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nojobro
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05/30/2018 01:53PM
Is there an instant rice that is like the rice you'd get at a Mexican restaurant?

I see there is Uncle Ben's Ready Rice, but that seems to be a heat and eat product, and thus, heavy.
 
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Twins87
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05/30/2018 03:01PM
I don't know of any instant spanish rice... but we have created our own.

We dehydrate rice and canned spicy diced tomatoes separately and then we rehydrate them together in camp. It's not exactly spanish rice but it sure tastes good in our chicken soft tacos.
AmarilloJim
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05/30/2018 03:04PM
Mix this in the water when making regular rice.
Swampturtle
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06/04/2018 10:54AM
Knorr/Lipton makes Mexican & Spanish style rice. Both are okay, need a little more zip for me. Done in 7 minutes or so. Walmart has them & most grocery stores.

Knorr Spanish rice
nojobro
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06/05/2018 12:50PM
AmarilloJim: "Mix this in the water when making regular rice."

Thanks! Now I can use minute rice and this condiment.
nojobro
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06/11/2018 09:49PM
Amarillojim: I made this up tonight for my daughter using regular minute rice, freeze dried refried beans that I bought on Amazon, and the tomato chicken bouillon. It's a hit!! It would be easy to make it too salty, however.

My "recipe" is:
1/2 cup minute rice
1/3 cup freeze dried refried beans (could increase to 1/2 cup)
1/2 tsp. Chicken tomato bouillon
1 cup boiling water

Pack rice, beans, and seasoning in a Glad brand quart size freezer bag. In camp, add the boiling water, stir, and let sit in a cozy for 15 minutes. Eat.

(This was borderline too salty. I think I will use a generous 1/4 tsp of bouillon next time)

(1 tsp of this bouillon has 870 mg salt)
Duckman
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06/12/2018 08:36AM
AmarilloJim: "Mix this in the water when making regular rice."


Watch the salt on this one. I've had to force feed myself some pretty awful stuff for using this and adding salt.

Also, you might be tempted to use this to make a mock bloody mary. Another unfortunate idea...
 
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