dorm-friendly sweet cinnamon rice


I am a college student now.  At my university, I am required to live on campus for my first year, which, of course, means no private kitchen.  I have heard about a community kitchen nearby, but it isn’t like I am going to make the trek over there, arms piled with ingredients and cooking supplies, every time I feel like whipping up a quick meal.

Lucky for me, a lot of the people around me have been really supportive of me cooking in my dorm and have gifted me some super cool gadgets solely for that purpose.  If any one of the people who contributed to my collection is reading this, you know who you are, so thank you.

The tool I use in today’s recipe is my Aroma Professional Rice Cooker.  I have just started experimenting with cooking soups, pastas, and other dorm-friendly meals, so today’s recipe is a simple one that only cooks rice.

Before I get to the recipe, I would like to note that I am not just eating in my dorm.  My cafeteria has a lot of vegan salad options, soups, and starches, and I go there once, usually twice, and sometimes three times a day.  I could easily eat vegan at the cafeteria, but I certainly prefer to cook my own foods, at least some of the time.  Not only is what I make usually healthier, but it is also fun for me, and I hope to have more college dorm creations to share with you guys this school year.

Now, onto the recipe…

Dorm-Friendly Sweet Cinnamon Rice:

  • 2 rice cooker cups uncooked rice (1 1/2 standard cups)
  • water
  • 1-3 teaspoons maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
  • a couple sprinkles of cinnamon
  • rasins (optional)
  1. Place rice into rice cooker container, and rinse the rice.  To do this, fill the container (with rice already in it) with water, mix with your hand, and drain, being careful not to dump out any rice.  Repeat until the water is relatively clear.
  2. Add water to 2 cup line and cook according to rice cooker directions.  The water added will be about 4 rice cooker cups or 3 standard cups.
  3. When the rice is done, divide it between 2 bowls, and add maple syrup, cinnamon, and raisins to taste.

Let me know in the comments what you think about this recipe!


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