Alpine Aire Santa Fe Black Beans and Rice

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Enjoy the zesty Southwestern flavor of the AlpineAire Santa Fe Black Beans & Rice freeze-dried meal when you're kicking back at camp.

Ingredients: instant white rice, crushed black beans, tomato powder, freeze-dried sweet corn, low-sodium salt, diced carrots, tomato flakes, cumin, chopped onion, mixed red and green bell pepper, onion granules, garlic granules, oregano, jalapeno powder.

Made in USA.


  • Contains white rice, black beans, sweet corn, carrots, onion and a blend of spices
  • Just mix contents with boiling water in the pouch provided; let stand for 10 - 12 min. and serve
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  • Nutrition facts displayed here and on packaging may differ; information on packaging reflects actual contents
If you own a cookstove or even just a pot and some matches, these freeze dried and dehydrated meals are the way to go. They're lightweight, compact, and super easy to prepare. The meals are packaged in resealable foil pouches. Most weigh between 5 and 7 ounces and offer 2 servings. To prepare a meal, just add a couple cups of hot water right to the pouch. A few minutes later you're ready to chow.
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Calories from fat:15
Calories per serving:320
Carbohydrates:68 grams
Cholesterol:0 milligram
Dietary fiber:8 grams
Gluten free:Yes
Potassium:0 milligrams
Protein:10 grams
Saturated fat:10 grams
Serving size:1/2 package
Servings per container:2 serving(s)
Sodium:260 milligrams
Sugars:8 grams
Total fat:1.5 grams
Trans fat:0 gram
Weight:6.5 ounces

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Alpine Aire Santa Fe Black Beans and Rice Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

This pairs well with one of my favorite camping tricks. Start off by buying/making a burrito, wrapping it in tinfoil, and freezing it the night before you plan to camp. By the time you get to the camp site it is defrosted and ready to throw in the fire. Then set up the Jet Boil (or other way to boil water) for the Mountain Houses and BAM, you have your first nights camping meal!

Brett Allen at on 08/15/2013

This was pretty decent for dehydrated food. I added a bit more water than the recipe called for so the rice and beans would stick to my tortilla. The portions sized was great. Makes a filling meal for one or two light lunches/side dishes.

Joshua Barnes at on 11/26/2012

This was by far the best meal I had with me on a 3 day trip. I'll bring more than one next time. I recommend adding 1/2 cup more water than the directions call for.

Luke2 at on 04/04/2005

Really enjoyed this meal. We brought an avocado along to slice up on top of it. Also, let it sit a couple minutes longer like someone else suggested and everything was cooked perfectly.

che3929544 at on 06/30/2013

This was my favorite from my last trip. Lots of spices, low sodium (I did add more salt). Thought the flavor was perfect, and it filled me up. 2 servings for myself.

Jess Dunn at on 10/11/2011

The Sante Fe Black Beans and Rice is damn tasty. Alpine Aire makes really tasty backpacker meals. Highly recommend this one.

Justin Mool at on 09/05/2006

This was tolerable, I really despise dehydrated food, but I could eat this without being too disgusted.

Dancing Gorditas at on 08/29/2007

Negative Reviews:

A lot more rice than beans

Instead of calling it BLACK BEANS and RICE, it should be called RICE and BLACK BEANS. It would be a more honest description. There are simply not enough Black Beans for the amount of Rice. At the minimum, the amount of Beans should be doubled, perhaps tripled. Part of the product description is SANTA FE. This sort of implies that the product will be reminiscent of Southwestern or Mexican style food. This style food usually is served with approximately equal portions of beans and rice. That said, the non-bean portion of the meal was OK. There are corn kernels in the meal as well; they were unexpected, but OK for me; however, not everyone will want them.

The quantity is OK for two people.

When preparing it, it should be left to stand for more than the recommended ten minutes, perhaps 12-14 minutes.

It was spicy. The spices did not appeal to me, although they might to someone else. I gave a lot of it to my dog; he liked it.
Larry at REI on 09/09/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Good source of carbohydrates & protein. To me, this meal along with all freeze dried meals need to be spiced up a bit. Allow to rehydrate two to three minutes longer unless you like crunchy beans. Eat as a side dish with another friend or two. Large portions.

moroni at on 10/07/2008

Pack in some tortillas and you have yourself back country burritos! Great size for 2 people.

Amy R at on 08/07/2012