Creamy Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup in a Jar

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To cook; put all ingredients in a large saucepan.
  2. Add 7 cups of water. Heat to boiling.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes, until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  5. 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.
  6. Place each ingredient in the jar in the order listed, except the chicken.
  7. Place lid and ring on jar, sealing tightly by hand.
  8. Place the can of chicken on top of the jar.
  9. Center the circle of material on top and tie the ribbon around the material at the level of where the jar neck starts.
  10. If selling these for a seasonal fund raising, try to find material appropriate for the season, such as fall or Christmas!
  11. These were very popular at our fund raising!
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This is a great soup mix. I basically have the same recipe minus the chicken. Friends and family love this.

Beledi July 15, 2008

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.

luvmybge September 09, 2004