|Rating:||8.5 / 10|
|Value for money||1.8 / 2|
|Taste||1.7 / 2|
|Convenience||1.7 / 2|
|Weight||1.6 / 2|
|Versatility||1.7 / 2|
This Instant Rice product is another food option from Back Country Cuisine. The Back Country Cuisine range of outdoor meals is probably the best known in Australia. Many people consider them the staple meal choice for activities. There is a huge range of options and while most outdoor stores stock their preferences, the Instant Rice is usually available.
Back Country Cuisine Instant Rice is as the name suggests, rice that has been freeze-dried and is therefore super-lightweight. The product also contains canola oil and I assume it is just a ‘touch’ but the pack doesn’t say. This instant rice is gluten-free and great for adding an energy boost to your meals on the trail. There are five serves per pack and each serve 143 kcal and 2.7 grams of protein.
The cooking requirements are very simple – just add 1½ cups (375 mls) of boiling water to the 160 gram pack and wait for 10 minutes. I suggest you add a bit more water (perhaps 20 mls) depending on your rice preference. If you’re wanting cold rice, add cold water and wait for at least 90 minutes.
You can also add the rice when cooking other meals by adding ½ cup (125 mls) of water for each cup of rice. If you are creative, you can add freeze-dried vegetables or meat, or just some spices for a standalone meal.
The taste test went well. It tastes just like rice!
An easy to prepare meal supplement whether it be on a short or long trip for camping and hiking
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Back Country Cuisine Instant Rice as purchased
Bag with the base folded out
Back Country Cuisine Instant Rice prior to rehydrating
Back Country Cuisine Instant Rice ready to eat
This review was done with product purchased from a retail store by Australian Hiker