Stir in 1/2 pound sautéd shrimp just before serving to make this a main dish for two.
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan; add rice and next 4 ingredients, and saute 3 minutes (do not brown). Add broth and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Discard bay leaf, and serve with desired condiments.
Reminds me of my father-in-law's cooking. He was from Mumbai, India. This will be at all of our holiday meals...a way to honor him.