I was looking at older recipes and got inspired to make this Cheesy Chicken Herby Rice recipe. It was a good inspiration.
It’s a protein loaded (green peas are actually a good source!) and easy to make Freezer Bag Cooking recipe for a filling trail meal. The recipe uses freeze-dried ingredients to lower the weight/size of the meal. If you seal it in a food vac or mylar bag with a desiccant and or oxygen packet(s) this will hold for months.
You can substitute canned/pouched chicken and use shelf stable parmesan cheese if desired. If you remove these items, remove that much water from the total amount (so if you skipped the chicken, take away ¼ cup water).
It’s also got the directions included for making it one pot method as well.
Cheesy Chicken Herby Rice
In a quart freezer bag:
- 1 cup instant rice
- ½ cup freeze-dried green peas
- ¼ freeze-dried mozzarella cheese
- ¼ freeze-dried diced chicken
- 1 Tbsp granulated onion
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- 1 tsp low sodium chicken boullion
- 1 Tbsp or 1 packet olive oil
Place freezer bag into an FBC Cozy. Add oil and 1¾ boiled water, stirring well. Seal bag and let sit for 15 minutes.
Stir and serve.
One Pot Method:
Add oil and 1¾ cups water to a 1.3 Liter or similar pot, bring to a boil. Add in dry ingredients, stir well and cover tightly for 15 minutes.
In cooler temperatures or at high altitude use a pot cozy to insulate.
Stir and serve.
Serves 1 huge appetite or 2 smaller ones.
On the other side, as I was filming the work I was doing, I got to sit under the sound of freedom….