Couscous is the pasta that acts like rice, and is precooked. All it needs is water and you have a bowl of carbs to enjoy after a long day. It’s the satisfying no-cook pasta, that also is full of protein.
Sealed and ready to store for eating later.
Rehydrated and ready to eat.
Alfredo Chicken Pasta
In a quart freezer bag or a Food Vac bag:
- 1/3 cup couscous
- ½ cup freeze-dried chicken
- 1 Tbsp dried onion
- 1 Tbsp dry milk
- 1 Tbsp shelf stable parmesan cheese or 2 to 4 packets
- 1 Tbsp dry alfredo mix
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- ¼ tsp dried garlic
- 1 Tbsp or 1 packet olive oil
Place the bag in a FBC Cozy or similar.
Add 1 cup boiled water and oil to the bag, stirring well. Seal tightly.
Let sit for 15 minutes. Stir well.
One Pot Method:
Bring 1 cup water and oil to a boil in a smaller pot (1.3 Liter or smaller).
Add in dry ingredients, stir well. Cover, turn off stove and let sit for 15 minutes.
If at high altitude, or in cold temperatures, insulate pot in a pot cozy.
When prepping recipes using freeze-dried ingredients (versus dehydrated) you want to ensure the bag is well sealed to air. Particularly with freeze-dried meat. If you are making the meal to use that weekend, a plastic freezer bag will work great. If longer, I highly suggest using a FoodVac sealer and precut quart size bags.
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