Layered lentil and rice soup


  • Makes4 Servings
Layered lentil and rice soup


  • 2 tbsp chicken bouillon

  • 1/3 cup uncooked converted rice

  • 1/3 cup red lentils

  • 1 tbsp dried parsley

  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp savoury

  • 1/3 cup uncooked converted rice

  • 1/3 cup green lentils


  • 2 tsp butter, or margarine

  • 8 cups water


  • Pour the ingredients in the order given into a 2 cup Mason jar, and screw on the lid.

  • When ready 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 and veggies you wish, or make it as is without additions.

  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until the lentils are tender (about 25 minutes).

By Catherine Robertson

This make-ahead jar meal cuts your post-workday prep time in half! Not only is this healthy dish yummy and packed with fiber, but it also takes up little space in your refrigerator.

This article was originally published on May 18, 2012

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