Creamy Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup in a Jar

"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!"
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  • 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!

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  1. This is a great soup mix. I basically have the same recipe minus the chicken. Friends and family love this.
  2. 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.



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