Backpacking Recipes I

Here are a few recipes from our good friend and master outdoor chief, Georgia Locker.  Try one of these on your next backpacking trip.  You’ll be saying Mmm Mmm Good!

Cashew Rice Curry (Makes 2 generous servings)


  • 1/4 cup dried milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cup instant rice
  • 1/4 cup cashew pieces
  • 2 oz grated cheddar cheese


Mix dry milk and enough water to form a paste. Add remaining water, mix well and bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Cover and simmer until water is absorbed and rice is soft (about 20 minutes). Stir in nuts and cheese. Serve when the cheese is melted.

Turkey Tetrazini (Makes 3 servings)


  • 3 cups water
  • 3 servings dry mushroom soup mix
  • 1 can turkey (5 oz)
  • 1 pkg Ramen oriental noodles


Mix water and soup mix until smooth. Add turkey and noodles. (Don’t use the sauce mix from the Ramen package. You can leave that at home.) Cook 2 minutes and serve.

Lentil Dish (Makes 2 generous servings)


  • 1 cup dried ground lentils (crack in blender)
  • 1/4 cup dehydrated mince onion
  • 1 1/2 tbs cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbs margarine
  • 4 oz Jack cheese


Place lentils, onion, cumin, garlic powder, sugar, water and salt in pot. Boil for 2 minutes. Cover and let stand 1 hour. After 1 hour, bring to boil again, add margarine and simmer covered for 15 minutes. Garnish with thinly sliced cheese.

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