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By: Laura Moss on June 21, 2011, 7:44 a.m.
cheesy rice and tuna in plastic bag

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Cheesy Rice and Tuna

Mix up this campfire comfort food in just a few minutes.
Cheesy Rice and Tuna


  • 1/2 cup minute rice
  • 1/4 cup cheddar broccoli soup mix
  • 1 packet dehydrated cheese mix (such as from a macaroni and cheese mix)
  • 1 7-ounce pouch tuna in water (or substitute dehydrated veggies or TVP)
  • 2 cups water

  1. At home: Combine rice, soup mix and cheese in 1-quart freezer bag. If substituting veggies or TVP for tuna, add these to the bag as well.
  2. On the trail: Combine dry ingredients with water in pot and soak for 5-10 minutes. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Cover pot, remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.

Serves 1


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