Introduction: A Meal From a Rice Cooker

What to eat when you are bored of the cafeteria food?  Or the cafeteria food is too salty and taste nasty?  But you don't have time and money to go out and eat.

Here is what I do.  I live in a student residence where there is no kitchen!  So we are forced to get every meal from the cafeteria.  I'm going to have kidney failure because they add so much salt to the food they serve :P.  Luckily I bought a rice cooker.  Its a life saver!  I make rice, noodles, all kinds of food in it!  I'll teach you how to do it (its reeeaaally simple).

Make use of what you have.

Step 1: Materials

Students are poor (like me).  These ingredients are all very cheap!  *all are in Canadian Dollars*

1/2 cup of rice (1/2 cup is good for one person)
[a whole bag was less than $5]

a fist size of ground beef (or as much as you like, you can put whatever kind of meat, but grounded ones are easier to cook)
[it says $2.28/bl, but I got this portion of meat for around $0.50]

1 or 2 eggs (I put 1 eggs this time)
[$1.XX per 6 eggs]

some salt
[Less than $2 for the whole thing]

some soy sauce
[free, from eating sushi]

some sesame oil
[from my instant noodle package]

or any kind of sauce you like

Step 2: Defrost Meat

We only have a shared fridge in the lounge, but people steal from it, so it is safer to have my own fridge.  However, it is so small.  When I buy meat, I separate them into fist sized and store it in zip lock bags and freeze it.

Now, wait for it to defrost.  Do something else while waiting.

Step 3: In the Meantime...make Tea!

While waiting for the meat to defrost...

If you don't feel like drinking water, drink Barley Tea!  It is healthy!

I bought this from Daiso (A huge shop where they sell all kinds of Asian things) for $2 only!

Barley tea is caffeine free.  It may help:
- supplement daily nutrition levels
- improve blood sugar levels
- reduce bad cholesterol levels
- protect against certain forms of cancer
- facilitate proper digestion
- cleanse the body of toxin
- relieve early symptoms of colds

First of all, put the long tea bag in a bottle of cold water (around 1.5L - 2L).
Then, wait for an hour.

Do not leave the tea bag in for too long, it will become bitter.

Step 4: Wash the Rice

Add 1/2 cup of rice into the rice cooker.

Wash rice.

Put 1/2 cup of water (or put water until it reaches the 1/2 cup "line")

Step 5: Start the Rice Cooker

While cooking the rice, add whatever sauce you like into your bag of meat.  You can add salt, sesame oil, soy sauce or even chopped onion.  Mix it in the bag.

Step 6: Add Meat

When you there is no more water left in the rice cooker, add your meat.  Spread it out so it cooks easier.  Cover it and wait until the rice cooker turns off by itself.  Mix the meat with rice if you like.

Step 7: Add Egg

 I love eggs.  I like to add an egg on top of my rice.  After the rice cooker turns off by itself, crack an egg onto the rice.  Cover it immediately and wait for a few minutes until the egg is cooked.

Step 8: Finish!

You are done!

Add sauce to your rice if you think it is too plain.

One thing missing ...vegetables.  Well I guess fruits will do.

Step 9: Om Nom Nom Nom

 I hope you liked it.  This is my first instructable so I hope you guys can give me some comments about it (constructive ones please).  And take a picture if you make it!