Ingredients & Allergens
Allergens: CONTAINS: COCONUT.
Preparation & Storage
Pretty good Review by Sarah
I thought the bananas were a little odd to add into the mix. Plantains may have been what it was trying to go for? Anyway it fully hydrated and was very filling. It was definitely 2 full servings. Could have used more black beans but I really can't complain. (Posted on 7/25/2015)
Delicious!! Review by Joy
I am celiac and it is very hard to find good quality (and tasty) pre-packaged gluten free meals for camping. I ate the Cuban Coconut Black Beans & Rice while camping and it was soooo good that I took my bag with me on my jaunt up a 14'er. Highly recommend this! (Posted on 6/17/2015)
Worked well with fish Review by Shawn Clark
Purchased this specifically to serve alongside trout if caught. Ended up placing pan-fried trout fillets (lemon pepper and smoked paprika seasoned) into pouch as the pouch cooked/rehydrated due to timing issues of the meal. The result was excellent as all four participants noted.
Cooked meal at 9,000+ feet with extra cook time as suggested, and some insulation around the packet to make the rehydration more effective. The mixture of the seasoned trout and this dish worked well together. Also enjoyed the rice/bean remnants separately when the trout was gone.
My only reason for ranking this a 4 rather than 5 is that I used it to as an augment to fish rather than having it as stand-alone. Therefore, I don't know how much the trout contributed to the flavor of the whole packet.
Did not have issues with unrehydrated beans or rice. If one is having these problems the issue is likely with the method of keeping the packet insulated/warm while cooking, particularly at high altitude where the boiling water temp is lower and the cook time longer. (Posted on 5/15/2015)
Best Dinner Review by Kai Allen
Just got back from 7 day backpack in the Escalante and this was by far the best dinner of the six I took. The flavors were wonderful together, and I think the small packet of olive oil included really made it taste fresh and almost home made. My husband always eats half of my dinner plus his own and he also thought this was the best of all the dinners we brought. (Posted on 5/15/2015)
Delightful Review by zeb
This was probably our favorite meal from BP. Good balance of coconut to rice with a surprising hint of banana that brings the whole thing together. Complex combination of ingredients that work well together. (Posted on 5/15/2015)