Rice in a Jar--4 Versions

READY IN: 15mins
PaulaG
Recipe by echo echo

Give 1 of each rice mixture to one person or individual recipes to different people. Tie a festive ribbon around each jar or baggie and a tag or card with a message that includes THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS: "To cook, combine the rice mixture, 2 cups of cold water and 1 Tbs butter in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and cook over low heat 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Makes 4-6 servings." I got this recipe years ago from a book of "gifts from the kitchen" from the 1970s or 1980s. One recipe each of all 4 mixtures makes 2 gifts yielding 4-6 servings, so the way I came up with total servings is 4 x 2 x (4 to 6) = 32 to 48. (Also good to keep for yourself for when you're in a hurry or to take camping.)

Top Review by Ginny Sue

I made the vegetable rice mix, however I didn't have vegetable bouillon so I used chicken bouillon instead. I left out the salt because bouillon is already so salty. I also added 1/4 teaspoon chiptle powder per one cup of rice. I'll definitely make more of these to have on hand and for gifts. Penzeys is a good source for all the dried vegetable flakes.

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Directions

  1. FOR EACH TYPE OF RICE MIX:.
  2. Mix together all ingredients.
  3. Divide in half and store in tightly closed plastic bags or jars with tight-fitting lids.
  4. Each package or jar should contain approximately 1 cup plus 3 Tbs of rice mixture.
  5. Wrap with a colorful ribbon or decorate however you like.

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