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Wild Rice and Barley Soup Mix Recipe

Wild Rice and Barley Soup Mix Recipe

Warm up your loved ones on frosty winter nights with this hearty, stick-to-the-ribs soup mix. Layered in pretty bow-tied jars, it looks as good as it tastes. Include prep instructions!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1/3 cup dried vegetable flakes
  • 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1/2 cup dried minced onion
  • 8 cups water
  • Real bacon bits, optional


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a pint-size jar with a tight-fitting lid, layer the barley, vegetable flakes, brown sugar mixture, bouillon granules, rice and onion, packing each layer tightly (do not mix). Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 4 months. Yield: 1 batch.
  • 2. To prepare soup: Pour mix into a large saucepan. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until rice is tender. Sprinkle with bacon bits if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 151 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Wild Rice and Barley Soup Mix

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Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"Easy to prepare and smells the kitchen up like Thanksgiving before the pies go in! I added sauteed mushrooms to my own and of all things - a handful of cashews! Yummy!! The only thing I would do different is exchange the chicken bouillon for something less salty. Maybe a soup mix or something. Otherwise I love this and I will definitely have jars on hand to give at Chrismas. Winner!"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2009

"Is the brown sugar a mistake in this recipe? I've never seen sugar in soup before..."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2008

"I have been looking for dried vegetable flakes. Any suggestions where do buy them at a reasonable price. I need these by Dec 1 2008. Would love some suggestions, even online buying."

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