1. Using funnel, layer ingredients, starting with bouillon granules and ending with rice. Fill remainder of jar with tricolor pasta.
2. Paint lid as desired. On a decorated card include the following cooking instructions and attach with yarn or a fabric ribbon.
I Love Soup Mix Cooking Instructions:
In a large kettle, brown 1 pound of ground beef, stew beef or bite-sized chunks of chicken. If using stew beef or chicken, add a little olive oil or vegetable oil to kettle. Remove tricolor pasta from jar and set aside. Add remaining contents of jar and 12 cups of water to pot. Bring soup to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes. Add the tricolor pasta, and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with rolls or bread and a tossed salad. Makes 8 servings.