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Rice and Lentil Soup in a Jar Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Rice and Lentil Soup in a Jar

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"I live in Sweden where Thursday is the official unofficial day for soup. This soup is great for Thursdays or ANY day! "

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Measure the chicken bouillon granules into a 1 pint jar. Top with 1/3 cup of instant rice, red lentils, dried parsley, pepper, poultry seasoning, 1/3 cup of rice and then the green lentils on top. Seal with a lid and ring for gift giving.
  2. To make the soup, bring the butter and water to a boil in a large pot. Pour in the contents of the jar and add celery and chicken if using. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
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  • Editor's Note: Converted rice is dry rice that has been parboiled. It is also called parboiled rice.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 26, 2010

I've been trying out soup mixes to make for Christmas gifts- I made this one tonight and knew I'd found my winner. I used red lentils, but instead of the green ones I used split peas. Also, I added 2 Tbs. of dried chopped onion. If you don't have poultry seasoning, you can make your own (I did) using one tablespoon each of the following: sage, marjoram, rosemary, celery seed and thyme. Thank you so much for this recipe- OUTSTANDING! *UPDATE* Every time I make this, I add 1/3 c. barley and an extra cup of water to make up for the barley.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 10, 2012

This is YUMMY....HOWEVER...trust me and reduce pepper to 1/4 tsp. as 1/2 makes it too spicy and peppery after it has cooked. Also...reduce chicken bouillon to 1 Tablespoon, as it is too salty if you don't. The only thing I added was 1 T. of minced onions and 1-14 oz. can of diced tomatoes. NOW....I will give it as gifts!

Jan 14, 2009

excellent! made for christmas gifts & got rave reviews - i think the key spice is the poultry seasoning - thank you!

Dec 22, 2010

Editor's Note: The rice ingredient was changed from "instant" to "converted" at the request of the recipe submitter.

Dec 26, 2009

The soup turned out into an excellent texture in the end. It is wise to simmer it for 30 minutes, as the sauce thickens and becomes a soupy texture. It was a bit spicy for my mom (who is usually okay on spices) so I would consider cutting down the pepper to a 1/3 tsp.

Dec 15, 2009

I made this as a present for the Holidays - I ended up doubling the amount of goods within the jar (by adding a second layer of the items) due to the fact I was using quart and not pint jars! Jars are now out of season and I didn't want to go out and search for pint jars. Looks like everyone is getting double the soup this year!

Apr 28, 2009

Came out very tasty. Didn't have any veggies, so this recipe was perfect. I used regular long grain rice (not instant) and threw in a 1/4 cup of pearl barley. Used ham instead of chicken (what I had). Didn't have poultry seasoning, so used cajun and a bay leaf instead. We loved it!!

Oct 23, 2009

Made it for dinner and it was delicious, hearty, and perfect for a rainy fall night. I did add a can of diced fire roasted tomatoes for color and additional flavor. Yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 9.8 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 312 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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