Working with what you have


As a college student I find it hard to keep a good eating schedule, and when I do eat I want fast and convenient. I stay busy throughout the day with school work or whatever it may be and find myself eating irregularly. I don’t like to sit around and wait to prepare/cook food. In my opinion, I can be spending my time better by doing something else. Overall, if I do cook, I want it to be simple, fast, and taste good enough to eat.

This is a meal I whipped together with what I had in my apartment. This meal consist of white rice, broccoli, and chicken. I typically top it all off with some teriyaki sauce, Sriracha, and soy sauce. I usually like to include red bell peppers and sometimes I will throw in some onions. But, I did not have bell peppers and onions this time, thus the title, “Working with what you have.” This takes overall thirty minutes to cook, but hardly any labor. I like to cut my chicken up into smaller pieces, season it with salt and pepper, and cook it in the oven at 400 degrees until fully cooked. I buy broccoli that you can steam in the bag and it takes 3 minutes. The rice is just a boil in the bag rice and you need to boil it for 10 minutes.

Like I said before, I like for my food to be fast and convenient. This meal is a very simple one to throw together and it taste good as well. Hopefully you liked this one and I’ll have a new one for you all next week.

10 thoughts on “Working with what you have

  1. I totally agree that college makes it hard to keep a good eating schedule, so recipes like this are great! I will definitely try to make this recipe and I look forward to reading more of them.


  2. I’m very interested on how to make fast foods with the foods i have at home. Rather than spend money I would rather cook at home and I’m interested in how you do it.


  3. I’m the exact same way. Wished I could have more time to actually be “healthy” and meal prep before leaving my room but being on the go all the time is tiring. Gonna keep up with your blog for easy quick meals. Thank you!


  4. Okay, being a student athlete I am always on the go and I definitely look for quick meals to make. This is super simple but also looks super yummy especially when you add all the sauces. I’ll have to try this!


  5. I really like this article , in fact it could be very hepful for a student who has a busy schedule , so that he could no longer spend time to cook, eat fast and get back to grind quickly. I really like it since you’re a food blogger you should come visit my blog too I would be very glad if you could leave a comment on mine too ,


  6. I feel like all college students are in the same boat when it comes to working with what you have in your pantry! I feel like I can always get full off of a cup of rice and some form of protein.


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