Tortilla Soup Mix in a Jar

Soup Mix:
1 cup converted long grain rice
2 to 2 1/2 cups slightly crushed tortilla chips
1 (5 ounce) can chicken
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles

Seasonings:
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
2 teaspoons lemon-flavored sugar
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon dried cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup dried minced onion

1 wide-mouth quart jar and lid

Mix seasonings ingredients and place in a zip-type sandwich bag.

Place soup mix ingredients in jar in this order: Add rice to the jar first. Add the seasoning packet into jar. Fill jar with tortilla chips. Add the lid to the jar.

Cut a circle of fabric to cover the top part of the jar. Attach the fabric with ribbon or twine.

Include both extra cans and the soup mix in a little bag or basket.

Attach the following instructions to the jar, bag or basket:

Tortilla Soup

Remove tortilla chips and seasoning packet from the jar into a dish and set aside.

In a 1-gallon soup pot, add the rice and 10 cups of water. Add the can of diced tomatoes and green chiles, the can of chicken, and the seasoning packet from the jar. Bring to a boil; lower the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add tortilla chips, replace the cover and simmer 5 more minutes. Makes 3 quarts soup.