Living away from home can sometimes make you feel…nostalgic! It’s quite tough to go without home cooked food for months or live constantly on take-aways. Even the frozen microwave food section can seem appalling. But that doesn’t mean you will go hungry. We’ve got you covered.
Here are some essential recipes for students that you must know!
A stir fry is quite possibly the easiest and most wholesome thing you can cook for yourself. You can make this vegetarian, vegan or meaty – however you like!
Pick out some frozen or fresh vegetables from a nearby supermarket along with a bag of rice or noodles. Cook the rice/noodles as per the instructions on the pack. In another pan, lightly cook the veggies and meat with some butter/olive oil. Mix the two and top with some soy sauce. Voila! Enjoy your hearty meal!
No, cooking tandoori is not a restaurant secret anymore. Having friends or a date over and want to impress them with your cooking? Here is the easiest chicken tandoori recipe you’ll find. Grab a pack of chicken tenders from the frozen section, a pack of any tandoori masala premix and a tub of yogurt.
Mix the yogurt and masala according to how spicy you’d like it to be and mix until smooth. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a pan with oil. Mix the yogurt and chicken and bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve with rice or naan for a meal they’ll never forget!
Who doesn’t like a good bowl of soup on a cold night! Here is a recipe for students especially.
You’ll need: vegetable stock, chopped tomatoes, thin spaghetti, frozen/fresh vegetables of choice, olive oil, pesto and parmesan cheese for dressing.
Bring the stock to a boil with the tomatoes. Add the pasta and let cook until almost done. Add the vegetables and bring everything to a boil. Serve with pesto, oil and parmesan on top.
Grilled Cheese, Ham And Tomato Sandwich
Sometimes, you’re just not going to be in the mood to cook. Even for the sake of being fancy! So, for nights when you just want to eat to sleep peacefully, here is a lazy student’s recipe for a ham and cheese sandwich.
What you’ll need: As many slices of bread, ham, cheese and tomatoes.
Lay the ingredients between the breads and cook atop a pan on medium heat until golden on each side. And you’re done! Yes, that’s all it took.
Peanut Butter And Banana Sandwich
So we’ve talked about savory. What about your sweet tooth? What about nights when you just can’t hold yourself back from ordering those pancakes and waffles? Here is a recipe that is not just healthy but also sweet enough to sate your dessert cravings.
Grab some slices of bread and spread generous amounts of peanut butter. In between the two slices, lay down thick, round slices of bananas. There you go! Gorge on as many without a worry of junk eating.
What’s the most versatile sauce, you ask? The bolognese of course! You can use this dressing with pretty much anything you can think of. Sandwich? Yes. Chicken? Yes. Pasta? Obviously, yes!
It’s one of the most essential recipes for students.
What you’ll need: Minced meat, finely chopped onions, celery, carrot, tomato puree and olive oil.
Cook the onions, celery and carrots in olive oil for 10 minutes or until soft. Then add the mince and cook until brown and finally add tomato puree. The more you let the sauce cook on low flame, the better its flavors are going to be. And that’s it! Store the sauce and enjoy with almost anything.
University life can be stressful but you shouldn’t have to worry about what your next meal is going to be. Make note of these easy student recipes and you’ll be good for months without takeout burning a hole in your pocket and microwave meals making you lose your appetite.