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Not fast food. Good food, quickly.

Just because you smell like a monkey after three days on trail doesn't mean you have to eat like one. Mountain House's Freeze Dried Rice and Chicken meal for one is light, easy to make, and best of all, tastes great. It comes in a foil package that stands up on its own for easy eatin' and cookin'.

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3 5

not as nutrition packed

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I dont care much for rice in my fast meals. Its food. But I feel like rice is a rather cheap not so nutritious filler. Probably my 6th choice in the mountain line

how many calories? I want to make sure it...

how many calories? I want to make sure it has a sufficient amount to be worth the carry on long backpacking trips.

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270 per serving, 2 servings per bag! And yeah its totally worth the carry for backpacking trips, these things pack a punch. But for the record, I eat an entire bag to myself for dinner.

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Thank you! I figured the serving sizes were a little small as they normally are.

5 5

It's mellow for a reason

This dish wasn't THAT bad, it was just mellow.
I had to add some spices to it to liven it up, but it was way easier on the stomach than their Chili Mac and Cheese. I thought it was delicious even if it didn't have an overwhelming taste.

I do prefer the Beef Stroganoff out of their line if dehydrated meals.

5 5

Proper nutrition

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Nutritionally I wouldn't trade it for any other freeze-dried food. I personally enjoy the flavor. Perfect carb/protein ratio for packing.

4 5

not sure why everyone is complaining

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I enjoy this meal and yes it isn't the loudest flavors but in my experience after several days of extremely flavorful meals its nice to have a bit of a break. I wouldn't only pack this flavor but I've bought it more than once.

2 5


I agree with Matthew, this meal had no taste. I was really excited about this meal because I love chicken and rice, but I have never been so disappointed. I might as well have been eating warm cardboard. I added some Tonys and pepper which did help, but I still would never buy this meal again. Albeit bland, this meal did fill me up. Nevertheless, there are better Mountain House meals out there.

2 5

ok, kinda tasteless

pretty bland, but a little travel Cholula can change that. Not one of my favs (see beef strog., beef stew, chicken teriyaki)

4 5

Pretty darn good

  • Gender: Male

This was the first mtn house I tried and was impressed completely with it until I tried the others. While this is still good it's not as great as some of the others

4 5

Can't wait to try

Haven't tried it yet. Hope it's good when we get to use it :)

3 5


Not as good as your local Asian cuisine but it get's the job done, bring a packet of your favorite sauce to spice this up!

4 5

One Of The Better MH Meals

I've always liked this meal. One of the original MH line-up. It's both filling & tasty. Plenty of carbs & protein. Mix well & allow to rehydrate an extra three to five minutes. Make it even better by adding some crushed red pepper. This two serving size by itself is just right for one hungry person. Prepare a side dish & that will feed two people.

5 5

Filling and great tasting.

Another fantastic meal from Mountain House. This is a great break from the pasta. Very filling, and this one will feed two people. I wouldn't be surprised if the wife tried to push this one off as dinner at home.

5 5

Simple Equals Good

Yeah, chicken and rice. Hard to goof these two up. Reminded me a bit of those Soup-in-a-Cup meals only way bigger and more filling. It was the best meal of our three day trip. I cheated a bit though, through in some Cholula hot sauce. Let it stand a bit longer than recommended for best results!

4 5

An old favorite

My first experience with Mountain House products was on a week long backpacking trip to the Grewingk Glacier, across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska. We caught a water taxi, got dropped on the beach and started a great adventure that involved a black bear, a distant brown bear, a small forest worth of deadfall, treacherous and unwarranted river crossings, a heavy tram with a 1:1 "mechanical advantage" and enough postholing to satisfy anyone.

Needless to say we were extremely hungry at the end of each day. My wife was four months pregnant, which left her eating for two amd me carrying a little extra gear and burning a few extra kcals. My brother-in-law was in his early 20s, which is like eating for eating for two.

We carefully planned our trip, filled our "pantry" and mistakenly assumed that 2 servings was, well, 2 servings. As in: Serves 2. By day 2 we recognized our gross underestimation and by day 4 we were running low on provisions, namely hot entrees. On day 5 we rationed our supplies and settled for a bit hungry. Our saving grace was a hypoglycemic, overland journey to the beach to gather mussels to supplement. They never tasted so good!

The point: While tasty, these will barely satify ONE hungry person, noting that 800kcal if only a fraction of what is burned for most. Since, we always plan our provisioning based on total calories and have had no issues since!

5 5

Taste great

Taste great and very filling. Mountain House meets the single mans' need for cooking.

5 5

Great idea for a tired backpacker.

Sure, ramen will do the trick, but it's just not the same as a large package of rice and chicken. There's less clean up, and more food. The two servings were only enough for me, but others say they can't eat it all by themselves. Just boil up some water really quickly and dump it in. The key is to let it soak for a lot longer than it says you should. Open it up every 3 or 4 minutes or so, and stir everything up to make sure things aren't sitting too much out of the water. Just let it sit and go pitch your tent or collect firewood. Just be sure to pack out the pouch when you leave!

5 5

IT? Happened again!

this is it! i tried a new mountain house, AGAIN a couple of days ago on a solo wilderness thing. chicken and rice. first of all, at this point i prefer mountain house. i usually jetboil h2o, mix, seal the meal and let it do its thing for at least ten minutes while i keep myself busy. i like mountain house bags because they stand up really well and they seal and reseal. i often rinse and reuse those sturdy little bags over and over to be efficient on the trail! that is important to me because i reuse the bag in the morning for my instant oatmeal. that is, unless i don't finish dinner and i just have chicken and rice for breakfast like i did a couple of days ago.

any way, the chicken and rice was good. at first the chicken floated to the top so i had to stir that in. the first couple of chicken bits were not totally hydrated, to be expected at times. the rice and stuff cooked very well. the meal tasted good hot for dinner. the next morning the meal retained taste and texture. it was fine, just cold. i was very happy it didn't turn into a nasty gooey chunk overnight.

mountain house chicken and rice is good.