Meaty Marinara Pilaf
In a quart freezer bag:
- 1 cup instant rice
- 2 Tbsp tomato powder
- 2 Tbsp shelf stable Parmesan cheese (green can)
- 1 tbsp dried mushrooms, crumbled
- 1 Tbsp dehydrated ground beef, freeze-dried ground beef or ‘beef’ TVP
- 1 tsp diced dried onions
- 1 tsp Italian herb blend
- ¼ tsp dried diced garlic or granulated garlic
- Pinch of sugar
- Salt to taste
Add 1¼ cups near boiling water and stir well. Sal tightly and put in a cozy for 15 minutes. Fluff up.
One Pot Method:
Bring 1¼ cups water to a boil in a small pot. Add in ingredients, stir well and cover tightly. Take off stove and let rest for 10 minutes. In cooler weather, or at altitude, stash pot in a pot cozy.
To boost calorie count, add in 1 Tablespoon or 1 packet olive oil. Add more cheese on top if desired. For larger appetites, use up to ¼ cup dried meat (Add in a Tablespoon more water for each Tablespoon dried meat).