Easy Mexican Rice Dehydrated At Home

Mexican Rice Cooling

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice is one of my favorite side dishes and so easy to make at home. Why dehydrate Mexican rice? Well, It is so much faster to rehydrate in the future with way faster cooking times. Mexican Rice is cheap and easy to make in large quantities. Also, you can mix with so many other vegetables and beans in an endless combination.

Ingredients

  1. 5 cups white rice
  2. 5 cups cold water
  3. 2 or 3 tablespoons butter
  4. Spices. I used Taco Seasoning

Step one

  1. In a large pot add a couple of tablespoons of butter.
  2. Turn on burner to high.
  3. Add 5 cups white rice
  4. Stir  rice and butter until butter is melted and rice is cooked. About 5 minutes.
  5. Pour in 5 cups cold water.
  6. Let cook for about 10 minutes.
  7. Place on Dehydrator rack and allow to cool.
Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

Add Spices Taco Seasoning

Add Spices Taco Seasoning

Sauteed Rice

Sauteed Rice

Rice Add Water

Rice Add Water

rice cooling

rice cooling

Step Two

That’s it!. Dehydrate the rice between 115 to 125° degrees for approximately five to ten hours. I personally like to go 10 hours if I know that I will be storing a long time. It’s o.k. to go longer.  To Rehydrate use at least two parts water to one part rice. Click HERE for my other dehydrated meal recipes and click HERE for the Florida Home Prepper official Face Book Page!

Storage

For immediate use I place rice in a sandwich baggy and place in the refrigerator. For long term storage I will use a vacuum sealer and an oxygen absorber in a mylar bag. Then place in a 5 gallon food grade bucket with a gamma seal lid. You should get 20 to 25 years that way. With a food sealer and storing in a pantry you should still get several years.

Disclaimer

Always practice safe handling of food. Clean and sanitize all equipment. Florida Home Prepper is not responsible for you being an idiot.

 

March 4th, 2018 by