Brown ground beef in large skillet on medium-high heat, ground it up in very small pieces, drain and set aside.
In a large saucepan bring water to a boil add all the seasonings and butter stir until mixed. Then add the meat and rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving. sprinkle with paprika