Quick like a bunny

Quick like a bunny

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dry Veggie Soup Mix Recipe (gift mix)

So as my garden starts to give me an abundance of summer produce to eat and process. I find that I need more jars and still have dehydrated veggies from late last summer, fall and winter. This called for strategic consolidation. I made three separate veggie mixes. Recycled back 18 jars of various sizes to use again. Now I thought to make a veggie soup mix. I scoured the net. with little success and saw much repetition. Did figure out a single serve recipe that is filling and tastes good.

This is easy and adjustable. First, combine some dry veggies you have on hand. I will tell you some of what I have mixed in general. Dry okra, tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapenos, cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, swiss chard, and kale. I think that is it.

To serve one

1/3 cup of dried mixed veggies
2-4 T. cracked wheat, or quinoa, or 1/4 cup rice of any kind, or elbow noodles, similar size noodles or smaller, if using large shape noodles use 1/3 cup.
11/2-2 cups of water with broth of choice (1-2 broth cubes)

Take a pot and add all the ingredients. Bring to a boil and then simmer for the time needed to cook noodles, rice, quinoa, or cracked wheat.

Cooking time estimates:

Noodles 10 minutes
Cracked wheat 15 minutes
Quinoa 15 minutes
White rice 20 minutes
Brown rice 45 minutes
Wild rice 45 minutes

You can multiply amounts to serve more people and you can add meat of choice to.

Make all your food work for you and have the least amount of waste. That is my thought. You can also bag or small jar this mix for gifts.

Here is a pic. with elbow noodles. Below is a pic with cracked wheat.