Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Rice on Campouts
Rice on Campouts
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 15:31:41 -0400
The question came up about minute rice on campouts. I don't use it because
it doesn't taste as good as regular rice for those dishes that you cook the
rice along with the meat and vegetables and beause the Success and other
similar brand boil-in-the-bag rice is so much easier to pack and use.
For those of you who haven't used Success rice, all you have to do is get a
pot of water with enough water to cover the rice up to a boil; add the rice
in the package, remove from heat and cover for 10 minutes. The rice is
then ready to use. For really cold weather you might want to keep the pot
on the burner at the lowest warming setting.
To prevent burns when getting the rice out to serve I reccommend the
following procedure. To get the rice out of the bag, lift it out by the
built in handle with a fork or spoon; take a knife and cut through both
sides of the bag from the bottom of the handle all the way through the
bottom of the bag; lift each side up and the rice will fall out to the pot
or dish. The kettle is easily rinsed and cleaned, the bag folds into a
small blob and the rice is ready.
Boil in the bag rice does not work well for Dutch oven dishes which assume
the rice will cook with the rest of the ingredients and will absorb a fair
amount of water.
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