and Easy Rice-a-Roni Dish
Today my students and I made a homemade Rice-a-Roni type dish as part of our preparing grains lesson. I have noticed that my students depend on a lot of processed convenience food to make meals. Although I do not endorse Rice a Roni as a healthy dish, my version is made from clean ingredients and I can control the seasonings.
You can get the recipe and more from my FCS For All website.
Spencer is one of many who missed out on a quality life skills program, and his cooking skills are fairly limited. Our arrangement has me cooking and him washing the dishes. However, just like every human, he has to prepare his own food on occasion.
I made this meal for us tonight and packaged the rest of the ingredients up for next time. In a 1 quart jar I put:
- 1 1/2 C rice
- 8 oz spaghetti, broken up
- 3 tsp boullion
- 1/2 tsp each: salt and pepper
Spencer’s instructions are:
- Brown a package of ground meat in a deep skillet. Add a green pepper, onion, or another vegetable.
- Add 2 TBSP butter, melt.
- Pour contents of jar into skillet. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Fill jar with water and pour into skillet.
- Bring water to a boil. Cover and turn down to low. Ignore for 20 minutes.
It is not a health-nut meal, but it is healthier than his alternatives which tend to include: Frozen pizza, Texas garlic toast, Doritos, and PopTarts.
Healthier for our savings, too!