Brown Rice with Vegetables, Sausage, and Fish

This is a meal-in-itself rice dish that is easy to make. The ingredients can be changed compliment your personal taste. Here's how I made this version.

Saute onion, peppers, carrots, smoked sausage, and a clove or two of minced garlic. I seasoned it with cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, and fennel seed.

Stir in a cup of brown rice and 2 1/2 cups chicken broth. Bring the broth to a boil then lower it to a simmer. Cover the pot and simmer it for about 25 minutes.

  Carefully remove the lid and add cooked beans, raw diced fish (I used tilapia), and frozen peas...don't stir the rice; these items will steam on top of the rice as it cooks (if you stir it the rice will become mushy). Cover the pot and allow it to cook for another 15-20 minutes.

Shut off the heat and allow the rice to rest for about 5 minutes. Then gently fold the ingredients together. It's as delicious as it looks.