In a blender or food processor, blend the peppers, garlic cloves, onion, and tomatoes. Set aside.
In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown the plant-based ground meat, then add the blended veggies and cook for a few minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the water, tamari, nutritional yeast, thyme, turmeric, and rice. You can also toss in any veggies that need cooking now, like cauliflower. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for about 1 hour until the rice is cooked, stirring every so often so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
Finally, stir in any veggies that don't need cooking, like spinach. Enjoy hot!