Lentil and Rice Soup in a Jar

    20 min

    The perfect food gift for anyone who likes to cook. Pearl barley, split peas, rice, lentils, pasta and seasonings are layered in a jar and tagged with instructions of how to make a perfect lentil soup.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 90g pearl barley
    • 100g dried split peas
    • 100g white rice
    • 100g dry lentils
    • 2 tablespoons dried onion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
    • 2 tablespoons beef stock granules
    • 75g uncooked alphabet pasta shapes or any other small pasta shapes
    • 55g uncooked macaroni

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a wide mouth 1 litre jar, layer the pearl barley, split peas, rice and lentils. Then layer around the edges the onion, parsley, salt, lemon pepper, stock granules and the alphabet pasta. Fill the rest of the jar with the macaroni.
    2. Seal and attach a gift card. The gift card should read: Add contents of jar to 3 litres of water, 2 sticks chopped celery, 2 sliced carrots, 75g finely chopped cabbage (optional) and 400g chopped tomatoes. Over medium low heat, cover and simmer about 1 hour or until vegetables are tender.

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    I make "Gift in a Jar"s for people. This was, by far, one of the prettiest that I've ever made. Got raves from family, friends and coworkers on presentation. However, I always make recipes before I give them away. But this one I didn't. You see, I don't like soup at all. But I know a lot of people do, especially in the winter. I've never gotten a "bad" recipe from this website, so I figured "4 stars...GREAT!" Well, that must've been on presentation only, because numerous people have come up to me to tell me that the soup wasn't good and that the recipe wasn't correct. (I felt awful!) Apparently the liquid isn't adaquate at all. And when you do add enough liquid to make it "soupy" then it makes 2 VERY LARGE POTS of soup! Not bad if you are having company, but it should say that on the label. I won't make this recipe again.  -  30 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    There is this lady at the nursing home. She always talks about growing up at her ranch and such. I came home and found this recipe. I msde a jar for her and tied a bow around the top. She tried it and it brought a tear to her eye. She said how she couldnt beleive just how much it tasted like her mothers soup! Now i make it all the time! I love it!  -  14 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The soup is very good and makes a great gift. For single persons or small eaters, cut the recipe in half and put into a pint jar.  -  14 Nov 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)