1/4 cup Chopped green pepper 2 Tbsp Cooking oil 1 cup Uncooked long grain rice 1/2 cup Tomatoes with green chilies 1/4 tsp Ground turmeric 1 t Ground cumin 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Garlic powder 2 cups Water 2-3 Tbsp Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
In a skillet saute onion and green pepper in oil for about 2 minutes. Add rice and stir until coated with oil. Add tomatoes, turmeric, cumin, salt, garlic powder and water; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer covered about 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Add cilantro if desired. Yield: 6 servings.