Why A Dorm Room Recipe?
I have two really good reasons to write about dorm room recipes.
First, my amazing daughter is in college and is learning how to cook. I love coming up with recipes she and her friends can enjoy while picking up some cooking skills along the way. When she was home for the holidays, we went wild with some dorm room cuisine. We worked together to problem solve cooking issues and ingredient issues. We spent some quality time together. This brings me to my second reason.
Today I am going to share with you one of the recipes from our eCookbook. This recipe is cooked in a rice cooker. Actually a very specific type of rice cooker. We used a non-hinged rice cooker with a free standing lid. It is easier to cook with this type of rice cooker when you are using the rice cooker for cooking other things besides rice. With the independent lid you can use your rice cooker like a skillet or soup pot. This is important because hot plates, toasters, toaster ovens etc usually aren’t allowed in dorm rooms. Appliances with an auto shut-off usually are. The rice cooker has an auto shut off so they typically are allowed. An added bonus is that this type of rice cooker is usually much cheaper than the fancier hinged variety.
Our eCookbook has lots of tips for cooking and eating well in a dorm environment.
The Chorizo & Egg Breakfast taco is one of my favorites. I love chorizo, especially in eggs and this recipe is so easy, it’s crazy. You can even make a double or triple batch and wrap the extra tacos in plastic wrap and keep in the fridge. You may need to keep the lid on your rice cooker so that the cook button will engage. Every rice cooker is different. Once the food weighs down the cooker, generally you can keep the lid off.
In just a few minutes, you have a super tasty breakfast that can be wrapped in foil and taken to go. Perfect for a college student.
If you are in a real kitchen, you can just cook this in a skillet.
I hope you try this recipe, let me know how it turned out.
For more information on our new eCookbook, check out the information page.
A quick, easy, tasty and cheap breakfast, perfect for college students cooking in the dorm. Chorizo perfectly seasons the eggs and the taco is portable. Just wrap with a napkin or foil and take with you to class!
2 Tbs chorizo sausage
3 Tbs shredded cheddar
1/4 avocado, sliced
1 taco size tortilla
- Place the chorizo in your rice cooker, cook until hot, about 1 minutes.
- Add eggs and stir often until cooked through.
- Place tortilla on a microwave safe plate, add chorizo and eggs.
- Sprinkle with cheddar and microwave on high until cheese is melted, about 15 seconds.
- Add avocado, fold and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 Taco
- Calories: 340
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 290 mg
- Fat: 23 g
- Saturated Fat: 8 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 10 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 15 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 20 g
- Cholesterol: 395 mg
A Dorm Room Cookbook
- Fast and easy recipes for the new cook
- Cheap recipes for the budget-minded student
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- Over 100 pages of recipes, photos and tips
- 39 easy and tasty recipes for college students living in the dorm
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