This is a filling FBC (Freezer Bag Cooking) friendly recipe – it will serve 2 large appetites, or 2 average appetites plus a child.
Directions for both FBC and One Pot Method, dinner will be ready with minimal work.
It’s packed with protein and lots of veggies. It’s also good without the cheese, if you want to carry less.
Arroz Con Pollo
In a quart freezer bag or a Food Vac bag:
- 1½ cups instant rice
- 1 cup freeze-dried diced chicken
- ¼ cup freeze-dried green peas
- 2 Tbsp freeze-dried tomatoes
- 2 Tbsp crumbled freeze-dried bell peppers
- 1 Tbsp dried onion
- 2 tsp low sodium chicken broth powder
- 1 tsp granulated garlic or dried garlic
- Couple strands saffron*
- Pinch to ¼ tsp fine sea salt if desired (if using low/no sodium broth powder)
- 1 ounce or 1 stick Jack cheese*
- 1 packet or 1 Tbsp olive oil
Place the bag in a FBC Cozy or similar.
Add 3 cups boiled water and oil to the bag, stirring well. Seal tightly.
Let sit for 15 minutes.
One Pot Method:
Bring 3 cups water and oil to a boil in a 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.
Saffron isn’t cheap, but there are ways to find it affordably. Look in the bulk spice sections versus the spice aisle. Or at Trader Joe’s in their spice aisle (it’s in a glass jar with a cool cork lid, the bottle itself is a keeper). If you cannot find it affordable, yes, you can leave it out.
With the cheese, you can carry single serving sticks of cheese, or if you have freeze-dried cheese on hand, add it to the dry ingredients.
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 freezer bag will work great. If longer, I highly suggest using a FoodVac sealer and precut quart size bags.
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