It’s not that our cafeteria makes bad food necessarily. They make delicious turkey burgers, tasty Mexican chicken, and a potato medley that is beyond everything else. It’s just that cafeteria food from anywhere gets monotonous.
Around our lunch table, I have become semi-famous for my ability to transform cafeteria food. One day, someone even said to me, “I didn’t see any pizza on the hot line.” I smiled as I explained that my “pizza” was a slice of sandwich bread topped with the marinara dipping sauce for mozzarella sticks, cheese from the deli bar, and vegetables from the salad bar. It just takes a little creativity.
One food that my school serves multiple times a week is rice. The simple fix to keep my taste buds entertained is to make rice pudding by adding a little milk and zapping the mixture in the microwave.
- 1/2 cup cooked rice
- 1/3 cup milk
- cinnamon to taste
- combine rice and milk in a microwave-safe mug
- microwave on high 1 to 1.5 minutes
- let cool
- top with cinnamon
- eat and enjoy!