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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Chicken & Rice Soup Mix in a Jar

    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.

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Doesn't this look beautiful?!



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30 comments:

  1. Good idea-thanks!

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  2. I LOVE meals in a jar recipes. Thanks for sharing this one, I look forward to adding a few to my pantry.

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    1. Heidi, so glad you liked it. Hopefully you'll stop by again sometime and find more useful posts.

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    2. sounds very good to me I will be trying it soon then making some for my Christmas and gift baskets might be easier than making jams and jellies thank you for the ideas ruthanne

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  3. What a great idea - I really need to get this one done in my kitchen!

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    1. Tessa, thanks and thank you for stopping by!

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  4. I love the idea of having a jar of Chicken Rice soup in the pantry ready to go. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Kathy, as always, I enjoy linking up with you. I emailed you today with a question about a chicken breed. :-)

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  5. This was perfect timing! I've been trying to find a good soup in a jar recipe, so thanks! Great read! I can't wait to try it out!

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    1. Cris, I hope you have a chance to try it out soon and please let me know how you like it. :-)

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  6. i was just curious... how long does this last in the pantry? do you need to put oxogen absorbers in the can or can you use the oven canning method on this to make it last longer? if that is even necessary? sorry for all the questions i'm new to the dehydrating and canning process and have tons of questions still. thank you for listening
    amy

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    1. I have left it in my pantry for several years and it still tasted great. I have some with oxygen absorbers in them but I don't always use them. You can use the oven canning method but I do not think it is necessary. I would feel comfortable eating this off my pantry shelf even after 5 years. I do not mind your questions at all and feel free to ask more questions if you need to. Sorry in the delay in getting back to you. I will try to be more prompt in the future.

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  7. Your Chicken and Rice soup mix is a great idea. I love to make a recipe and have some extra for another meal. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Kathy, it is always a pleasure to link up with you!

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  8. Sorry for sounding dumb, but how do you dehydrate carrots? Or do you buy them somewhere ?

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    1. You do not sound dumb. If you don't know how, it is simply because no one has taught you. :-) Here is a link how I do it: http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2014/07/dehydrating-carrots-carrot-coins.html

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  9. Do you have other meal in a jar recipes like this that don't add meat? I don't buy expensive freeze dried meats (or "fake" meat!), I would rather add my own meat when I am cooking.

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    1. I do and will get them listed on here within the next two weeks. Sorry for taking so long to address your question but have had some medical issues that got in the way. I don't buy the freeze dried meats either.

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    2. Agreed! would love to see more jar meals like this one.

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  10. How many recipes does this make? Thanks for the great idea. I look forward to making it!

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  11. Did you crush the bouillon cubes before adding them to the mixture?

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    1. Good questions Stephanie. Yes, I crumble up the bouillon cubes as I add them in. :-)

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  12. I did not have the peas so I subbed the peas and carrots with 1/2 cup of mixed vegetables I had dehydrated. And used Chicken bouillon granules instead of cubes.

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  13. I'm looking at using this recipe as a meal on a backpacking trip. Do you think if I used dehydrated rice and less water, I could serve it as an entre, instead of a soup? I may try it at home beforehand so as to not be disappointed on the trail... :)

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    1. Mona, yes, I would suggest to try it out at home first. I do think your way would work but better safe than sorry. :-)

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  14. This recipe sounds great and will make fantastic Christmas gifts foe family and friends but I must ask where do you get the dehydrated vegetables for the recipes?

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    1. I dehydrate them myself. If you click on the dehydrating tab above, it will take you to the page and you can see how I do it.

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  15. After you fill your jars, do you can it somehow, or just leave it in the jar unsealed as is. Recipe doesn't say, and I would really like to try it.

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    1. No, you just seal it with the screw on lid and it will keep this way for a long time just fine.

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