Camping Food – Backyard Shrimp or Chicken and Rice Bundles

Backyard Shrimp or Chicken Rice Bundles Camping Food (1 of 1)

The food is my favorite part of camping. The dutch oven spits out magnificent desserts, the fish we caught sizzling in a cast iron pan, the stress of planning before we leave…oh wait! I think I figured out one meal that is stress free, over the top delicious, and low calorie to boot. My mom and her family camp with us once a year in a remote camp in Northern our adventures here

Anyway, I can’t take credit for her recipe. She made shrimp bundles for the adults and a few chicken bundles for the kids, just in case shrimp were not on their camping pallet.

These were so good, I snatched the recipe right up! She did make the rice at home ahead of time as the recipe needs cooked brown rice, I think that is the best, otherwise you will have to boil water to put this all together.


Camping Food – Backyard Shrimp or Chicken and Rice Bundles
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Shrimp or Chicken Rice Bundles wrapped in heavy duty aluminum foil, great for camping, or a backyard party. Easy and Delicious!
Cuisine: Camping Food Dinner
Serves: 6

  • 1 lb fresh green beans or fresh asparagus spears cut into pieces
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup oil packed sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • ⅓ cup zesty Italian dressing
  • lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Grey Poupon
  • 24 Large Shrimp – I pound or 1 can cooked chicken

  1. Place beans in water, Microwave on high for 5 minutes, stir after 3 minutes, drain. Return beans to bowl, add cooked rice, parmesan cheese and tomatoes. Mix lightly.
  2. In another bowl, whisk dressing, lemon juice and mustard. Reserve 2 Tbsp of dressing. Add to bean mixture.
  3. Spoon onto 6 large sheets heavy duty foil. Top with shrimp or chicken and add reserved dressing. Fold foil to make 6 packets.
  4. Grill 10-12 min until shrimp is pink or chicken is hot.

If you are using this camping, The beans can be sautéed in a little butter instead of microwaving. We are tent people, so we don’t have a microwave available.
My mom has a camper, hence she did.


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