Friday, June 20, 2008

Food Storage Friday -Dinner without Electricity: Jerky Curry

Every month we will showcase a meal that you can make without electricity. Today's meal is "Jerky Curry."

We will use a camp stove to make our dinner. Camp stoves come in all different shapes and sizes, this particular one is for backpacking and so it is very small, but really any camp stove will work. You can also make this meal on a regular stove, but if you didn't have electricity here's how to make it.

Just a note: If you are using your camp stove inside, make sure to cook by an open window and not directly on a wood surface, we are using a pizza stone.

The ingredients: Rice, oil, water, powdered milk, curry powder, Beef Jerky, craisins, and cashews.

First thing to do is turn on your stove, add a little oil to the bottom and water, just as if you were making rice on a stove.

Add your rice...

...and take this time to chop up the jerky into eatable pieces. Really there is a quite a bit of leeway with this meal: you can use any canned meat to substitute for the jerky, and dried apples would be great instead of the craisins, or in addition to the craisins!

Add the jerky and the craisins right away, this will soften them up. If you use canned meat, before you start the rice, fry your meat up in a little oil for some flavor and set it aside.

Go ahead and season the rice mixture with a little salt and pepper. Or a beef bouillon cube would be good for some extra flavor.

Now let your rice bubble away. What you are looking for is the water to boil off until it is about level with the rice/jerky mixture.

Get the powdered milk and curry ready.

And when the water boils off, add it and turn off the heat.

Stir it all together...

...and add a little water if it seems dry.

Now cover your pot, keeping it over the turned off burner, and let it sit for about ten minutes. If using canned meat, add it now.

Sprinkle cashews over the top and enjoy. This feeds about four adults...in our case, 2 adults and 2 children with leftovers to spare.

Jerky Curry

1 Tbsp oil
3 cups water
1-1/2 cups rice
1/2 cup chopped jerky
1/4 cup craisins
1/4 cup powdered milk
2 Tbsp curry powder

Boil water, rice and oil, jerky and craisins in a pot until liquid has boiled level with rice. Turn off heat, add powdered milk and curry powder and mix. Cover and let sit for ten minutes. Top with cashews and eat!


Tiffany -- the mommy said...

I love this recipe!! I am going to try it. Thanks!!

Aleasha said...

this looks so good. thanks!

Hannah said...

Wow, that looks really good! I love jerky.

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