Rice Pilaf

2 tbs vegetable oil
1 cup rice uncooked
1cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
2 10oz cans of chicken or beef broth
2 tbs water
2 tbs chopped fresh parsley
2 tbs sweet basil ( fresh basil is better)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 medium zucchini,halved lenghtwise and sliced
3 medium carrots sliced thin
1 red pepper chopped

Heat oil in a large fry pan or wok
Saute rice for 7 minutes.
add onion and celery,cook for 3 minutes.
Add chicken or beef broth with water,parsley,pepper and basil.Bring to a boil.
Cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
Add carrots,red pepper and zucchini.Stir.
Cook for 35 minutes until vegetables are tender.

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