When you're just learning how to cook minute rice is so easy. If you can tolerate white rice. If you need brown rice, Uncle Ben's fast cook brown rice is easy as well, you cook the rice in a pot of water just like you would macaroni or other pasta, drain and add butter or a little olive oil, sea salt and that's a tasty side dish.
Stouffer's makes good individual meals or you could bake a pot pie in a toaster oven, adding the rice I mentioned above, possibly salad if you can tolerate it or cottage cheese, also frozen vegetables are very easy to make in the microwave.
I gave my daughter a very simple, basic cookbook when she went off to college. It did contain recipes but it mainly was a book describing how to boil water - literally, and when reading recipes what a term means, etc. She loves that book and referred to it quite a bit. I'll try and search online for it. It was simply the most straight forward, simple instructional book for someone who wants to learn how to cook.
I'm almost certain this is the book:
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