I live in Sweden where Thursday is the official unofficial day for soup. This soup is great for Thursdays or ANY day!
Measure the chicken bouillon granules into a 1 pint jar. Top with 1/3 cup of instant rice,
, dried parsley, pepper, poultry seasoning, 1/3 cup of rice and then the green lentils on top. Seal with a lid and ring for gift giving.
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 celery and chicken if using. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until the lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
Per Serving: 133 calories; protein 9.8g; carbohydrates 16.7g; fat 2.9g; cholesterol 16mg; sodium 312.1mg.