By Arielle Sebestyen
Welcome to the MUSE Food section’s No Kitchen Required, where BU students send in their favorite dorm-friendly recipes. Dorm-friendly recipes don’t require any sort of traditional kitchen appliances. Can you make it with a microwave? Does it involve ingredients you can sneak from the dining hall? Then it’s dorm-friendly! Send all submissions to [email protected]. This month’s submission comes from CAS freshman Arielle Sebestyen:
In college, everyone misses eating a home cooked meal. To bring the feeling of home to your dorm, there are many dishes you can make using basic ingredients and a microwave. One of my favorites is a simple pasta dish. I enjoy it because you can dress it up with staples from home, such as basil, beans, carrots, pesto, and more. The bare basics for a single serving goes like this:
- Tomato paste (or other sauce)
Add approximately 1 cup of pasta and 1 1/2 cups of water to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave covered on high for 3 minutes. Stir and microwave on high uncovered for another 4-6 minutes. Drain some of the water, but leave a small amount in the bowl. Mix in tomato paste or a sauce of choice to taste. Add parmesan and your dish is done! To make it special, add in any ingredients that remind you of home. Enjoy!