Rice Pilaf - an upgrade to your everyday rice made with white rice simmered in a chicken broth and seasoned with Creole Seasoning. Fluffy, fragrant, tasty rice with a kiss of warm flavors!
Melt butter in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat. When the butter has melted, add rice and brown stirring occasionally, for about 2-3 minutes.
When rice is brown, add onion, celery, garlic, thyme and cook for a minute until onion become soft and translucent. Season with salt, pepper, Creole seasoning and add bay leaf. Cook stirring often until fragrant, for about 30 seconds.
Pour chicken broth into sauce pan and bring to a boil stirring once or twice. Reduce heat to low, cover sauce pan and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, for 15-18 minutes.
Remove pan from heat, stir in the green onions and zucchini (if using) and let it sit covered for 5 minutes then fluff rice with a fork or serving spoon.
Garnish with parsley and serve.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.