Italian Inspired Rice

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Italian Inspired Rice

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • 1 Tbsp diced dried spinach
  • 1 Tbsp tomato powder
  • 2 ounces tomato & basil cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoned bread crumbs
Instructions:

At home in a quart freezer or sandwich bag pack the rice and vegetables. Put the bread crumbs in a small plastic bag and pack with the cheese.

FBC method:

Dice the cheese up. Add it and 1 cup near boiling water. Stir well, seal tightly and put in a cozy for 15 minutes. Stir well and top with the bread crumbs.

Insulated mug method:

Dice the cheese up. Add it and the rice bag contents into your mug. Cover with 1 cup boiling water and stir well. Cover tightly and let sit for 15 minutes. Stir well and top with the bread crumbs.

One pot method:

Dice the cheese up. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in your pot. Add in the dry ingredients and cheese, stirring well. Turn off the stove, cover tightly and let sit for 10 minutes. (In cold temperatures insulate in a pot cozy.) Stir well and top with the bread crumbs.

Serves 1.
Notes:
The cheese called for in the recipe is made by Northwoods. They make a number of types of shelf stable cheese, coming in 2 ounce wedges. It is a processed cheese, so it melts well.[br]You can use any cheese, natural or processed, preferably a cheddar base as well as Velveeta will work.