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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent meal after a long day The name is a bit misleading, since the meal is about 75% rice and 25% beans. Don't get me wrong, this meal tasted fine, but after trying a multitude of backpacking meals on my 20 day hike, this falls about in the middle in terms of flavor. There's not too much spice. You can't go wrong with the basic rice and beans; I'd just suggest another meal if you're looking for a lot of spice or flavor. On the upside, it was the perfect size for a meal just for me, and the suggested amount of water seemed on target.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressed the pants off me! Being Vegetarian I was very excited that this was so tasty. Great flavor, very filling and hearty. Even my meat eating BF loved it! Definitely will buy every time we go!
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kid approved I bought this to try for an upcoming trip I'll be taking my picky 4 and 7 year old kids on. The serving size was big enough for all three of us. My 4 year old says its so good he would never want to throw it out and my 7 year old thinks it is a little spicy and the red peppers were a little chewy. This meal is definitely one we will be taking with, it has just the right amount of spice for me, it does need a little salt in my opinion. I do think it would benefit from sitting a little longer than 12 minutes. Over all a very good meal.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty! Good flavor, and pretty satisfying for a vegetarian dehydrated meal without cheese. I'm not vegetarian, but I do eat vegetarian meals for variety -- I find some of them more stick-to-your-ribs than others, and this one ranks highly. My backpacking partner can't eat cheese, so finding dehydrated meals that we both like is a modest challenge. We'll be repeating with this one.
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Possibly adequate if all other options exhausted Primarily tastes of Pine-Sol, salt, and black pepper. Can the lime flavoring have gone awry? I've used many AplineAire products in the past and enjoyed them, but for some reason, this was downright inedible. Finished less than half the package after nine hours' hiking.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not too bad I pretty much hate all freeze dried dinners so nothing gets higher than a 3. So this was at least edible. I ate it while feeling sick from altitude and it actually tasted ok. That is rare so I would recommend
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty food that kept this vegetarian going I took this (and other AlpineAire food) on a recent backpacking trip with a non-vegetarian friend, and we both enjoyed and appreciated the calories and protein, and the taste as well!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was OK Easy and quick hot meal. Tasted OK. I think there are much better options out there, so I don't think I will be going this route again.
Date published: 2017-09-30
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Questions & Answers

Do these packages reseal like the other brands do?

Asked by: TigerBalm34
​This package is able to re-seal after you pour boiling water in for proper cooking.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-09-17

How much water do you need to make the food?

Asked by: Mhart1
This meal requires 2 cups of boiling water. ​
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-02

on the specs of all dried food it says how many servings. Is each serving packaged seperately for a single backpacker? or the servings have to be cooked at once? Thanks

Asked by: Colorado AT Hiker
The package is designed so that all of the food is cooked at once. The servings are not packaged separately.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-27
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