I pondered where to post this recipe. Here on TrailCooking or on our homesteading site, Never Free Farm. In the end, I decided here instead as it would be good for families or groups cooking as one, or for base camping (or in a cabin or RV). We had a good storm this week, and lost power for a couple of days. When that happens, I go wandering and looking and figure out easy meals to pull together for the family.
Alfredo Chicken Veggie Rice
- ¼ cup dried carrots
- ¼ cup dried tomatoes
- 1 pouch or can (with pop top) chicken breast
- 1 Tbsp or 1 packet olive or avocado oil
- 1 packet Alfredo sauce mix
- 2 Tbsp whole milk powder
- 3 cups instant rice
- 4 cups water
- Parmesan cheese, shelf stable (green can)
- French fried onions, for topping
Add the water to a 2 liter pot. Add in the dried vegetables, let soak for at least 15 minutes, longer is great if you have the time.
Add in the chicken (with any broth), oil, Alfredo mix, and milk powder.
Bring to a boil, add in rice, stir well. Cover, turn off heat and let rest for 15 minutes. If you are in cold temperatures, insulate the pot.
Fluff up the rice, shake some Parmesan cheese on, stir in, and dish up. Sprinkle on onions on top for crunch.
Serves 3 to 6, depending on appetite (and age!).