Dry Soup Mix
Homemade Seasoned Rice Mix... 3 cups uncooked long grain rice, 2 Tablespoons instant chicken bouillon, ¼ cup dried parsley flakes, 2 teaspoons onion powder, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon dried thyme. Combine ingredients; store in an air tight jar. To prepare mix as a side dish: Bring to a boil 2 cups water and 1 Tablespoon butter. Stir in 1 cup mix. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until cooked.
Instant Refried Beans - grind 3 cups dried pinto beans fine, add 3 tsp dried cumin, 3 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp salt & pepper, 3 Tbsp dried minced onion. Store in jar or ziploc bag. To use, add 3/4 cup mix to 2-1/2 cups boiling water. Mix with shisk until combined. Bring back to boil, cover and reduce heat to low and simmer 4-5 min or until thickened. Will thicken more as it cools.