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Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe. on 09/20/2013 21:06:29 MDT Print View

Discovered today that "minute rice" requires only a boil, then 5 minutes covered (in cozy) to rehydrate. That means it's a candidate for one-pot supercat stove cooking! But rice by itself is pretty bland. Can someone share a tasty rice-based recipe for the trail? Thanks.

Edited by Bolster on 09/20/2013 21:07:04 MDT.

Kevin Schneringer
(Slammer) - MLife

Locale: Oklahoma Flat Lands
Minute rice + on 09/20/2013 21:28:39 MDT Print View

Add a package of precooked chicken breast, 1 bullion cube-smashed into powder.
Then pick up 2 chick-fil-a Polynesian sauce packs.

Add boiling water Cook rice,chicken and bullion altogether. After 5 min. Add sauce and stir.


Want Mexican instead of Polynesian skip poly sauce and use salsa.

Best 2 I have. I am still experimenting.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Sounds good! on 09/20/2013 22:38:13 MDT Print View

Kevin, that sounds really good!

For some reason, my supermarket doesn't carry chicken in the foil pouches. Looking all over for it.

Edited by Bolster on 09/20/2013 22:38:44 MDT.

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
one pot recipe on 09/21/2013 06:27:56 MDT Print View

WalMart if you have one in the area.

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V) - F

Locale: Orlando FL
5 minutes on 09/21/2013 07:29:09 MDT Print View

5 minutes is only for the white rice.
You get better nutrition with the brown rice, but it takes 10 minutes.

James Marco
(jamesdmarco) - MLife

Locale: Finger Lakes
Re: Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe. on 09/21/2013 07:42:49 MDT Print View

Minute Rice is not very nutritious…whole long grain, wild rice, and brown rice, are better… but, for shorter trips,

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe. on 09/21/2013 07:55:24 MDT Print View

I was going to make a snarky comment questioning whether minute rice is actually rice : )

I wonder if anyone sells cooked brown rice that has been dehydrated?

packitgourmet doesn't

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V) - F

Locale: Orlando FL
Brown rice on 09/21/2013 09:00:49 MDT Print View

Uncle Ben's sells "minute" brown rice and long grain/wild rice mix.
The long grain/wild rice mix is 5 minutes cooking time, same as minute rice.
The brown rice is 10-12 minutes.
Assuming you eat two servings, the brown has 340 calories and the long grain /wild mix has 400. The long grain/wild mix has vitamins and flavorings added, and a huge amount of sodium - 1320 mg per double serving.
The brown rice is just that and only that, has zero sodium.
I just thought you old people would want to know that : )

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Brown rice on 09/21/2013 09:10:54 MDT Print View

us old people want to know how much fiber is in the brown rice : )

and I hate it when they remove any vitamins and other nutrients from the rice, and then add back synthetic versions

Billy Ray
(rosyfinch) - M

Locale: the mountains
Re: Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe. on 09/21/2013 09:17:47 MDT Print View

In the Asian food section of most grocery stores you can find a curry past in small plastic tubs in a small box.

While making your minute rice stir in some cut up fresh veggies (during the boil if the veggies take longer to cook; at during the 5 minute steam if the veggies cook fast).

Stir in some of the curry past. Cover and let sit the 5 minutes. At the end stir in either a can or foil pack of pre-cooked chicken.

You can also add some sun-dried tomatoes to hydrate in the mix.

Yum!

Bill D.

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
"Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe." on 09/21/2013 10:14:33 MDT Print View

I use Minute Rice and Sante Fe dehydrated beans in equal volumne, Just Vegetables mix, dried mushrooms broken up, Jerky chopped up and some sort of Knorr seasoning. I put this in a bags I get from Mary Jane Farms and just add boiling water and wait.

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Brown rice on 09/21/2013 12:18:11 MDT Print View

Keep in mind that if you cook the brown rice at home, dehydrate it, then vacuum-seal individual portions, it only takes a few minutes to rehydrate it in camp.

James Marco
(jamesdmarco) - MLife

Locale: Finger Lakes
Re: Brown rice on 09/21/2013 15:55:19 MDT Print View

Brown rice actually varies a lot. I got a great mix of raw rice, but the down side is it takes a lot of cooking to crack the shucks, about 20 minutes. Even regular white or brown rice (shucked) can be cooked in a cozy at >40F. (I use my hat as a cozy or pile up some forest duff around the pot...good for about 20min at >140F.) I bring Minute Rice only because it is quick and easy in the dark...shoulder season extends from March & April and October & November in the ADK's; daylight is definitly in short supply

"The long grain/wild mix has vitamins and flavorings added, and a huge amount of sodium - 1320 mg per double serving.
The brown rice is just that and only that, has zero sodium.
I just thought you old people would want to know that : )"

Ha, ha...yeah... Sodium/salt is not really a problem when I am out. Even in cooler weather I work up a sweat. Salt and salty stuff tasts good when I do. I do not expect to do 20mi days, though.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: west coast best coast
Re: Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe. on 09/21/2013 16:05:43 MDT Print View

What is minute rice exactly? I always assumed it was cooked and dehydrated rice that rehydrates quickly.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Re: Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe. on 09/21/2013 16:30:17 MDT Print View

minute rice is pre-cooked and dehydrated

I just notice minute brown rice http://www.minuterice.com/en-us/products/92/BrownRice.aspx

I wonder if that's any good?

