Created by Kchurchill5 "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen on October 27, 2014
Step 1: Rice ... Cook the rice according to package directions. Drain, cover; and, remove from the heat to stay warm.
Step 2: Vegetables ... Add the olive oil to a small saute pan; then, add the pepper, garlic, shallots, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute for 2-3 minutes on medium heat, until the onions are translucent - stirring often. Then, add the corn and olives; and, cook another 3-4 minutes on medium low heat; just until everything is heated through.
Step 3: Note: Rather than cutting the olives; I like to 'squish' them between fingers. Seriously, it is a 'Chefs' trick. It releases the oils; and gives the olives a more "rustic" look. This is just an option, you can always just cut them.
Step 4: Finish ... Add the cooked vegetables to the rice; along with the orange zest, juice, and cilantro. Mix everything until combined. Season if necessary with salt and pepper, only if necessary.
Step 5: Serve and ENJOY! ... Grilled chicken is my favorite dish to serve with this; but, it really goes with just about anything.