Remember the bacon grease you saved in your bacon pan? Dice one medium Vidalia onion & four cloves of garlic, and cook in two tbsp of bacon grease (med heat) until onions are tender.
When my peppers are done, I dump the water out & return it immediately to the stove to cook the ground turkey. It's already hot, and reduces both waiting time and amount of dishes to wash!
When the rice is tender, add the vegetable mix to the meat mix, cooking on low for about ten minutes to combine flavors. Add one tbsp sea salt, 1 tsp red pepper flakes & fresh ground pepper to taste.