1. Any long grain rice works well. You can use basmati as well. 2. Other vegetables like peas, beans and carrots can be added as well. 3. I like the heat hence I use both jalapeno and pepper. Feel free to adjust to your requirements. 4. You can also add canned black beans or garbanzo beans to the recipe to up the protein. 5. This is a versatile recipe and can be really customised to suit your requirements.