One-Pot Mac & Cheese (Broccoli & Shrimp)
This is a cheesy twist to my favourite anime-inspired, one-pot creamy yuru camp pasta, which makes for the occasional decadent indulgence.
The ingredients & quantity shown in the pictures below are for 1 person.
Fry chopped onions and minced garlic in olive oil & butter.
Add low-sodium chicken stock and macaroni. Bring to a boil for 4 minutes, or roughly half the cooking time for the macaroni.
A side note about the chicken stock: The cheese powder I am using is very salty, so using low-sodium chicken stock is highly recommended here. If you don’t have low-sodium stock, just dilute regular stock with water, to taste. I’m using Swanston tetra pak chicken stock with equal parts of chicken stock and plain water.
After 4 minutes, most of the stock has been reduced. Add raw shrimps and broccoli florets. Cook for another 2 minutes. If the liquid dries up anytime during the cooking, just add a bit more stock or water.
Add milk and cheddar cheese powder. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Stir regularly with a spatula to dissolve the cheese completely. This is the early stage of bubbling.
A side note about the cheese powder. I can’t find a good cheese powder in Singapore, so I bought Cheddar Cheese Powder by Hoosier Hill Farm (disclosure: affiliate link). However, shipping from Amazon US to SG is costly. I just ordered a less expensive cheese powder from iHerb (disclosure: affiliate link). If that turns out well, I’ll update this post.
Sprinkle dried parsley & black pepper and enjoy :)