MH Rice & Chicken

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MH Rice & Chicken

Post by housil » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:58 pm

Today, I decided for a special dinner at work:
Instructions, too bad no marking how much is 2/3 of a cup...
First view inside
After the first 4 min - still solid
After another 10min
On a plate for better display
a chunk of chicken
As mentioned before, there wasn´t any markings of how much is 2/3 of a cup so I poured in what I though - a little bit too much.
After reconstitution of ~15min, I got a nice smelling dish. The rice was like fresh cooked, neither solid nor slushy.
The chunks of chicken looked weird as they came in little, rectangular "cubes" but they tastet like chicken :wink:

As expected, another great MH dish with just a little lack of broth/salt :D

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Re: MH Rice & Chicken

Post by Paul Buikema » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:31 pm

Thanks for this, yes it looks a bit on the wet side. If you want to try another look for Alpineaire brand, they have markings on the outside of the pouch for water levels, very easy to use, a little bit more pricey than MH.

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Re: MH Rice & Chicken

Post by parafireboy » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:38 pm

It looks good Housil, thanks for sharing! I've always been pretty happy with MH stuff. :D

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Re: MH Rice & Chicken

Post by kman » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:48 pm

I like that MH rice and's one of those standard MH meals that you can't go wrong with...especially if you add some hot sauce to it!

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Re: MH Rice & Chicken

Post by Norton » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:04 am


I have ate that meal on a two day hike in the Mountains. It has a outstanding flavor and if you give it time to cook the rice has a made in the kitchen texture.
I have noticed some of my friends do not give Mountain House meals the full time to cook. I add a few minutes to the recommended cook time and wrap the bag in a jacket or something to retain the heat after the boiling water is poured in. The Chicken and Rice flavor is better than off the shelf store bought rice meals in foil pouches. In fact my son raids my camping supply and eats them for at home meals sometimes. I have only one problem with the MT House rice based meals. They fill you up quickly but you are hungry in a few hours if you have some some hiking. The pasta based MT House dishes seem to keep your stomach full longer.

One trick I have done with MT House Chicken and Rice is add a small pop top can of Underwood chicken lunch spread. The meat, juice and grease dissolve and the overall meal is much more filling. I have done the same with other meat pates in MT House pasta based dishes. Add a tin of your favorite meat spread while it cooks and you add a great deal of calories. You have to really knead the bag like MRE Peanut butter, Then give it stir with your long spoon. It is worth the trouble :D
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Re: MH Rice & Chicken

Post by steve1989 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:02 pm

Nice one, Housil! MH Chicken & Rice is a classic!

I am soon doing a video on a 1976-78 (Not fully sure of the year between those 2 there) LRP Chicken & Rice and I am wondering if Oregon Freeze Dried changed the recipe at all other than removing the MSG?

Norton, that is a brilliant addition to the entree - I wanna try that out someday! Cheap and effective addition!

Kman, I have yet to add hot sauce to this one, and I think it is about time I try that out as well! Maybe in my video I will "cheat" a little and add it half way after getting some bites in without it! :D

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