THIS is for those who back-pack or hike and want to carry a meal in a VERY small space with VERY little weight! I invented this one myself and am quite happy with it.

This is not your "every-day-type-receipe." This is quite different.

What I suggest is that you collect some of the ingredients as left-overs from other recipes. Then, when you have enough of each of these, gather the other ingredients and make up a "batch."

As you collect each of these 4 items, shred them and dry them. Every time you have your oven heated for some other cooking job, use that heated oven also to dry these ingredients, to save energy.

So, then, the ingredients you need to gather over time, and dry completely are:

Collect and dry these as you can:

- carrot
- green pepper
- onion
- small peas
- parsley

Then gather these:

- pre-cooked rice
- corn starch
- salt
- pepper
- chicken boullion cubes powdered   

Now to store/save these ingredients:

I like to put enough into a baggie for one meal for one person, and freeze them just in case I had not completely dried them.

As for using these ingredients:

For one meal for one person, I use:

6 tablespoons rice
2 tablespoon chicken
3 tablespoon carrot
1 tablespoon green pepper
1 tablespoon peas
1 tablespoon onion
1/2 tablespoon corn starch
1/2 tablespoon boullion
1/2 tablespoon parsley
salt and pepper to taste

To prepare the meal:

I add one cup of water to this, set over a fire, boil and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. If you keep it covered, it may not be necessary to add more water but if you keep it uncovered, you will probably have to add some water.
hiker's meal