Oh this was so good! Even my husband liked it! *faint*. A simple to put together top of the stove main dish that is hearty and so perfect on a damp cold night. I had some leftover roast pork loin that I used in place of the ham but I do think that the ham would be a bit better. I really like the fact that the dish came out very mild and thus was enjoyed my my hubby and I could add the hot sauce to mine. It cooked a lot quicker than the recipe said. I skipped cooking the veggies and added the rice right away with the sauces. I added some water and the rice was cooked and the veggies perfectly done in 20 mins. I used long grain Jasmin rice. It's very forgiving and I think that it would lend it's self to many adaptations or additions. We'll see this made again soon.