Trail Chef: Nutty Rice

Switch things up with this easy twist on a classic staple.
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Switch things up with this easy twist on a classic staple.

Bouillon for flavor, nuts for crunch, and parsley for flair—this dish makes for perfect backcountry fare.

Nutty Rice

(Makes 4 servings)

2 ½ cups instant brown rice

¾ cup slivered almonds

2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

¾ cup sunflower seeds

2 tablespoons parsley

At home

Combine all ingredients and place in a zip-top bag.

In camp

Place bagged ingredients in a pot along with three cups water and bring to a boil. Stir. Cover and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for five minutes and then let stand for five minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve. Optional: For extra protein, mix in pouched tuna, salmon, or chicken, and for sweetness, add Craisins.