Recipe By ttkat
Published Apr 4th
Prep 5m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 1 serving Calories 891.1

Homemade backpacking dinner with full flavor! I love making my own backpacking food and this recipe is creamy and full of perfect Thai peanut flavor. Remember you want to use a noodle that cooks in 5 minutes or less for your backpacking food. Cook time will vary based on elevation.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried rice noodles
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts
  • ¼ cup freeze-dried vegetables
  • 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter (such as PB2®)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons powdered chicken bouillon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons freeze-dried cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup boiling water

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine rice noodles, peanuts, vegetables, powdered peanut butter, chicken bouillon, cilantro, chia seeds, salt, garlic powder, ginger, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Remove air and seal.
  2. 2 Reconstitute rice noodle mixture by pouring in 1 cup boiling water. Mix well and let cook until noodles and vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 891.1
  • Carbohydrate 148.6 g
  • Cholesterol 0.4 mg
  • Fat 23.9 g
  • Fiber 12.6 g
  • Protein 23.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.3 g
  • Sodium 1591.9 mg
  • Sugar 2.6 g

Chef's Notes

Add 1/4 cup freeze-dried chicken if desired; Substitute cashews for the peanuts if desired. Substitute vegetable bouillon for the chicken bouillon if desired. Substitute flax seeds for the chia seeds if desired.


  1. Awesome - great on the trail. I would love to see more of these recipes!!! and you get to control your sodium - the backpacking freeze dried premade meals have sooo much sodium!
  2. This was delicious lightweight for trekking and filling.
  3. These are a healthy alternative to those horrible but oh-so-loved pre-packaged ramen soups that you buy in the store. You know the ones; they have that little foil packet sodium bomb. This is also the answer for moms whose kids love those but are gluten free. I added a couple of these to my portable - Read more ...