How Do You Make Backpacking Rice?

By Robert Palmer

Backpacking rice is a great way to make a delicious meal on the go. It’s lightweight and easy to make, making it the perfect option for camping trips or long hikes.

Plus, it’s incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes. Here’s how you can make your own backpacking rice.

Step 1: Choose Your Rice. The first step in making backpacking rice is to choose the right type of rice.

Basmati, jasmine, and brown rices are all great options for backpacking as they are lightweight and cook quickly. You should also consider the amount you’ll need for your recipe, as different types of rice have different yields.

Step 2: Soak Your Rice. Before cooking, you’ll need to soak your rice for at least 30 minutes in cool water. This helps soften the grains so that they cook more quickly and evenly when heated.

Step 3: Cook Your Rice. Once your rice has been soaked, it’s time to cook it. You can either use a stove top pot or an electric pressure cooker if you prefer.

When using a stovetop pot, start by adding enough water to cover the grains by about an inch or two and heat over medium-high heat until boiling. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until all of the water has been absorbed by the grains. If using an electric pressure cooker, follow manufacturer instructions and set timer accordingly (usually around 10 minutes).

Step 4: Let Cool & Package Up. Once your cooked rice has cooled down completely, you’re ready to package it up for your trip! Place portions into Ziploc bags and store in a cool dry place until you’re ready to use them.

Making backpacking rice is simple and straightforward! All you need is some good quality rice, water, a stovetop pot or electric pressure cooker (if desired), and some Ziploc bags for storage. With a few simple steps you’ll have delicious backpacking rice ready to go on your next adventure!