Gift in a Jar: Spicy Bean and Rice Soup

Gift in a Jar: Spicy Bean and Rice Soup

1 (32 oz) Jar
2 Small sandwich baggies
2 Tbsp beef base
2 Tbsp Minced onion
1 tsp Minced garlic
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Cayenne
½ tsp Chili powder
¼ tsp Coarse ground black pepper
½ cup Rice
1 cup Black beans
1 cup Red beans
½ cup White beans
½ cup Yellow beans

1. Combine beef base and all seasonings in one baggie. Twist to tie.
2. Measure rice into second baggie. Twist to tie.
3. Layer black, red, yellow and white beans in jar.
4. Add baggies to jar and seal.

To prepare soup:
1 (32 oz) Spicy Bean & Rice Soup Jar
1 Tbsp Oil

1. Wash and sort beans. Soak overnight. Rinse and drain well.
2. Place beans in a large stockpot with oil and seasonings. Cover with 2 inches water.
3. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to simmer until beans are tender (2+ hours). Add additional hot water if required.
4. Cook ½ cup rice with 1 cup water and a dash of salt in the microwave or on stovetop. Stir rice into soup prior to serving.

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