Instant Camping Recipe: Geikie Curried Rice

Posted by: Molly Herber on Aug 25, 2017

Named for Mt. Geikie in Wyoming's Wind River Range, this is a tasty meal you can prepare at home before hitting the trail, then just add boiling water when you’re ready to eat.

Geikie Instant Curried Rice

Photo by Liz Schultz.


  • .9 lb. instant rice
  • ¾ cup dried celery and carrots
  • 2 Tbs. dried onions
  • 2 Tbs. curry powder
  • 1.5 Tbs. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. vegetable broth powder
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • ½ cup coconut milk powder


  1. At home, mix rice, vegetable broth, and dried veggies together in a plastic freezer bag with a zip top.
  2. In a separate bag, mix coconut milk powder, sugar, and spices
  3. When it’s time to eat, boil water and add all ingredients to the freezer bag.
  4. Add hot water to meal and let sit until water is absorbed. (Put it in your jacket for a little extra warmth!)



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Molly is a NOLS instructor and writer. She loves the smell of her backpack and does her best writing before 7:00 am. When she's not scouting the next post for the NOLS Blog, she's running and climbing on rocks in Wyoming. Follow her on Instagram @mgherber