Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
If making your own tofu "chorizo" begin marinading it now! See recipe below
Heat a cast iron or oven safe skillet on medium heat. While the pan is heating up chop up the veggies! When the pan is hot, add 1-2 tbsp of oil and saute the onions until fragrant and translucent, then add the garlic and spices and saute until fragrant. (if you don't have an oven safe pan, you'll just have to transfer the ingredients to a baking dish later to bake)
Add the remaining vegetables, diced tomatoes, rice, tofu (or vegan sausage) and vegetable broth to the pan and stir to combine
Place the pan in the oven and bake until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked through, approx 20 min. If you aren't sure that it's done, give it a stir. If there's still liquid on the bottom, leave it in a few more minutes and check again. The rice will be golden and soft when ready!
That's it! Make sure to remove the bay leaf before serving. Optionally sprinkle on some fresh chopped cilantro and some fresh squeezed lemon