Quick 10-minute Thru Hiker’s “Paella”

I don’t know about you but sometimes i get a hard craving for paella and being on trail means THAT craving will be difficult to satiate! While hanging out at camp and going thru supplies, i found the perfect combination of stuff to throw together a quick trail paella!

All you need is some spam, packaged chicken, Knorr rice sides, and if you have it…a package of olives! This takes about ten minutes to prepare, which includes time to sit.


Fry up your spam first and get it nice and crispy. Think bacon here. Then throw in your chicken (tuna would probably work fine too). If you have olive oil, then by all means, use it!! Stir this for about 1-minute.

Then add the knorr RICE side and prepare as the package states. (Note: prepackaged, already cooked rice will probably work too). Cook for 7-minutes covered on a med to low fire. Make sure you stir every minute or so. Then turn off the heat, add your olives and cover for 3-minutes.

Olives 🫒

ENJOY! I hope you have enjoyed this as much as we did!! Happy hiking!!


Published by Analiese Kennedy

Ecology and anything outdoors is my Jam! We love exploring new places and connecting with others over a good meal and wine.

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