Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance


Stay Healthy--Eat Well

MARY JANES FARM ORGANIC MEALS

Mary Janes Farm Organic Backcountry Meals

NATURAL HIGH GOURMET MEALS

Natural High

 

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#151032 - 06/03/11 06:01 AM beans and rice
kcdan62 Offline
member

Registered: 05/24/11
Posts: 19
Loc: Kansas City Missouri
What kind of rice to use and beans for frezer bag cooking . And where to get them at. I just recived Sarah Kirkconnels book on freezer bag cooking. I made my bag cozy the other day. I have looked every where I could think of in KC to find the black bean and refried bean flakes even looked at hole foods no luck.

Top
#151038 - 06/03/11 09:08 AM Re: beans and rice [Re: kcdan62]
Slowfoot Offline
member

Registered: 04/22/05
Posts: 157
Loc: Missouri
I use Minute Rice. The white rice works best, but the brown rice is okay if you let it sit longer.

Whole Foods in St. Louis has the Fantastic Foods brand refried beans. They used to have the black beans as well, and so did at least two other local grocery stores, but then they disappeared completely for a while. The refried beans finally returned just recently to a couple places. You can order them from Fantastic Foods, but it's not very cost-effective when you add shipping unless you order a huge amount. I've also tried Ready Beans, which I liked, but they have the same issue with shipping.

Top
#151052 - 06/03/11 12:35 PM Re: beans and rice [Re: Slowfoot]
kcdan62 Offline
member

Registered: 05/24/11
Posts: 19
Loc: Kansas City Missouri
Thanks I will be going out to ks right by hole foods today to pick up my sons repaired laptop. I did not ask them if they had them I just looked but like you said they might have them now I will ask when I am there. I was hopeing to fined a local place to get this stuff and not pay shipping shipping has gone sky high nowdays . I needed a sproket for a moped and had to order it the shiping was more than the part.

Top
#151066 - 06/03/11 05:47 PM Re: beans and rice [Re: kcdan62]
lori Offline
member

Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 2801
I get dehydrated refried beans at Winco in the bulk section.

Minute rice. cry

I cook the rice I want and dehydrate it myself. It takes a bit longer to re-hydrate but retains the flavor.
_________________________
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few." Shunryu Suzuki

http://hikeandbackpack.com

Top
#151070 - 06/03/11 06:00 PM Re: beans and rice [Re: kcdan62]
kcdan62 Offline
member

Registered: 05/24/11
Posts: 19
Loc: Kansas City Missouri
I just got home. They had it I got the fantastic world foods bllack beans and there hummus . Thanks I would never have found it.

Top
#151078 - 06/03/11 08:52 PM Re: beans and rice [Re: lori]
OregonMouse Offline
member

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 6401
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
I agree about Minute Rice! I cook up a big batch of brown rice in vegetable broth and then dehydrate it. I'm actually doing that right now! Lots yummier than the Minute variety! I haven't found that it takes any longer to re-hydrate, though, but that may be because I used brown rice either way.

Even better than the Lundberg brown rice I've been using to dehydrate: Costco carries an "Organic Harvest Medley" rice in 3.2 lb. jars. It's a mixture of CalMati Brown Rice, Wild Rice, Sweet Brown Rice and Heirloom Red Rice.


Edited by OregonMouse (06/03/11 08:56 PM)
_________________________
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey

Top
#151085 - 06/03/11 11:32 PM Re: beans and rice [Re: kcdan62]
sarbar Offline
member

Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 1453
Loc: WA
Stores are really good at hiding the stuff we hikers want cry I always encourage people to go wander their stores and take an hour to look up and down smile You can find lots of goodies!
_________________________
Freezer Bag Cooking, Trail Cooking, Recipes, Gear and Beyond:
www.trailcooking.com

Top
#151093 - 06/04/11 11:16 AM Re: beans and rice [Re: sarbar]
GDeadphans Offline
member

Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 382
Loc: Maine/New Jersey
The Whole Foods by me has it as well. I understand you don't want to pay shipping, but I thought I might point to the links on the side if you happen to change your mind.

http://www.backpacking.net/gearfood.html
http://store.yahoo.com/cgi-bin/clink?wildernessdining+T3nkRf+shopbybrand-backppant.html+

_________________________
"To me, hammocking is relaxing, laying, swaying. A steady slow morphine drip without the risk of renal failure." - Dale Gribbel

Top
#151106 - 06/04/11 08:24 PM Re: beans and rice [Re: GDeadphans]
kcdan62 Offline
member

Registered: 05/24/11
Posts: 19
Loc: Kansas City Missouri
Iam a litttle confused do you half to pre cook the rice then dehidrate it or will it cook ok in the bag cozy ? This is all new to me .I was talked in to trying the humms so I went and got some pita bread still hot just made and tryed it out it is realy good and just add water and olive oil .

