Originally Posted by spork
I think every 18-yr old should learn how to cook instant ramen noodles. Not exactly kosher, but a good place to start. Welcome to DC, Blee.
Many kids in college have made quite the meals with ramen noodles. I have a son that lived on those, and little juan burritos. He added things to the ramen soup to make several different "meals."
Welcome, I know you will like it here. Here is an easy dinner to start with.
Forgotten Chicken (A Texas Hill Country Cookbook)
1 cup uncooked rice (I have used up to two cups)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1-1/2 cups water
1 large fryer or enough pieces for six servings
salt and pepper
1/2 package dry onion soup mix
Preheat oven to 350F. Place rice on bottom of shallow, greased baking pan. Combine cream soup and water. Pour some of the soup mixture over rice and let stand a few minutes. Place chicken pieces on top of rice. Salt and pepper chicken and add the rest of the soup mixture over chicken. Top with dry onion soup mix. Cover with foil, place in oven and forget about it for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Serves 6.
It is a hard one to mess up, and makes a great meal. I have thought of adding frozen peas to it, but I know that my husband wouldn't eat it that way. Instead, I make peas and mix them into the food on my plate. I have also made this meal with leftover chicken cut up in bite size pieces.