I came across this recipe some time ago online and have altered it a little to our families liking. I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does 🙂 If you are making these meals for food storage then it is a good idea to buy two cans of meat so you have enough to go with the other ingredients. We have a family of four so you will have to prep according to your family size. Every meal in a jar is different so ingredient cost may differ as well.
- 1 cup of Freeze dried chicken, for a cheaper cost you can also use TVP (textured vegetable protein)
- 1/3 cup chicken stir fry mix, recipe below
- 1 cup of freeze-dried broccoli
- 1/4 cup dehydrated carrots
- 2 tablespoons dehydrated onions
- 1/2 cup of freeze-dried green peppers, (Red or mixed works well to. Whatever you prefer.)
- 1 cup instant rice
Layer all ingredients in the order listed above in a one-quart jar.
After adding the stir fry mix, shake it down so it mixes with the chicken. This will give you more in the jar.
Below are ingredients on how to prepare the meal for your family. I print/write the directions on paper or labels and secure them to the jar along with the date it was made. If properly sealed these meals will last as long as if the meal was sitting on your shelf in its number ten can, but take up way less space! 🙂 For one months worth of meals (3 meals a day) we only use 8 canning boxes that all stack very nicely.
To Prepare Meal:
Add 4 cups of water to a skillet and let boil. Add entire jar contents to the skillet, mix and then turn off the heat. Let the food sit for about ten minutes to re-hydrate and then simmer for 20-25 minutes uncovered. Stir occasionally.
Chicken Stir Fry Mix
- 1/4 cup chicken bouillon, 35 ounce jar
- 3 tablespoons corn starch
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 tablespoons dehydrated onion
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
To make the sauce:
For more sauce in your meal: Add 1/3 cup dry mix to 1 1/4 cup of water. In a small sauce pan, mix together and let simmer until sauce starts to thicken.
Note: We like extra sauce in ours so we make up a large jar of the Chicken stir fry dry mix for that purpose. You can also do this with Taco Seasoning, Cheese sauce for Mac and Cheese and Basic Sauce Mix Recipes.
Source of original recipe: Rainy Day Food Storage