This one skillet big flavored rice dish cooks up in about 30 minutes. Even the rice goes in uncooked!
Saute peppers, onion and garlic until just tender.
Add tomato paste and cook for one minute.
Add rice, broth, canned tomatoes , spices, salt and pepper. Stir well. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low.
Put lid on skillet. Simmer for 10 minutes then give a little stir to be sure rice isn't sticking. Return lid to pan and cook for another 10-12 minutes or until the rice is tender but about 1/2 cup liquid still remains in the pan. (Remaining liquid will be absorbed as the dish cools a bit.)
Taste for seasoning! More cumin, chili powder, salt or pepper?
Top with cheese if desired and serve with grilled chicken, taco's or your favorite Mexican main dish!
Be sure to check for seasoning. Chili powder and cumin can vary in intensity.