1/3 cup instant rice
1 teaspoon dried celery flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon dried chives
1 (4 1/2 ounce) can chunk chicken
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients, except the can of chicken. Mix well and place in a sandwich size zip-top bag and seal. Place can of chicken in mug and top with filled bag. Make sure the mug holds a volume of 1 1/2 cups.
Decorate mug and attach a gift tag with the following directions:
Chicken and Rice Casserole:
1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
Place chicken and rice casserole mix from bag into mug. Add drained chicken from can to ingredients in mug.
In a small saucepan, place water and butter. Bring to a boil and pour over ingredients in mug. Mix well and let stand for 5 to 8 minutes. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and heat in microwave until cheese is melted.