Heat a 4-quart heavy covered pot, add oil, garlic, onion, and pepper if using. Saute a few minutes until veggies are tender.
Add remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer 20 – 25 minutes until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
This can be topped with browned boneless chicken breasts before starting to simmer for a great one pot meal.
I make this in my rice cooker by putting the machine on “quick/steam” setting to saute the veggies. I add the rest and close the lid. The beeper goes off when it’s done!
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