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PREP TIME: 5 minutes
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
½ cup dried onion flakes
¼ cup nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1½ cups green or brown lentils
4 bay leaves
1½ cups wild rice
1 cup yellow split peas
2 cups roughly chopped dried shiitake
mushrooms (or porcini mushrooms, or a mix)
1. Combine the onion flakes, nutritional yeast,
thyme, parsley, rosemary, garlic powder,
paprika, salt, and pepper in a cup or small bowl
and stir until well incorporated.
2. Pour ¾ cup of the lentils into each jar. Divide the spice mixture between the two jars. Place two bay
leaves in each jar, pressed up against the side, with the bottom tips secured in the lentils and spices.
Holding the leaves in place, pour ¾ cup of the rice into each jar. Once the rice is holding the leaves in
place, you can let go of them.
3. Pour ½ cup of the split peas into each jar. Top each jar with 1 cup of the dried mushrooms. Tightly
secure the lid on each jar. Attach a card with the following instructions to the jar:
● Combine the contents of the jar with 1 quart low-sodium vegetable broth in a large pot. Bring
to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 25 minutes. Add 2 cups water, bring to a
boil again, and reduce to a simmer. Cook uncovered for 20 minutes more, or until the lentils
and split peas are tender. Add another 2 cups broth or water and simmer until heated
through, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add salt and pepper to taste. For an extra
punch of flavor when serving, add a squeeze of lemon juice or a sprinkling of chopped fresh
parsley. Enjoy! (Serves 6)
To make the gift even more special, deliver it with a couple of large mugs and soup spoons.