1Put beans in a 1 quart jar with lid.
Put flavor packet ingredients in a sandwich size plastic bag.
Seal bag with tie or ribbon.
Do the same with the rice and pasta.
Place in jar with beans.
Type or print neatly the Cooking Directions on a small card, punch a hole in the corner, and attach with a ribbon to the jar.
Rinse and pick over beans.
Put into a to quart heavy pot with 4 cups water.
Bring to a boil, cover and remove from heat.
Let sit 1 hour.
Drain beans and return to pot.
Add 8 cups water and contents of flavor packet.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour or until beans are firm tender (time will vary depending on age of beans).
Stir in rice and bring to a simmer.
Cover and simmer 15 minutes.
Uncover, stir in pasta and 1/2 cup water.
Simmer 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.