Easy Spanish Rice Recipe

Dehydrated ground beef and tomatoes make this Easy Spanish Rice Recipe a complete backpacking meal.

What’s in the Zatarain’s® box?

  • Approximately 1¼ cups rice and seasonings
  • Listed Ingredients- Enriched long grain parboiled rice, onion, yeast extract, soy sauce, thiamine hydrochloride, soybean oil, bell pepper, salt, turbinado sugar, chili powder, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide, cayenne pepper.

Serves 1


  • ½ Cup rice and seasoning
  • ¼ Cup dehydrated ground beef
  • ¼ Cup dehydrated tomatoes (sliced cherry or diced)
  • 1 Cup water

At Home:

You will need to add extra instant rice to get three servings out of the box. Fill a 1-cup measuring cup with Spanish Rice mixture. Next, add the remaining Spanish Rice mixture to a ½-cup measuring cup and then top off with added instant rice. Mix back in with the first cup. You now have 1½ cups of rice and seasoning which can be divided into three servings.

Pack all ingredients in a 4 x 6 plastic bag.

Learn how to dehydrate ground beef and vegetables.

Sources to purchase dried meat and vegetables.

On the Trail:

Place all ingredients in pot with water and soak for five minutes.

Light stove, bring to boil, and continue cooking for two minutes.

Remove pot from stove and place in insulating cozy for ten minutes.

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