This is a great side dish or a vegetarian main - fast, flexible and easy (cooks in 1 pan)! I serve it with fish but it would also go well with chicken. You can use it with any style of rice and try different vegetables, too.
This side dish I agree is easy and makes good size portions, but I would recommend using a chicken, vegetable or even beef broth instead of water for more depth of flavor. The spices are strong (I would have held back a little on the thyme), but compliment the veges. Cooking the vegetables with the rice makes them mushier than I would have liked, so I may not cook them much first next time. I also added fresh mushrooms and topped with parmesan cheese when served. Husband generally liked this, so we will try it again. - 22 May 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Very good! I used couscous instead of rice(1 cup water + 1 Cup couscous)and I mixed it all together once the couscous was steamed and fluffed. I will probably make it the same way with the rice because I afraid that the veggies might be overcooked for my taste. I will be making this again with rice, couscous or maybe even pastas like orzo and risi. Thank you for this versatile gem! - 02 Aug 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Not the greatest. It had a good flavor, but cooking the veggies WITH the rice for so long made them mushy. If I make again, I will add the veggies for the last couple of minutes the rice is simmering. - 25 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)