Bring the rice to boil in salted water with 2 ¼ cups of water. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes until the water has completely absorbed. Meanwhile remove the husks and corn from the cob and set aside. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, drop the corn and capsicum into the rice, and cover.
Remove from the heat. Drain any excess water from the rice. Season and serve with the gumbo.
Note: Coral rice is a Fair Trade product imported from Thailand. It's available from, selected supermarkets, and health food stores. Further information on where to buy can be found on www.altereco.com
Makes 6 servings