Many camping meals include curry, but I just never get tired of it.
This meal makes an excellent lunch if you are extra hungry. It is enough for a quick dinner too. It is just so easy and delicious.
Because the “stuff” part of this recipe is always different, you won’t get tired of this meal.
This recipe feeds 2 hungry campers.
1 cup Basmati rice (you can use Quinoa but we never do)
1 tbsp onion flakes
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 big handful of dried fruit chopped, such as apricots and/or raisins and/or pears and/or mango (the combination you use is what makes each meal unique)
1 big handful of nuts chopped, such as almonds, cashews or peanuts
Coconut and peanuts for topping.
Before you Leave Home
Combine all ingredients in a Ziploc bag (except for the coconut and peanuts you will use for a topping). That’s it. We use kitchen scissors to cut the fruit and a mini hammer to chop the nuts. We also use Uncle Ben’s 10 minute Basmati that comes in individual bags – a bit more than a cup but it works well. The less time cooking in camp, the better. We keep the rice separate from the rest of the ingredients.
Bring 3 cups of water to a boil, (or the amount of water on your rice instructions). Add the contents of the Ziploc, return to a boil, then simmer. Cook until the rice is done. Ok, that sounds obvious, but the exact cooking time will depend on the rice you are using, you will need to follow the cooking instructions of the rice. I always write the instructions on the Ziploc. Watch carefully and stir often, rice can always burn quick if your stove is hot.
When it is ready, dish up, top with the coconut and peanuts and enjoy!
Original recipe found in the book “Simple Foods for the Pack” by Axcell, Kath and Cooke.