I've thinking that the One Bowl Wonders need to be a regular Wednesday post, but then again I'm probably going to run out of ideas real quick.  Wouldn't that be awful?!  With that said I present another one bowl wonder that I will be eating tonight as my son will not be home.  I know, that sounds so sad and pathetic doesn't it? He's going off to a Padre's game with friends and ol' mom is just gonna sit home by herself.  Boo Hoo me, right? Wrong.  I'm gonna make this baby, sit down in front of my computer and play a new game that I just purchased and have been waiting for the opportunity to play.  Since this only takes about 10 minutes to make, my game play time is gonna go way up. The other reason that I like the one bowl wonders, the heat outside.  It has stayed consistently in the 90's here and I have no desire to turn on the oven or the stove top.  So far everything I've cooked lately has been either in the microwave or on the BBQ and that includes a Beef Soup with Parsnips (recipe coming later this week) and Milk Chicken.  
This Rotini recipe is great for a quick lunch or dinner and again perfect if living in a dorm.  This recipe is also one that you can modify by adding cooked chicken, tofu or other vegetables.
Serving: 1
Time:  10 minutes or less

Recipe:

1 cup (84 g)  GF Rotini noodles
1 can (14.5 oz or 411 g) Diced Tomatoes that are flavored such as Italian, Mexican etc.
1 TBSP grated Parmesan cheese 
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 cups (500 ml) Water
Optional: Fresh Basil, cooked chicken, tofu, mixed vegetables, corn, peas, bell pepper, onion

Place 2 cups of water into a microwavable bowl and heat for at least 3 minutes.  
Add the Rotini noodles and heat for 3 1/2 minutes
Stir the noodles
Heat for another 3 minutes
Test your noodles for doneness, if you want them al dante after the first heating only heat for 2 minutes and then check.
Take out of the microwave very, very carefully as it will be hot.
Drain the water
Add the Diced tomatoes, for mine I only used 3/4 of the can but you can put in as much as you like.
Heat for 1 minute but this is optional. The noodles are hot enough to heat up the sauce.  I don't heat it at this point.
Salt and Pepper to taste
Add the Parmesan Cheese
Add the Basil torn up (optional)
Consume
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
Picture
Nutritional information obtained using the website: Caloriecount.com
 
 
I know what you are thinking, "I can just buy that cheap Mac and Cheese box stuff, who needs to make it homemade". My way takes the same amount of time and effort but and this is the big but, mine is cheaper and I think a whole lot better. What??  Yep, first I only make what I need and second there will be enough dry ingredients to make it many more times or use the ingredients for other dishes. Third, mine is better for you as there are no chemicals. Ever looked at whats in powdered cheese?  I mean I'm pretty sure that I don't actually need Sodium Tripolyphosphate.  Again all this is made in the microwave in one bowl.  Yes, you can make it on the stove top, but then you have to put it in the bowl.  Which means that you would have twice the dirty dishes that I have.  Unless of course you just eat it out of the pan, standing up at the sink looking forlornly out the window.  No?  
The nice thing about this also, you can add a bunch of different ingredients each time to change it up. Again, What?  Yep, add tuna, or fresh basil leafs or mint leafs, sundried tomatoes and onions, add a hardboiled egg (which you can do at the same time in the same bowl), add hotsauce.  The ideas are pretty much endless.  Really want to change it up, don't use cheddar, use mozzarella and parmesan with the sundried tomatoes. Vary your cheeses each time you make it and your stomach will thank you.  Seriously, it will.
Serves 1

Recipe:

3/4 cup (~180 ml) GF Elbow Macaroni Noodles (dry) You can use regular noodles as well.
1/3 cup (~79 ml) Cheese 
1 TBSP Butter or Margarine
2 TBSP Milk
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 cups (500 ml) Water

Optional:  sundried tomatoes, green onions, tuna, fresh basil, ginger, vegetables (use frozen and cook that last 3 minutes), chopped radish, fresh tomatoes


Bowl deep enough to boil the noodles.  
Microwave the bowl and water ONLY for 3 minutes.
Remove Carefully from microwave and add noodles.  Let soak for at least 1 minute.  Stir to break up the noodles (they will have stuck together)
Microwave on high for 2 and half minutes, stir. Do this 3 times.  Check noodles for doneness.  All GF noodles cook differently.  The rice based cook slower then the corn based ones.  I prefer the corn based ones for mac noodles.
Take out of microwave very, very carefully as it will be hot.  Drain the water (use a sieve or colander)
Add butter or margarine, stir. 
Add the milk, stir.
Add Cheese.  The cheese is your choice, I used a 4 cheese blend this time but you can use any combination of cheeses that you prefer.  Stir
Salt and Pepper and any options that you want.  I used sundried tomatoes, green onions and hotsauce. I would give you the name but it's not in english.  I've included a picture. This sauce is the bomb and use it in soups, on eggs, nachos, tacos and many more. The only place that I have found it is at the 99 Ranch Market. When I go, since it is not close to my house, I buy several jars. Time to make another run.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
Picture
Nutritional information calculated using CalorieCount.com. Calculated without extras, only basic ingredients.