I think this dish meets the brief!
The recipe requires a little bit of sauteeing in the beginning, but the reward is delicious smokey, garlicy, caramelised flavours in the finished dish, and the oven really gives a lovely texture and flavour to the rice - not to mention it saving you any further effort for 50 minutes!
As with most of my recipes, take ownership and self belief, and make this dish your own. If your family doesn't like the veggies I used, change them to suit your tastes. Increase or decrease the garlic, use fresh tomatoes while they are cheap and in abundance in the summer months, add seafood if that's your thing (in the last 15 minutes of cooking), a drained tin of kidney beans instead of chicken, or even a garnish of freshly chopped coriander and a squeeze of lime before serving instead of the spinach leaves. The important thing to maintain is the liquid to rice ratio and the rest you can play around with!