Rice Cookers and University Students- The Perfect Match


Ah, it’s that time of year when children go back to school. Perhaps your son or daughter is heading off to University?

If that son or daughter has food allergies, it can be a bit of a transition for them and a worry for Mom and Dad about what they will be able to eat on campus.

Many College and University campuses now feature gluten free menus, but what if your child has multiple food allergies?

It’s important to do some fact finding for them so they know where they can get safe, healthy food that will feed their brain and not leave them sugar ridden and borderline diabetic.

Sending them away with a few boxes of healthy protein bars is a help, but what about breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Why not send them away with a rice cooker? Think it can only cook rice? Guess what, a rice cooker is so versatile and will give your student the option to cook in his or her dorm room, or even in their small kitchen that they are sharing with other students away from home.

Many dorm rooms offer a small fridge and that way they can purchase safe foods and cook breakfast, lunch or dinner in their very own rice cooker.

12 Surprising Things to make in your Rice Cooker

1)    Rice

2)    Oatmeal

3)    Quinoa

4)    Millet

5)    Tofu and Steamed Vegetables

6)    Mac n Cheese

7)    Chili

8)    Vegetable Rissoto

9)    Fish

10)Vegetable Fritatta

11) Bread

12) Dessert

Rice cookers needn’t be expensive. Try one of your local big box stores where you can pay anywhere from $29.99 to $69.00 for a standard rice cooker.

Pick up some quinoa, millet, oats, rice and gluten free pasta and maybe a few cartons of gluten free soup stock, bouillon cubes and pasta sauces,  and your kids will be good to go, well at least until Thanksgiving!


About the Author

Written by: Shirley Plant
Shirley Plant is a nutritionist and the author of Finally… Food I Can Eat, a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies, and those looking for healthy, tasty recipes. Shirley offers dietary counselling and menu planning through Delicious Alternatives.

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