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Backpackers' Thai Noodles

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Homemade backpacking dinner with full flavor! I love making my own backpacking food and this recipe is creamy and full of a perfect Thai peanut flavor. Remember you want to use a noodle that cooks in 5 minutes or less for your backpacking food. Cook time will vary based on elevation."
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15 m servings 891
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 serving)


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  1. Combine rice noodles, peanuts, vegetables, powdered peanut butter, chicken bouillon, cilantro, chia seeds, salt, garlic powder, ginger, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a resealable plastic bag. Remove air and seal.
  2. Reconstitute rice noodle mixture by pouring in 1 cup boiling water. Mix well and let cook until noodles and vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Add 1/4 cup freeze-dried chicken if desired.
  • Substitute cashews for the peanuts if desired. Substitute vegetable bouillon for the chicken bouillon if desired. Substitute flax seeds for the chia seeds if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 891 calories; 23.9 148.6 23.8 < 1 1592 Full nutrition

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These are a healthy alternative to those horrible, but oh-so-loved pre-packaged ramen soups that you buy in the store. You know the ones; they have that little foil packet sodium bomb. This is a...

This was delicious, lightweight for trekking and filling.