1teaspoongarlic powder(optional: omit and include a couple cloves of fresh garlic in basket)
Place the rice in a clear plastic baggie with a twist-tie closure. Put in the bottom of a wide-mouth quart jar. Pour the beans directly on top of the rice baggie.
Place all the spices in the middle of a square of plastic wrap. Bring up the edges and close with a twist-tie. Put on top of the beans in the jar (trim the top of the spice packet with scissors, if needed).
Use a ribbon or twine to attach the cooking instructions to the jar.