This is a new favorite for my husband and I. This is the second time we have made it and I just kind of throw things in until we like it. We made it with brown rice this time (even healthierand I made extra to make chicken fried rice the next night). We used a can of pinto beans with jalapenos (last time we used black beans). I added a can of diced tomatoes (seasoned with oregano, basil and garlic), some salsa. oregano, tabasco, and cumin. It tastes so good and is even better the next day when all the flavors soak into the rice. We will definitely be sticking with brown rice and we will probably go back to black beans. I love that I am now able to make meals by just throwing stuff in instead of just following a recipe.