Koshari: Cooking Egyptian Foods and Writing with our Middle School Students!
Can you picture freshly made pasta drying on a coat hanger? Hanging from a ceiling light fixture? Well, at the RISE Millwood site we needed to hang the pasta out to dry somewhere, and a student’s clever idea was right on the money. On March 10th, our students spent the enhancement hour learning to combine fresh ingredients like tomatoes, onions, and garlic with lentils, rice, and macaroni to make a traditional Egyptian dish called Koshari; we also learned how to make our own pasta from scratch and discussed what makes a food “raw,” how to eat healthy whole foods, and how to write out a recipe. Our students were even tasked with consulting their families’ recipes to check the authenticity of our RISE Koshari.