Dehydrating Rice

Whenever we make rice there is always leftovers, in the past they always well most always went to waste.  Since we got into hiking I have been dehydrating all of the rice we don’t eat  after a meal.  It has added up to be a lot of rice.  So I have started to vacuum seal the extra rice.  Sometimes the rice will puncture the bag as it can have sharp edges so I double bag it when vacuum sealing rice.

Dehydrating rice is very easy.  I just take a tray from the dehydrator cover it with a piece of parchment paper and spread out the rice.  Its virtually impossible to spread the rice in an even layer you will have clumps.  Half way through dehydrating or when it is completely dehydrated just crumble the rice up.  I usually set my dehydrator to 115 degrees and let it dehydrate overnight.  If you are doing it during the day it should be dry in 5-6 hours.  I always let it cool before bagging the rice up or vacuum sealing it.

Below is a before and after picture of the rice.

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After

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I did a quick video on how to dehydrate rice.

To rehydrate the rice it is usually a 1:1 ratio.  One cup of dehydrated rice to one cup of hot water, let this sit/soak for 5 minutes then boil for one minute then let sit for 10 minutes.  Add some butter, salsa, hot sauce, soy sauce and enjoy.  This is just a basic rice reconstitution in the future I will be doing posts on what you can add to the rice to make it a complete meal.  I figured we would start with the basics and move on from there.

After we dehydrate enough rice/pasta, vegetables, condiments and meat, we will show you how to bring it all together and make meals from dehydrated items.

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