Top
#151107 - 06/04/11 09:14 PM Re: beans and rice [Re: kcdan62]
OregonMouse Offline
member

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 6401
Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
Regular (raw) rice will not cook sufficiently in the cozy--it comes out basically still raw. It takes about 20 minutes of cooking to cook raw white rice and about 40 minutes for raw brown rice, and that's at sea level.

The only alternatives for reconstituting rice in a freezer bag or the cooking pot are either to use Minute or Uncle Ben's "instant" Rice, or to cook and then dehydrate your own rice beforehand. Ms. Minute and Uncle Ben basically have done these steps for you, but some of us think the results aren't as tasty as the home-prepared rice. YMMV.

Even with Minute/Uncle Ben "instant" rice or the home cooked/dehydrated version, you need to allow 15-20 minutes of cozy time.


Edited by OregonMouse (06/04/11 09:14 PM)
_________________________
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey

Top
#151108 - 06/04/11 11:21 PM Re: beans and rice [Re: OregonMouse]
kcdan62 Offline
member

Registered: 05/24/11
Posts: 19
Loc: Kansas City Missouri
I was not shure I was thinking it would take longer to cook rice. minute rice is bland . I worked with a guy from Laos 20 years a go and he had me try there rice it was the best I ever had they use sticky rice and soak it over night then they used a pot shaped like a big spitoon on top they had a looked like a straw hat that u steam the rice in and shake it every so often as it cooks it balls up and is sticky you eat it in balls th ey have littlle straw weved carying pot things that have a string on them to the lid they keep the cooked rice in he would have that and hard boiled eggs all most every day . I tell you he would all most live on that some times he had fish soop it stunk the hole place up but I got brave and tryed it one day it was very hot and spicy but good . The sticky rice and the eggs went together so good I loved it. I had him get me the stuf to make it and would make it when camping not backpacking . Wish I still had that stuff.


Edited by kcdan62 (06/05/11 05:27 AM)

Top
#151114 - 06/05/11 08:23 AM Re: beans and rice [Re: kcdan62]
CamperMom Offline
member

Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 1186
Loc: Eastern MA, USA
kcdan62-

Try checking the Asian sections of local stores for short-grain rice. Most Americans expect rice to be fluffy, separate grains, so that is the market to which most American rice companies cater. Hubby was into rice balls for a while after being stationed in Hawaii (40+ years ago). I think I had some success making rice balls with Asian short grain rice. It may work for you.

If you wish to take this kind of rice backpacking, either plan for long cooking and cleaning a sticky pot or precook, chill (makes rice easier to separate), then dehydrate your own rice. Adding oil before dehydrating will likely keep your rice from sticking as you wish AND go rancid on you.

CamperMom

Top
#151133 - 06/05/11 06:15 PM Re: beans and rice [Re: CamperMom]
kcdan62 Offline
member

Registered: 05/24/11
Posts: 19
Loc: Kansas City Missouri
I guess they also call it sweet rice but there is 2 kinds they kind they use and the Japan type. That is used for deserts.

Top

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Butane Stove
by Jim M
12/15/17 08:05 PM
Knife, Fire Starter, Ignition Source
by Jim M
12/11/17 07:34 PM
Bivvy bag with wired peak
by Petro1234
12/10/17 01:06 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Greetings - and a question
by valongi
12/11/17 11:35 AM
Just found out about UCO candles
by toddfw2003
11/30/17 08:41 AM
Hitting the eagle rock loop, Ark in 3 days
by toddfw2003
11/19/17 11:31 AM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
Plant based insulation...
by billstephenson
11/18/17 02:58 PM
lightest grommets to use
by toddfw2003
10/22/17 06:13 PM
avalibility of thin ti rod
by the-gr8t-waldo
01/26/17 04:45 PM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
1 registered (), 24 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
runningman55, ponchoman, valongi, Atkinson J, Dcarpenter
12471 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
HOME
Backpacking.net
Family Hiking
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Outdoor Gear Daily Deals
Outlets, Sales, Bargains

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum.com