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THRIVE Rice A Roni

I’ve always loved Rice-A-Roni!  I’m thrilled to have found this recipe to offer my family anytime.  And because it’s made with food storage, you can make up batches and store in jars or bags.  Great also for hiking and camping trips.  Just be sure to keep the onions, celery and spaghetti pieces in a separate bag (in the container with the other ingredients) so you can rehydrate them prior to sautéing them.   Here, you will control the ingredients.  To compare, here is the ingredients from the Rice-A-Roni box.


Really, if I can’t pronounce it or know exactly what it is or where it comes from, I think I don’t want to feed it to my family.  With THRIVE, you know what is in it.  No additives, preservatives or artificial flavors.  Now that’s reassuring.

THRIVE-Style Rice-A-Roni
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Roni via THRIVE Life
Prep time: 3 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 23 mins
Serves: 6
In snack-size ziplock bag, keep the onion, spaghetti pieces and celery separate so you can rehydrate them. All other ingredients can be layered or just
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1⁄3 C THRIVE Freeze-Dried Onion rehydrated
  • 1⁄2 C THRIVE Freeze-Dried Celery, rehydrated
  • 1 C Spaghetti Noodles, broken into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 C White Rice
  • 1⁄2 tsp Sage
  • 2 1⁄2 C Water
  • 4 tsp THRIVE Chicken Bullion
  1. Sautee onion, celery, and spaghetti pieces in butter over medium heat until spaghetti pieces are golden brown. Add rice and sage and stir until coated with butter. Add water and bouillon and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until rice is tender.




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The ease, convenience and fresh taste of putting a meal in a jar is quite popular amongst preppers, campers, outdoorsmen and busy people.  While these are practical and beautiful in canning jars, they easily work in bags for hiking and camping trips.  But for long-term storage, vacuum sealing and oxygen absorbers are a must.  With these meals, you simple add them to boiling water.  No other ingredients are needed.  Better and healthier than one-skillet box meals! 

Beef Stew ~ Meal In A Jar

Recipe Type: Thrive Freeze-Dried
Author: PrepperPenny
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 4-6
This is the most convenient way to serve your family a warm, delicious and healthy meal when time is limited, during power outages or during outdoor adventures.
  • 1 tsp Garlic Granules
  • 1/2 C Flour
  • 1/2 Cup THRIVE Tomato Powder
  • 1 Tsp Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp THRIVE Beef Bouillon 1 1/2 Cups THRIVE FD Potato Chunks
  • 1 Cup THRIVE Instant Red Beans
  • 1/2 Cup THRIVE FD Onion
  • 1 Cup of your favorite THRIVE FD Vegetables (combine your own)
  • 1 Cup of THRIVE Hamburger or Roast Beef
  1. Sanitize a 1 quart canning jar, lid and ring *Make sure they are completely dry!
  2. Using a large-mouth funnel, begin layering ingredients in order listed
  3. Top with a 100cc Oxygen Absorber
  4. Using a vacuum seal system, vacuum seal the canning lid onto jar
  5. Boil 6 cups water, empty contents. Better if you use homemade beef stock!

THRIVE Beef Stew





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PrepperPennys Shelf Reliance Store

Independent Consultant


When I started prepperpenny.com blog, it was purely from the position of sharing my own adventures and experiences in becoming self-sufficient and reliant with my family, friends and followers. I am devoted and committed to doing all I can to cut my family’s food costs, find alternatives to processed food and learn methods of feeding my family without relying on commercially produced food. I feel a strong calling to have a sufficient supply of food in my home regardless of what emergency may emerge, be it natural disaster or manmade.

In this journey, I began buying a variety of food from companies who offer shelf-stable, nutritious food as a back up. But there was one brand, Thrive freeze-dried foods I was most impressed with. The flavor was outstanding and I found I began to use it in everyday cooking. Aside from the great flavor and variety, another way they were different from others is that they have a program which allowed me to order as much food as I want and held it in a que, The Q. I then set a budget of how much I could spend each month.  I began receiving food from The Q every month and stayed within the budget I allotted! It didn’t take long for me to see my shelves filling up.  I was so happy.

And because I want to help others to build a home store with good tasting food, I looked deeper and I took it upon myself to contact the parent company, Shelf Reliance about linking their website through this blog.  I spoke to an exceptionally nice consultant who lives several states away from me here in Washington. After talking to her and doing my due diligence (talking to Mr. PrepperPenny), I decided to become a consultant, too. Check out this short clip which tells a bit about the emergency products, shelving system and Thrive food.

So you will begin to see Thrive and Shelf Reliance references and logo’s on my site which will link you to my online website for this business venture. Please believe me when I tell you that I am doing this for two reasons,  to advance my food supply preparations and offer resources to help you do the same for your family. Plus, I really believe Thrive foods is the best company of its’ kind.

Start Building Your Own Store At HomeI was going to post a review of the products I had begun accumulating and tell you how wonderful their food was. But while I have prepped for a couple of years, my blog is only a few weeks old and I haven’t gotten to post a lot of what will eventually be here. Because the purpose of this blog is to share my experiences with you, I would have been remiss to not write about the food I am storing, how I use that food and share recipes with you. The only difference will be that recipes I post will now show the Thrive products I use. And, of course there will be the logo and links to my online store.

I’m very excited and hope I can help you to advance your own home store. And if my plan appeals to your goals to offset your costs to build your food storage and you would like to learn about becoming a consultant as well, just click here to see what Shelf Reliance offers. I look forward to answering any questions you might have. Below is a video which will explain why I am so sold on Thrive food. I believe the benefits of storing Thrive foods will work for any family who is building a food supply. For my family, the peace of mind and security of eating so well during difficult times is irresistible.

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