Curry Chicken & Rice

For my backpacking rice recipes, I precook the rice in chicken, beef or vegetable broth to give the rice extra flavor before I dehydrate it. If you don't have time for that, use instant rice and enclose a small chip of a bouillon cube with each meal. Cooking with dehydrated rice or instant rice on the trail is much faster and saves fuel. See Dehydrating Rice.

Serves 1


  • ½ Cup Instant or Dried Rice
  • ¼ Cup Dried Chicken
  • ¼ Cup Dried Vegetables – Carrots, Red & Yellow Bell Peppers, Onions
  • 1 Tbsp Powdered Milk
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder
  • ¼ tsp Chili Powder
  • 1¼ Cups water

At Home:

Cook white or brown rice in chicken broth and dehydrate; or use instant rice.

Pack powdered milk and seasonings in a small plastic bag and enclose with other ingredients in plastic bag.

For an interesting vegetarian meal, substitute dried apples and raisins for chicken.

On the Trail:

Combine all ingredients except powdered milk and seasonings with water in pot and soak for five minutes. Light stove, bring to boil, and cook for one more minute. Remove from stove, stir in powdered milk and seasonings and wait ten minutes.

More Backpacking Rice Recipes

You'll find a large collection of backpacking rice recipes in Recipes for Adventure.

Create dozens more meals by changing the dried meat, beans and vegetables in the recipes.

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Rice Recipes in Recipes for Adventure:

  • Risotto
  • Rice Pudding
  • Corn Bark Stew
  • BBQ Bean Bark Stew
  • Enchilada Bean Bark Stew
  • Black Bean & Salsa Bark Stew
  • World Peas Bark Stew
  • Rice with Meat & Vegetables
  • Beef & Broccoli with Rice
  • Unstuffed Peppers
  • Salsa Rice & Beans
  • Mexican Beef & Rice
  • Hawaiian Shrimp & Rice
  • Curry Chicken & Rice
  • Easy Cheesy Rice & Beans
  • Chicken & Rice Cacciatore
  • Red Beans & Rice
  • Spanish Rice
  • Ratatouilli with Rice

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