Monday, October 19, 2015

#handcraftededibles: Cajun Dirty Rice Kit-in-a-Jar

In an effort to make all of my holiday gifts this year, I invited some of my favorite foodie bloggers to share recipes for hand-crated edibles. Over the course of twelve weeks, we'll be sharing recipes from homemade spice blends to charcuterie trays and everything in between. Hope you'll follow along for inspiration. You can find out more information, including the schedule: here.

This week, we're sharing our favorite jarred mixes. Think jarred soup mixes or bread mixes. I am a sucker for anything in a mason jar.

Thanks to these gals and their Magnificent Mason Jarred Gifts!

Next week, check back for our recipes for our second week focused on libations. Or check out our #handcraftededibles pinterest board.

Cajun Dirty Rice Kit-in-a-Jar

  • 1 C brown rice (I used an organic brown jasmine rice)
  • 2 t smoked paprika (use a combination of smoked and regular, or just regular, if you like)
  • 3/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t dried parsley
  • 1/2 t dried thyme
  • 2 chicken boullion packets (whatever you would use to constitute 2 C chicken broth)

Create a funnel with a piece of parchment paper and place the paper in the mouth of the jar. You can accomplish this without the funnel. It's just less messy with it.

Layer the ingredients into the jar in whatever order makes sense to you. I did one-third rice, one-third paprika, one-third garlic powder, one-third parsley, one-third thyme. Repeat. Then lean the ingredients to the side and slide the boullion packets into the jar.

Attach these instructions to the jar...

Bring 2 C of water plus the boullion packets to a boil in a large sauce pan with a lid. Stir so the stock dissolves. Add remaining contents of the jar. Stir. Reduce heat to low. Cover the pan with a lid. Simmer for 30 minutes or till the rice is cooked, but not mushy. Serves 4 as a side dish.


  1. A perfect gift to share. Thanks again for hosting this Cam.

  2. Cam, this looks like a lot of fun to make and to share. I'm having such a good time with your posts!!


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