Spring Pilaf

Need to feed 3 hungry hikers? This one pot method meal pulls together quickly and fills you up.

It’s also perfect for car camping, boondocking RV trips and cabin stays. If you don’t like tuna, just swap in canned/pouched chicken instead.

Spring Pilaf

In a quart freezer bag:

Also take:


Bring 2¾ cups water, oil and tuna (flaked/chunked, no need to drain) to a boil in a 2 Liter pot. Add in rice mixture, stir well, return to a boil. Take off heat, cover tightly and let sit for 15 minutes.

At higher altitude or cool temperatures, insulate pot with a pot cozy.

Slice the string cheese into coins.

Stir well, divide into bowls, sprinkle with the cheese and crunchy toppings.

Serves 3 ample bowls, or 2 adults and 2 small children.


For the toppings I used a bag each of Fresh Gourmet Wonton Strips and Crispy Onions, both sold via Minimus, in single serving bags. They can also be found in produce sections of grocery stores in full size bags (they make a great trail snack!).

String cheese carries well for first night out. Take chilled on your drive, in a cooler, then carry in the center of your pack, or in an FBC Cozy to insulate.

This recipe could be done FBC style, but due to the ample size, it works better as a one pot style meal. If you wanted to do it FBC, use a gallon size freezer bag.