Chili Potatoes with Rill’s Soups

Today We Make Chili Potatoes with Our Favorite Chili Mixes This post might seem premature for some folks but for us here in Washington State, we’ve felt like spring has been with us for quite some time now. Sometimes during the spring, we need a meal that is warm enough to fight back the icy…

New Signature Chicken Base

We have exciting news!   After two years of trial and error, we have finally created our very own signature chicken base! We started to make our own vegetarian beef and vegetable flavors in early 2012 but for some reason, the perfect chicken base eluded us for an extra two years.     A Chicken…

Hurricane Ridge Chicken Chili Package

Same Soup, New Name-Hurricane Ridge Chicken Chili

How Hurricane Ridge Chicken Chili Got It’s Name Ever wondered how we name our soups? Hurricane Ridge Chicken Chili wasn’t our first idea. Read about why we changed Lemolo White Bean to Hurricane Ridge!   How It Started We participate in lots of shows that sell directly to consumers and shows that sell to businesses.…

How to Add Veggies to Lentil and Brown Rice Soup

A Go-To for the Whole Family I like to spice up the lentil and brown rice with tons of vegetables and sausage. Of course, I add the basics, some extra carrots and fresh tomatoes instead of canned but double what the recipe calls for. Sometimes is even throw in some extra onion because, really, when…

How to Open Rill’s Soup Bags

Having trouble opening Rill’s Soup Bags? We know, we know the bags of soup can be quite frustrating if you’re trying to open them in a rush. Hopefully, this post will help you open up your bag without spilling beans all over the floor.   Why We Package the Soups in These Bags Our soups…

Traveling Soups

A few years ag Ninon’s daughter and niece started a tradition on a pleasure trip to Europe. They took a picture of a beat up little package of St. Marie’s Wild Chicken soup. Soon the soup was popping up in all sorts of pictures and a tradition was born. In the two years since we started taking…

Stuffed Bell Peppers Using Rill’s Soups

Stuffed Bell Peppers With Wapato Stuffed Pepper Soup Mix These stuffed peppers are just to die for! Not only do they taste fantastic they are super simple to make. All you have to do is throw a package of Wapato Stuffed Pepper soup on the stove then chop up a few bell peppers and brown…

The Saga of the Machines

How It Began Saga is the only word that can truly describe our most recent journey that has spanned more than three months and has finally culminated with two functioning machines. Ninon, our fearless leader and the owner of Rill Foods, didn’t take the decision of buying two new machines lightly. She researched for almost…

Homemade Spinach Noodles – Miner’s Minestrone

Noodles out of a box can be quick and easy. But no noodle out of a box can light a candle to homemade egg noodles. These homemade spinach noodles are as healthy as they are delicious. Whether you are hiding veggies from your kids or wanted to make colorful pasta, give this noodle recipe a…

Getting Rid of Fruit Flies-A Spring Annoyance

Getting rid of fruit flies can be a challenge. That is why we are sharing two of our favorite methods of getting rid of these pests.   Spring is in the air at the Rill Foods Production facility. The crocuses have started to bloom, the daylilies are peeking out from underneath their mulch and the…

Whole Wheat Bread Bowls

Bread bowls are delicious, plain and simple. Like many things in life though they are even better when you make them yourself. Attached is the recipe we use at Rills when we make whole wheat bread bowls. Usually, we will fill these whole wheat bread bowls up with chili, like our Taneum Canyon Chili, then…

Mount Mazama Lentil Chili – Pile on the Vegetables

Just a few weeks ago we attended a trade show in Seattle. While we were there we stayed with some of Ninon’s family in Redmond. One night the cousins made us the Mount Mazama Lentil Chili for dinner and it was just fantastic.  Mount Mazama is our newest soup and we knew it was a good…