It sounds like a fairly simple staple food (which it is), but add onion and garlic and enhance with marjoram and garam masala, and you have a lush, cultural dinner in less than 45 minutes. Add other veggies (like grated carrots or diced celery) or spices (paprika, perhaps) to taste, but don't get too carried away. Good ingredients should speak for themselves (says Archestratus, Greek-Silician poet and 'foodie,' 4th century BC).
(That's roasted belgian endives on the side, and butternut squash in the back. Didn't care much for the endive, but maybe I did something wrong - this is my first time after all.)