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I like having many kinds of "mix-in-a-jar" meals around. My goal is to have 365 of them made up, one for every day of the year. They are great on days you feel lazy or anything like that and perfect for any type of emergency. Most of them you just toss into a pot of boiling water and in a bit the meal is done. Some meals require adding a few more ingredients but the beauty of these is most of the prep work is done for you.
We just recently mixed up a bunch of "Chicken & Rice Soup" mixes and wanted to share with you how we do it.
Chicken & Rice Soup Mix in a Jar
1 T. dried onion flakes 1/4 c. dehydrated carrots
1/3 c. dehydrated peas 2 T. parsley
1 1/2 tsp. pepper 3 chicken bouillon cubes
3 c. long rice
Put all the ingredients into a large bowl and stir well. Pour into a one quart jar. Directions for use are to put 4 1/2 cups of water and 2 T. of margarine into a pot. Add in 1 cup of the mix and bring to a boil. Once it boils, reduce the heat and simmer for 40 minutes. You can add in some cooked chicken after it is cooked if desired but it has a lot of flavor on its own without the addition of the meat.