F is for Food!
Ingredient list is below
Now, I don’t know about you but for me one of the best things about horse camping is the food. Trail dust makes everything taste better and when you start with a fab meal, dinner under the stars can become transcendent! This is one of my favorite trail meals. I call it Texican Cheesy Rice and Beans with Chicken.
I’ve been putting together my own camping meals for a while. Prepacked meals are nice and convenient but they’re spendy and who really needs polysorbate 60, disodium inosinate, and the other “ingredients” that I can’t pronounce that are in the prepackaged meals. Instead I prefer to be my own Backcountry Gourmet.
Let’s get our ingredients together.
Instant Rice 1/2 cup – 50 grams – 2 ounces
Dehydrated Beans 1 1/2 cups – 130 grams – 4.5 ounces
Taco Seasoning 3 tsp – 8 grams
Garlic Powder – 1 tsp – 3 grams
Red Pepper Flakes – 1/2 tsp
Once you’ve got all of your dry stuff together dump them into a bag. I like to seal them in a vacuum bag. And label.
The dry mix as well as the fritos and the cheese sticks live in my bear boxes until it’s time to eat.
In camp Preparation: In your cooking vessel pour in 1 1/4 cups of water and add all ingredients except for cheese, Fritos. Bring the mix to a boil, being careful not to scorch it. Keep this from happening by stirring often.
Once your mixture begins to boil, turn down the heat and simmer for a bit so that it thickens slightly. Then add the cheese. Remove from the heat. Cover the pot and let stand for 5 or 10 minutes. It should be quite a bit thickener.
Now add your Fritos, give it a stir and prepare for the goodness.