MRE Side Dish Review: Fried Rice
October 20, 2007
“Fried Rice” is one of the new side dishes in the 2007 MRE menus. Having experience unheated MRE rice sides before, I opted to warm this one up in an FRH. After 10 minutes in the heater, I opened it up and you can see the results below.
To get the down-side out of the way…this dish was not overwhelming in flavor (unlike the Cornbread Stuffing, which was full of flavor). But having said that…
Overall, Fried Rice is a great improvement over the other MRE rice-based side dishes. While those other side dishes are bland, this new one has a decent flavor (but could use a little more). Actually, I think a better name for it would be “Fried Rice Casserole” because it was more casserole-like than straight-from-the-chinese-restaurant-fried-rice-like. But even as a casserole-type of side dish, this one was pretty good. I added a bit of soy sauce and it got even better.
|Fried Rice box
|After heating, looking inside the pouch
||Out of the pouch
|In bowl, mixed up – looks better
||Up close – tastes good!