A delicious and simple dish. The original method of cooking is in a crock pot, which works great if you plan to eat it later or to take to a potluck, however, one night I didn't have 4-6 hours to wait, so I just threw everything into a large pot and cooked it on the stove in about an hour. Either way, the results were the same ... delicious. I have also substituted shrimp and steamed broccoli, which I cooked separately and added only during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Enjoy.