Luanne has made this soup for my family and they enjoyed it, especially Olivia. So I hounded her until she tracked down the recipe from a person that moved out of her ward (thank you Luanne!). They put the soups together in mixes (in baggies instead of jars). We had a simple meal of this soup (made by Olivia) and a loaf of bread of out the breadmaker (made by Vivian)! Easy and delicious.
Tomorrow Olivia is going to package up a bunch of mixes so it's ready to go next time.
TORTILLA SOUP MIX IN A JAR
1 cup converted long grain rice
2 to 2 ½ cups slightly crushed tortilla chips
(substitute ½ cup dried corn instead of chips for longer shelf life + corn flavor and add chips when served if desired)
1 5 oz. can chicken
1 (10) ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles
(or add your own bottled tomatoes and add chiles)
2 T. chicken bouillon granules
2 t. lemon flavored sugar
( I added 1/8 tsp lemon powder to sugar)
1 t. lemon pepper
1 t. cilantro leaves, if desired
1 t. ground cumin
½ t, garlic granules
½ t. salt
¼ c. dried minced onion
1 wide-mouth quart jar, lid and square of fabric with ribbon if giving as a gift.
Place seasonings in the jar in this order. Add the rice first. Add the seasonings packet into the jar. Fill with tortilla chips. Add the lid to the jar.
In a 1 gallon pot, add the rice and 10 cups of water. Add the tomatoes and chiles, can of chicken (broken up) and the seasoning packet from the jar. Bring to a boil, simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream, and cheese as desired.