This was fantastic! Since I saw the review that said it was lacking something, but they weren't sure what, I went ahead & added the salt that was called for in w/the meat. I used just a little more salt than was called for to make sure the meat had enough flavor on its own. When I removed the meat from the pan, I added in the green peppers, & cooked them alone for just a little while. Then I pulled them out, added in a little olive oil & put in the onions, cooking them till they were translucent along w/a minced clove of fresh garlic. Then I added back the peppers & added in the canned tomatoes. The tomatoes I used were already seasoned Italian style, but I still added in the Italian seasoning & pepper called for too. We don't buy instant rice, so I made our rice like we always do, separately (but while all the other ingredients were cooking), w/some salt added to the cooking water & added the rice into the pan right b4 we served it. I left the 2 cups of water out of the pan b/c of that; but we realized once the rice was in the pan that there wouldn't be much sauce since we didn't add that extra water, so we added 1/4 cup tomato juice and that did the trick. The entire thing is AWESOME by itself, but we topped it w/fresh shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. I know the way we did it sort of defeats the 'one pan' recipe it's intended to be, but it was still very quick, & I'm sure it turns out great w/the instant rice too. Thanks for the great recipe!
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This was fantastic! Since I saw the review that said it was lacking something, but they...