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: one pot recipe on 09/21/2013 20:11:54 MDT Print View

Delmar said: For some reason, my supermarket doesn't carry chicken in the foil pouches. Looking all over for it.
Chicken in foil packets is heavy and bulky. I buy canned chicken and dehydrate it.

David said: WalMart if you have one in the area.
Not sure I could shop at Walmart and remained married ... don't want to find out;-)

Nice recipes though. I'm gonna have to try dehydrating cooked brown rice. (ditto for pasta)

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Re: Re: Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe. on 09/21/2013 20:25:55 MDT Print View

I don't use a stove much anymore lately, but when i do, brown rice is one of my staples.

For my soups and rice in general, i often make a mix of this, both for taste AND extra nutrition. Mix together primarily parsley flakes, a good italian seasoning blend, kelp powder, a wee bit of nutritional yeast, and a good land based natural salt (like real salt, himalayan, etc). I add it towards the end of cooking it because i've heard that cooking with salt can reduce vitamin content. Italian seasoning obviously isn't for nutrition but just taste. The other ingredients sans salt are pretty nutritionally dense--especially kelp powder--very nutritionally dense for the weight and i find great addition for soups taste wise, but hey i'm a bit strange..

For rice, i like Trader Joes quick cook organic basmati rice--takes about 10 minutes to cook fully. They explain the process on the package. Essentially they scratch, roll, and roughen up the rice grains first, then steam it, then dry it.

I'm not sure, but i think some companies may just preboil and then dry it. pre boiling, if done wrong, can take out a lot of the nutrition if there is excess water which is wasted.

Sometimes i precook the rice with minimal water (to make sure there is none left at the end) and then dehydrate myself. A little tip for dehydrators that involve smaller and/or stickier foods. Take a piece of parchment paper, cut to size of your tray, fold it up a number of times and take a pin and poke some holes in it. Smaller or stickier food goes on the parchment paper, and the little holes help to speed up the process vs having it on a completely solid surface. I have a rectangular dehydrator so this is easier for me.

Cost wise, it would be more cost effective to buy a large bag of rice at a place like Costco, soak the rice overnight or a bit longer to reduce cooking time, cook most way and then cook/dehydrate as per above suggestions.

Daniel Collins
(Diablo-V) - F

Locale: Orlando FL
kelp on 09/21/2013 22:12:22 MDT Print View

Now I have to try that. Kelp is a wonderful food.
Why not just throw dried kelp strips in there instead of the powder.
I will try the rice with kelp, dried shrimp, and some miso.
I don't think dried miso has the same benefits as the dough, but a little miso goes a long way.
Basmati Jasmine rice is the second best tasting rice, right after pecan rice.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Re: Re: one pot recipe on 09/21/2013 23:34:17 MDT Print View

>Chicken in foil packets is heavy and bulky. I buy canned chicken and dehydrate it.

Jim, I am 99% vegetarian so know next to nothing about meat prep, but I break the rules when traveling and would eat chicken on a pack trip. But how to dehydrate? I have experience with fruits, usually 115 degrees temp overnight. But what about canned chicken? Can you provide guidance?

> For rice, i like Trader Joes quick cook organic basmati rice--takes about 10 minutes to cook fully.

Was unaware I could get this. Sounds like a big step up from Uncle Ben's. Thanks!!

Edited by Bolster on 09/21/2013 23:36:18 MDT.

just Justin Whitson
(ArcturusBear)
Re: Re: Re: one pot recipe on 09/22/2013 00:45:23 MDT Print View

No problem Delmar. Btw, i rarely run into others who also eat vegetarian about 99% of the time. Most either eat fully vegetarian, or enough meat to more or less be considered meat eaters.

I very occasionally (maybe 1 meal every two weeks or so) will eat some wild caught Alaskan salmon or the like. I'm particularly fond of Costco's Alaskan wild caught smoked salmon. I pretty much turn into a voracious Grizzly bear when in presence of the stuff, but i deliberately limit myself for financial, ecological, health (too much sodium unless i'm very active and sweating A LOT), and energetic reasons (i generally feel better and higher energy when eating less flesh foods).

Edited by ArcturusBear on 09/22/2013 00:52:09 MDT.