Vegetable Jambalaya


2 Tbsp vegetable oil or butter

1 medium size onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

3 stalks of celery, chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 small green chile, chopped

2 large tomatoes

2 bay leaves

1 tsp paprika 

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

3/4 C long grain rice 

3 C vegetable broth

salt and pepper, to taste
1)  Heat a large pan over medium-high heat and add oil. Once oil is hot add onion, green pepper and celery and cook for 5 minutes, until translucent. 

2) Add the garlic, chile, tomatoes, bay leaves, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper and worcestershire sauce. Let it cook about a minute. 

3) Add the rice and slowly pour in the broth. Lower the heat and let it cook until the rice absorbs all of the liquid, 20-25 minutes. 

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