Monday, December 3, 2012

5 Minute, 5 Ingredient Soup

College Cooks: Are you in the midst of finals? Or about to be? Surviving on potato chips and ramen (i.e. salt)? Luckily, the College Student can survive the sustained assaults of such a diet--at least for a few more years.

Still, wouldn't it be nice to get some sustaining nutrition instead? Here's another good idea from Andrew Schloss, creator of clever recipes. If you had followed my pantry advice for the College Cook, you would have all the ingredients under your bed. But even a shopping trip should be doable and provides a nice break from procrastination.


1. 15 oz can of broth
2. 15 oz can of black beans (or any beans) drained
3. 15 oz can of tomatoes
4. 7 oz instant black beans** (these can be expensive--so why not just use another can of beans and mash with fork OR a can of refried beans?)
5. hot sauce

Combine in your rice cooker OR a pot (if you have a stove). Add 1 can of water. I would guess you could also put in a bowl and microwave. HEat up. Let sit a minute to let flavors develop.

This makes enough for 2 meals--or share with your frazzled roommate.