I live in Sweden where Thursday is the official unofficial day for soup. This soup is great for Thursdays or ANY day!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Measure the chicken bouillon granules into a 1 pint jar. Top with 1/3 cup of instant rice, red lentils, dried parsley, pepper, poultry seasoning, 1/3 cup of rice and then the green lentils on top. Seal with a lid and ring for gift giving.

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  • To make the soup, bring the butter and water to a boil in a large pot. Pour in the contents of the jar and add celery and chicken if using. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.

Tips

Editor's Note: Converted rice is dry rice that has been parboiled. It is also called parboiled rice.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; 2.9 g total fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 312 mg sodium. 16.7 g carbohydrates; 9.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
I've been trying out soup mixes to make for Christmas gifts- I made this one tonight and knew I'd found my winner. I used red lentils but instead of the green ones I used split peas. Also I added 2 Tbs. of dried chopped onion. If you don't have poultry seasoning you can make your own (I did) using one tablespoon each of the following: sage marjoram rosemary celery seed and thyme. Thank you so much for this recipe- OUTSTANDING! UPDATE Every time I make this I add 1/3 c. barley and an extra cup of water to make up for the barley. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2012
This is YUMMY....HOWEVER...trust me and reduce pepper to 1/4 tsp. as 1/2 makes it too spicy and peppery after it has cooked. Also...reduce chicken bouillon to 1 Tablespoon as it is too salty if you don't. The only thing I added was 1 T. of minced onions and 1-14 oz. can of diced tomatoes. NOW....I will give it as gifts! Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
I've been trying out soup mixes to make for Christmas gifts- I made this one tonight and knew I'd found my winner. I used red lentils but instead of the green ones I used split peas. Also I added 2 Tbs. of dried chopped onion. If you don't have poultry seasoning you can make your own (I did) using one tablespoon each of the following: sage marjoram rosemary celery seed and thyme. Thank you so much for this recipe- OUTSTANDING! UPDATE Every time I make this I add 1/3 c. barley and an extra cup of water to make up for the barley. Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2010
I've been trying out soup mixes to make for Christmas gifts- I made this one tonight and knew I'd found my winner. I used red lentils but instead of the green ones I used split peas. Also I added 2 Tbs. of dried chopped onion. If you don't have poultry seasoning you can make your own (I did) using one tablespoon each of the following: sage marjoram rosemary celery seed and thyme. Thank you so much for this recipe- OUTSTANDING! UPDATE Every time I make this I add 1/3 c. barley and an extra cup of water to make up for the barley. Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2009
excellent! made for christmas gifts & got rave reviews - i think the key spice is the poultry seasoning - thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2010
Editor's Note: The rice ingredient was changed from "instant" to "converted" at the request of the recipe submitter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2009
The soup turned out into an excellent texture in the end. It is wise to simmer it for 30 minutes as the sauce thickens and becomes a soupy texture. It was a bit spicy for my mom (who is usually okay on spices) so I would consider cutting down the pepper to a 1/3 tsp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2009
Came out very tasty. Didn't have any veggies so this recipe was perfect. I used regular long grain rice (not instant) and threw in a 1/4 cup of pearl barley. Used ham instead of chicken (what I had). Didn't have poultry seasoning so used cajun and a bay leaf instead. We loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2009
I made this as a present for the Holidays - I ended up doubling the amount of goods within the jar (by adding a second layer of the items) due to the fact I was using quart and not pint jars! Jars are now out of season and I didn't want to go out and search for pint jars. Looks like everyone is getting double the soup this year! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2009
Made it for dinner and it was delicious hearty and perfect for a rainy fall night. I did add a can of diced fire roasted tomatoes for color and additional flavor. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2010
I can't find red lentils anywhere around here! I just used more green lentils in this soup as I was told they all taste the same. I considered using split peas as other reviewers mentioned however wanted to try and stay close to the original recipe. I was worried about using instant rice in this since it only takes 5 minutes to cook and lentils take so much longer. It was fine but I think regular rice would have worked just as well. The flavor was good but I think it would be better with the optional chicken and celery. Overall inexpensive easy good flavor and very pretty gifts in a jar. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
Easy to prepare and very tasty! My family even my 2 year old loved this soup. I added dried peas in lieu of one of the lentils and diced some ham instead of chicken. I am going to pre-assemble these for my own pantry makes a great quick meal. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2012
This is YUMMY....HOWEVER...trust me and reduce pepper to 1/4 tsp. as 1/2 makes it too spicy and peppery after it has cooked. Also...reduce chicken bouillon to 1 Tablespoon as it is too salty if you don't. The only thing I added was 1 T. of minced onions and 1-14 oz. can of diced tomatoes. NOW....I will give it as gifts! Read More
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