Eating the Backpacker's Pantry Louisiana Red Beans and Rice is kind of like bringing a taste of the Big Easy with you out on the trail.

  • Vegan-friendly
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

A staple.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

No worries here. Red beans and rice... a staple in your pantry you can count on.

Pretty good

    Used as filling in a tortilla and this filled me up. Lighter on the stomach and pretty good flavor.

    Backpacking must have!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Super easy to make, delicious, packs light, and gives you all the energy you need to keep on moving! What more could you ask for?

    Will definitely be purchasing more dehydrated meals from Backpacker's Pantry!

    A classic

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is one of the cheaper and more simple dehydrated meals out there but don't let that fool you. It's got plenty of flavor and nutritional value to keep you fueled in the backcountry.

    almost like mamma used to make

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    My family is from the south and by that I am not talking about southern Utah. My roots run deep in Louisiana and red beans and rice were probably my first meal as an infant. I would not say that the instant version is like eating at local restaurant in DeSoto Parrish, but they taste damn good while on a long bike packing trip.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These are simple to make and really aren't that bad. Backpackers Pantry is my go to for pre-made dehydrated food.

    Staple in my camp kitchen

      Love me some red beans and rice. Bring some crushed red pepper, sriracha, or jalapeños and this will make your tummy very happy. Cheap and filling. Pair with some veggies and lots of beer. You can't go wrong

      Decent Meal for an Herbivore

        I didn't find it to be as tasteless as others have described.

        A little salt and pepper go a long way.


        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        You eat it and in turn your body uses it as fuel that you can use to continue on your adventure. This particular food fuel is more tasteless than not, but it was quite palatable after adding salt and hot sauce.

        DON'T FORGET TO TAKE THE PRESERVATION PACKET OUT OF THE BAG BEFORE ADDING WATER. Made this mistake over the weekend and my meal turned into poison :(

        Not a fan

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I've never had authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice but I would expect they taste a whole lot better than this did. I really could not appreciate these even after I added some chicken, hot sauce and cheese to it. That's even after a day of hiking up and down the river. I would much rather stick with the Chili Mac.

        So so non meat option

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I prefer to get meat-less options on long days. If you get this one definitely bring an extra sauce you prefer or some flavored tortillas. It's a ton of rice and beans and I found the flavor to be very bland.

        Very good.

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        For a backpacking meal this is great. Has good flavor. Tastes great with a little Old Bay and some hot sauce.


          Perfect! Has a little kick that you expect from red beans and rice. I add slightly less water so it comes out a little less soupy.


            Made this on my trek this weekend. It somes out a little watery like gumbo so I cooked up two cups of quinoa and mixed it in. MAN that hit the spot!