Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in an airtight container.
To make the rice:
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a 12-inch skillet. Add 1 cup of rice mix and stir. Saute for about 1 minute, or until pasta starts to turn golden brown. Add 2 1/4 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.