How Do You Cook Instant Rice While Backpacking?

By Robert Palmer

Cooking instant rice while backpacking is an easy and convenient way to get a delicious meal on the trail. It’s lightweight, inexpensive, and can be prepared in just a few minutes.

Plus, it’s a great way to get the essential nutrients you need while you’re out exploring and adventuring. Here are some tips for how to cook instant rice while backpacking.

Choose Your Rice Wisely

The first step to cooking instant rice while backpacking is choosing the right type of rice. Instant white or jasmine rice is typically the best option as it cooks quickly and tastes great. If you’re looking for something more wholesome, try choosing an instant brown rice or even wild rice.

Gather Your Supplies

Once you have your choice of instant rice, you’ll need to gather some other supplies. You’ll need a pot with a lid, a stove (preferably one that is fueled by twigs or wood), and water for cooking. If you want to add some flavor to your dish, consider bringing along spices such as turmeric or cumin.

Prepare Your Instant Rice

Before cooking your instant rice, make sure to rinse it off under cold running water. This will help remove any excess starch from the grains and prevent them from becoming gummy when cooked. Once rinsed, measure out 1 cup of dry instant rice into your pot.

Cooking Instructions

Next, add 2 cups of water into the pot with the dry instant rice and stir together until combined. Place your pot onto your stove and bring the contents up to a boil before reducing heat so that it simmers gently (you should still see small bubbles in the liquid).

Allow the pot to simmer for around 10 minutes before turning off heat and leaving it covered until all liquid has been absorbed (around 5-10 minutes). After all liquid has absorbed into the grains, fluff with a fork before serving.

Cooking instant rice while backpacking is an easy way to get a delicious meal on the trail. With just some basic supplies and ingredients, you can quickly prepare an enjoyable meal – no matter where your adventures take you!