MARK SIREK Administrator Posts: 317
edited March 2023 in EXPERT ADVICE

Words and Photos by Hillary Pride

This Coconut Mango Sticky Rice is an excellent option if you’re looking to shake things up and level up your backcountry breakfast game. But don’t stop there! Pack it as a fueling fix for any of your backpackin’ meals. Not only is this recipe totally delicious, but it’s also vegan, gluten-free, packed with 19 grams of plant-based protein (including all essential amino acids) and enough fiber to keep your gut happy. Using RightRice gives this recipe the boost in protein and fiber, and the chia seeds give the recipe texture while adding fat, more fiber, and important micronutrients like calcium and iron. Even better, it’s tailor-made for our REpack!


Serves one 


(By weight / by volume)

3.0 oz / ½ cup RightRice

0.2 oz / 1 tablespoon coconut milk powder

0.3 oz / 2 tablespoons freeze dried mango, powdered (this step is DIY!)

0.5 oz / 2 tablespoons dried mango, diced

0.4 oz / 1 tablespoon chia seeds

0.4 oz / 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes

4 fluid ounces hot water 


Make the freeze-dried mango powder. Add about half a cup of freeze-dried mango to a blender, food processor, or clean coffee bean grinder and blitz until the mango chunks are powdered. This can be left out if you can’t get your hands-on freeze-dried mango, but it adds a great flavor to the recipe! Next, add all dry ingredients to a quart-size, freezer-safe zip-top reusable bag. To prepare, place the reusable bag inside your REpack and add ½ cup very hot water to the dry ingredients. (This doesn’t need to be at a rolling boil.) Give everything a gentle stir. Seal the bag, close your REpack and let the ingredients work their magic for ten minutes. You may want to give the REpack a gentle massage once or twice to ensure the chia seeds don’t clump. After ten minutes, open that REpack and enjoy yourself some tropical coconut mango goodness!

Nutrition Facts (for one serving. (The recipe makes one serving)

512 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated), 269mg sodium, 75g carbohydrates (15g fiber, 16g sugar), 19g protein

Hillary Pride is a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer with a passion for helping her community with doable strategies for fueling active lifestyles. A native Mainer, Hillary enjoys exploring the varied terrain of her home state, from the mountains to the coast. Whether hiking, surfing, or sailing, one thing is for sure; she will definitely be snacking (and might be planning the snacks before planning the trip). Follow Hillary’s adventures in and out of the kitchen @eatswithpride