Monday, June 24, 2013

Crafty Rice Cooker Mac & Cheese

Mac and Cheese is just one of those staple kid foods. Those psychedelic orange noodles appear on almost every restaurant kids menu, and most homes have a box or two in the pantry.

One look at the long ingredient list and you know that iconic box of noodles and powdered cheese probably isn't the best choice. But why? Did you know that the same product in Europe will either have a different ingredient list, or require a warning label? This is because our American version contains artificial food dyes Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 which are contaminated with known carcinogens, can cause an increase in hyperactivity in children, have a negative impact on children’s ability to learn, and have been linked to long-term health problems such as asthma, skin rashes, and migraines. (source, and sign the petition)

So is Mac & Cheese off the menu? It doesn't have to be. We make our mac & cheese at home in the rice cooker with just 4 ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now.
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Ingredients
1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
1 1/3 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock, or even just plain water!)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
1/4 cup milk

Directions
Place the pasta and water or stock into the rice cooker and turn it on.
Let cook for 15 minutes.
Add shredded cheese and milk
Stir & enjoy!


















There are so many variations you can make to this recipe. Add some veggies and meat, and serve with a side of fruit for a complete toddler lunch.

Happy Cooking!



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