Cumin, a tiny seed the size and shape of a caraway seed, is the dried fruit of the parsley family. This aromatic spice is a popular seasoning for Mexican cooking and is also one of the spices in chili powder. You can use 1/4 teaspoon chili powder to replace the ground cumin in this chicken dish.
A fresh orange salad would be nice to this chicken and rice dish. Arrangeslices of oranges on romaine or other salad greens. Top with a big spoonful of guacamole and a sprinkle of toasted slivered almonds.
If you like your bell pepper with a bit of crunch, add it to the mixture for the last 15 minutes of cooking. Uncover and cook on high heat setting about 15 minutes or until pepper is crisp-tender.