Spicy Ramen Rice Casserole For All Of Us Essay

820 Words Apr 12th, 2016 4 Pages
Sitting around the hardwood table in the dormitory, we constructed together a meal that we felt embodied the term “comfort food” for all of us. This recipe, called Spicy Ramen Rice Casserole, held the desirable characteristics we sought after such as: spiciness, home-style flavor, and warmth. Most of the ingredients for this recipe came from Jewel grocery stores and ranged in price from $2.79 for both the beef ramen and the cheesy rice to the pre-cooked meat at $3.99. The jalapeños and hot sauce were both “purchased” from a group member 's home, in the same way food items are exchanged between inmates. Using these ingredients, we followed the recipe as called for and were thoroughly surprised with the overall normalcy and appeal of the food as we created our dish. We began our spread by preparing the most essential part: the beef ramen. This ramen according to the recipe was supposed to have been chili flavored kind, but at the time of the purchase it wasn’t available. As a result, we settled for the beef flavor because we thought it might be most adequate for our recipe. While crushing the dehydrate ramen, we all talked about our majors and got to know one another. In a sense, we broke bread and chatted as many prisoners do over their spreads. Once the ramen was thoroughly crumbled, we combined it with boiling water and let it steep. We then began the second half of the recipe in which we combined the seasoning packets, hot sauce, jalapeños, and beef into one bowl.…

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