Trail Cooking

Comfort Food: Brothy Pasta and Veggies

Not quite a soup, but not a bowl of noodles, Brothy Pasta meets it halfway. It is a bowl of comfort carbs, studded with plenty of vegetables.

Prepped one pot method, it is easy to make and both fills up the belly and rehydrates the body. Winter trips call for meals that warm you up, and brothy bowls do this quickly.

The recipe is vegetarian, though it is easy to add in a can or pouch of chicken if desired (add with the water).

I’ll talk about the egg in the notes below…but it is worth it to add it to the soup.

Brothy Pasta and Veggies

Ingredients:

Directions:

Pack the dried vegetables in a snack size bag, pasta in a sandwich bag. Tuck in other items.

Add 5 cups water to a 2 Liter pot, add in the dried vegetables. Add in broth concentrate and olive oil. Let sit for at least 15 minutes to start rehydrating.

Bring to a boil, add in pasta. Cook on a low simmer for 8 minutes (or minimum time on pasta package).

Stir in lemon juice and dig in.

Serves 2 to 3.

Notes:

This is a very generous meal. It will serve 2 large appetites or 2 mid road adults and a child. Or 3 to 4 as a starter.

Lemon juice can be easily carried by picking up a small plastic lemon in most grocery store produce departments. True Lemon works well also, add in 1 packet.

The hardboiled egg. For first day out hardboiled eggs carry well. If you have access to farm fresh eggs, pick up some unwashed ones and carry them, wrapped in paper towels (napkins for later!). It’s easy to hard boil eggs in a pot. Bring the eggs to a boil in a small pot of water, let sit off the stove for 10 minutes, drain and shell. The key is the eggs not being washed. Eggs that are that way last a long time in their shells without refrigeration.  

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