lol,the biggest problem I have to find is corriander leaves .And when I fry it I add one chopped onion as well.You like it really hot lol.And I use fresh tomatoes.Do you use that special device to cook rice?It`s really good.I added frozen peas and carrots into the rice before cooking.
i never used to like coriander lol it changed all of a sudden after i had indian style scrambled eggs with coriander and i started liking it from then. maybe you could grow your own coriander leaves?
i don`t have that special device for cooking rice. sometimes i eat curry with pasta instead of rice lol. and i also cook a west african dish called jollof rice where you cook rice with fried onion, garlic, spices (i use curry powder, cinnamon, bay leaf and add a chilli sometimes), bell pepper, carrot and chicken cut in small cubes. you cook all that (previously slightly fried) + rice in chicken stock and add salt. add a bit of water if it runs out and basically try to cook until the rice is done and all the water`s evaporated. it is lovely! my favourite west african dish.