Trail Cooking

FBC Meals: Spanish Rice

A hearty FBC (Freezer Bag Cooking) friendly recipe that can also be prepared one pot method as well. Rice, beef and veggies with a sprinkle of cheese on top.

Spanish Rice

In a quart freezer bag or a Food Vac bag:

Also Take:

FBC Method:

Place the bag in a FBC Cozy or similar.

Add 1¾ cups boiled water and oil to the bag, stirring well. Seal tightly.

Let sit for 15 minutes.

Add in cheese and fluff up.

One Pot Method:

Bring 1¾ cups water and oil to a boil in a smaller pot. 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.

Add in cheese and fluff up.

Serves 1 large appetite or 2 smaller ones.


Find cheddar cheese sticks in the cheese aisle, next to the mozzarella sticks. Cojack, jack and pepper jack also work well. If wrapped single they will last a couple of days if not opened, though they will get soft and sweat out oil in high temps. For best results carry frozen first day, buried in your backpack. Shelf stable cheese such as Laughing Cow wedges work well also.

When prepping recipes using freeze-dried ingredients (versus dehydrated) you want to ensure the bag is well sealed. Particularly with freeze-dried meat. If you are making the meal to use that weekend, a plastic bag will work great. If longer, I highly suggest using a FoodVac sealer and precut quart size bags.

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