1 package Rice-a-Roni Spanish Rice
2 3/4 cups water
2 cups chopped cooked turkey
1 (15 or 16 ounce) can kidney beans or pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14 1/2 or 16 ounce) can tomatoes or stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Cheddar or Monterey jack cheese (optional)
Sour cream (optional)
Chopped cilantro (optional)
In a 3-quart saucepan, combine rice-vermicelli mix, special seasonings, water, chicken, beans, tomatoes, green pepper, chili powder and cumin. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered, about 20 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
Top with cheese, sour cream and cilantro if desired.