Cook rice according to package directions. Spread on a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 2 hours or until dried and browned, stirring occasionally; set aside.
In a large soup kettle or Dutch oven, combine the broth, chicken, mushrooms, onions, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, bouillon and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Add peas; cook for 15 minutes. Just before serving, heat oil in a skillet. Fry rice in hot oil until it is slightly puffed. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Immediately spoon some hot rice into each bowl and it will sizzle. Yield- 10-12 servings (3 quarts).
Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 cup) equals 191 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 1,043 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.