I was a member of a professional organization and we sold this soup mix in jars to raise money. It is really good, especially in the fall and winter. I will list the instructions for using it as a fund raiser at the end of the cooking instructions. Cook time is for prep and simmer time when cooking, not preparing for fund raiser. Yummy and I hope you enjoy!
- 1 (2 3/4 ounce) package country gravy mix (Pioneer if available)
- 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granule
- 2 teaspoons instant minced onion
- 2 teaspoons dried celery flakes
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1⁄4 cup wild rice, uncooked
- 1 cup white rice, uncooked
- 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped dried mushrooms (shiitake, chanterelle or oyster)
- 1 (10 ounce) can chicken, drained slightly (optional)
- To cook; put all ingredients in a large saucepan.
- Add 7 cups of water. Heat to boiling.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes, until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
- Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
- For fund raising, you will need 1 pint jar with lid and ring for each recipe,a decorative piece of material cut into an 8 or 10 inch circle and raffia ribbon or twine.
- Place each ingredient in the jar in the order listed, except the chicken.
- Place lid and ring on jar, sealing tightly by hand.
- Place the can of chicken on top of the jar.
- Center the circle of material on top and tie the ribbon around the material at the level of where the jar neck starts.
- If selling these for a seasonal fund raising, try to find material appropriate for the season, such as fall or Christmas!
- These were very popular at our fund raising!
This is a great soup mix. I basically have the same recipe minus the chicken. Friends and family love this.
Great Idea! The soup is very good but I had to make a few changes. First.. the soup was SO thick that I had to add at least 2-1/2 cups of water more than what the recipe called for. .. and because of the extra water I used a little more boullion. Next time I'll try 3/4 cup of white rice instead of the full cup. My wild rice said to cook for 60 minutes, so I had to add more cooking time, too. Maybe there is a quick cooking wild rice out there? Also .. on the directions that is attached to the jar I would say to add the chicken at the very end just to heat it because it becomes stringy when added in the beginning. This is a great idea but I'm not sure how much money you can make as a fundraiser because this soup is not inexpensive to put together. When I went to purchase the celery flakes I noticed that the little jar cost almost $3. Taking a closer look at the tag I also noticed that it was $80 a pound!! I used dried soup greens instead which added some nice coloring to the dish. The soup greens had celery in it along with carrot, bell pepper and tomato. I think I'll add a little white pepper in my jar, too. I'll be making this for some of my own Christmas gifts to give to friends and coworkers. Thanks for a neat idea. I never thought of using the Country Gravy Mix as a soup base. This is a keeper for gift giving.