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Backpack Meal

Chicken, Rice & Veggies

Chicken, Rice & Veggies

This backpack meal is a favorite of my kids on a long day hike.

1 tbsp Dried Tomato, diced *
2 tbsp Dried Onion, chopped *
2 tbsp Dried Bell Pepper, chopped *
2 tbsp Dried Celery, chopped *
2 tbsp Dried Carrot, chopped *
2 tbsp Dried Whole Kernel Corn *
2 tbsp Cabbage, chopped *
2 tbsp Dried Peas *

1 1/8 cup Instant Rice
1/8 tsp Salt (adjust to taste as bouillon is salty too)
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Parsley Flakes
1 cube Chicken Bouillon, crushed

1/4 cup Chicken, cooked & chopped or one 10 oz can of Chicken *

* – Dehydrate items at home.

Vacuum seal or use a zip lock for the meat, vegetables and spices. Pack rice in another bag. Bring two cups of water to boil. Add meat, vegetables and spices and cook for a few minutes, cover and let stand for 15 minutes for everything to rehydrate. Bring water back to a boil, add rice and stir. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes. Stir and eat.

If you need meat, you can use canned chicken. Remove chicken from can and rinse with hot water to remove alot of the fat. Dehydrate and add to recipe. Treat the chicken like you would jerky as the remaining fat can go bad.

This dish makes enough for two nice sized servings. Drizzle with soy sauce if desired.

Trail Pizza

Trail Pizza

This is a great lunch as it takes no time to make. If you don’t mind cold pizza add water to sauce pack in morning and its ready whenever you want it.

1 tbsp Tomato Powder *
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Basil
1/4 tsp Oregano
Red Pepper flakes, pinch (optional)
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Parmesan Cheese
Pepperoni, Slim Jim or Summer Sausage
Pita Bread (8 one ounce mini’s in a package)
2-3 cups Water

Put first seven ingredients in a zip lock bag. Pack everything else separately. In camp or rest stop heat 2 cups of water and add 1/2 cup to tomato sauce bag and mix well, add more water if required. While sauce is rehydrating, slice pepperoni or sausage. Squeeze sauce on bread, top with meat and cheese. Yum! With remaining water have a nice cup of tea or any other hot beverage you desire. Will make enough sauce for (4) four mini pita’s.

Tip – Float tomato mixture in remaining heated water to keep warm, wrap bread in paper towel, put in a zip lock and float in same water to warm through.

“*” = 2:1 ratio, water to tomato powder for a thick tomato paste

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