I used my rice cooker and just thrown everything in and waited for it to do the work. That is a great way to have a midweek meal with just a bit of chopping action to do before you cook. I made a pot of tomato rice before in the rice cooker and it went very well. The addition of more veggies did not take the easy cooking away.
Preparing it in a regular pot is not so difficult either.
1 rice cooker cup long grain rice
2 1/4 amount of water
1 fennel bulb
1 medium ripe tomato
1 spring onion
1 tsp veg stock powder
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 bit fresh thyme
fresh basil leaves
Get all ingredients in the rice cooker, close the lid and start it.
When the water is gone, squish the tomato into the rice, check the seasoning and enjoy.