This recipe uses some simple staple foods and spices with nothing unusual or exotic. However, if you want to jazz it up a bit, the rice quantity can be made up of any combination of white rice, wild rice, red rice or orzo pasta. Adding some black beans (drained & rinsed), green peppers, diced tomatoes, or corn is all good with no other changes to the recipe. Or take it to the limit by adding chicken breasts topped with cheese!
In a 9 x 13 pan, stir together:
1-1/2 c. rice
15 oz. can tomato sauce
2 c. water
4 tsp. minced onion
2 tsp. dried cilantro or parsley
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. sale
1/2 tsp. chili powder
Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.