I like to round out every buffet with a starch selection, and sometimes plain old white or brown rice gets a little tired. Here is an easy way to make Spanish Rice that requires little hands on time, other than prepping the ingredients
Cook the rice either in your rice cooker or in a covered pot. While the rice is cooking, in a separate pot, sauté the red onion, bell pepper and garlic until slightly softened. Add the tomato sauce through the chili powder and simmer gently until the rice is finished, stirring occasionally. When the rice is finished cooking and is still hot, add the mixture to the rice and gently fold in until fully blended.