1In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 1/2 cups water, the salt and thyme to boiling. Stir in rice; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 45 to 50 minutes or until rice is tender.
2In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until onion is tender. Add bell pepper, peas and 2 tablespoons water; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until peas are crisp-tender.
3Stir in cooked rice mixture; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.