Tips and Variations:

You can add more fresh vegetables if you are a veggie lover. Add ½ to 1 cup of any of the following vegetables (diced) to the rice mixture:

  • Zucchini
  • Mushrooms (any variety)
  • Yellow Squash
  • Eggplant

You can use other colored peppers, such as orange peppers, red peppers or yellow peppers. If you want to serve this for company, it would make a pretty platter!

Use a different kind of onion to change up the flavor. Use a low-sodium chicken broth if you are watching your salt intake. If you like a buttery taste, use butter to sauté the garlic and onions instead of olive oil.