I liked the smokey flavor in this from the cumin and appreciated the use of low sodium products. In that vein, I opted to not add the specified 1/2 t of salt. I found the can of mixed veggies an odd addition. They cooked into the rice & weren't obtrusive, but I think next time I will use fresh onions, celery, & peppers instead. I did like the robust flavor from all of the spices & the dish paired well with mild flavored enchiladas. Made for Spring 2012 Pick A Chef.