Campsite Cooking: Vegetarian Backpacking Recipe

Backpacking recipes typically revolve around some type of beef jerky, tuna or pouched chicken. It's possible to cook a great tasting vegetarian backpacking meal, too. In this week's addition of our outdoor meal series we feature an easy vegetarian backpacking recipe called Quinoa & Veggies. Watch the video to see this meal being cooked then check out the recipe below.

Quinoa & Rice: A Vegetarian Backpacking Recipe

Quinoa and Rice is an easy to cook vegetarian backpacking meal that tastes great. For this meal we used Quinoa, dehydrated carrots, dehydrated peas and other dehydrated mix vegetables. If you don't have a food dehydrator, you can purchase dehydrated vegetables at a health food store. Finally, for some added flavor we added some great tasting chili powder.

What you'll need:

  • 2 Cups of Water

  • 2 Cups of Quinoa

  • About 1 Cup of Dehydrated Veggetables

  • 3 Table Spoons Chili Powder

What to do:

At the campsite, boil 2 cups of water on your camp stove. Once the water is boiling add 2 cups of quinoa and cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add about 1 cup of mixed dehydrated vegetables and stir. After the vegetables have warmed up and hydrated a little, add 3 table spoons of chili powder and stir.

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Vegetarian Backpacking Recipe

We found this vegetarian meal to be pretty easy to cook in the backcountry. It tasted pretty good and made a great vegetarian backpacking option to our regular campsite cooking meals. We recommend you try it out. After you do, leave us a comment below to let us know what you think about this vegetarian backpacking meal.

For more backpacking meal ideas, check out these previous meals in our Campsite Cooking Series:
Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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