Food Find & New Recipe: Multi-Grain Medley



Minute® Rice has stepped up its game and brought out a multi-grain medley, a mix of brown, red and wild rice with quinoa. Nothing else added. Gluten-free as well. Something I liked? It is portioned into 4 inner bags, each bag contains 1 cup uncooked rice mix, which makes about 1 1/3 cups once cooked. (A bag is 2 servings – which means 1 serving in hiking terms)

As with instant brown rice, using a bit less water than called for goes a long way, as does cooking it in a pot, rather than FBC. But if you are willing to wait at least 15 minutes, you can prepare it FBC.




Multi-Grain Pilaf


1 pouch Multi-Grain Medley

¼ cup freeze-dried vegetables

1 stick broth concentrate

1 packet olive oil (1 Tbsp)

Parmesan cheese packets (3-4)


One Pot Meal –

Bring 1 cup water, broth concentrate and oil to boil, add in rice and vegetables. Lower flame to low, stir and cover. Let simmer for 5 minutes, take off stove, wrap tightly and let sit for 10 minutes (a pot cozy works well). Toss rice with as much cheese as desired.


Pack rice mix and vegetables in a quart freezer bag.

Bring water to boil. Add broth concentrate and oil to freezer bag, place bag in a FBC Cozy, add in water, stir and seal tightly. Let sit for at least 15 minutes. Add cheese to taste.

Serves 1.

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  1. Nena

    Thanks Sarah, once again you have helped us eat well on the trail, and this makes it even easier.

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