2 cups uncooked rice
1 cup orzo pasta or broken spaghetti pieces
1/4 cup dried parsley flakes
6 tablespoons chicken or beef bouillon powder (I use chicken)
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon thyme
Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container. To use, combine 1 cup mix with 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, and 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes until rice is tender.
(NOTE: I prefer to make the seasoning mix and store it separately from the rice/pasta mixture, because the seasonings tend to collect at the bottom of the container instead of remaining evenly distributed. If you would like to do this also, you will need 1/4 cup seasoning mix per cup of rice mix).