cooking over a fire is FUN
especially in your own
I have a favorite summer camp recipe to share today.
This is a very special dutch oven supper that
and Boy scout sons
have enjoyed many times while camping!
Tonight we made it at home
in our back patio fire bowl
Please don't tell my new friends about the other main ingredient
I don't want to alarm them.
First you should prepare a charcoal fire and allow the coals heat up thoroughly.
You will need precisely eight coals on the bottom
(under the dutch oven)
and eight coals for the top of the dutch oven
Keep the other coals to the side and add them as needed.
That will give you a heat of about 350 degrees
|this dutch oven is about 12 quarts|
|eight coals turned to a few more |
as the coals burned up fast on us tonight.
|the foil package to the side is a|
sliced french bread loaf.
till the rice is tender to your liking
(about 30-40 mins)
stir it twice
and turn the dutch oven
to achieve even cooking over the coals.
half onion minced finely (1/4 cup)
stick of butter(1/2 cup)
little bit of crushed fresh garlic
salt / pepper to taste
"Bays" seasoning (as much as you like)
two cups of long grain rice
three cups of chicken broth
two cans cream of chicken soup
two cups of water
small package of swiss cheese cubed
four chicken breasts cleaned and cubed
Now that is it, but...
you can add peas and carrots
or anything you might like in there too.
Boy Scouts eat their carrots raw
and they just plain do not eat peas!
Sorry you garden loving people
(I would add a few peas and carrot slices myself!)
Master Scouter Hubby melts a stick of butter in the dutch oven
then slightly browns the rice in that first
then he adds everything else...
except the cheese
and veges if they are the frozen kind
just sit around the fire and let it cook
spinning the lid and turning the pot a few times
so you don't get a hot spot in the oven.
add the cheese for the last 15 mins
to melt that down into everything.
test the rice after 30 mins
and if it is soft enough then it is ready to eat.
Farm Girl Fridays!