In a large sauté pan, heat the oil over low medium heat and sauté the diced onions and minced garlic together until fragrant.
Add in your vegan crumbles and combine with the onions and garlic.
Add in the diced celery and green bell pepper and combine with the other ingredients in the pan.
Next, stir in the cornstarch and all spices (except for bay leaves). Stir to combine.
Add in bay leaves and vegetable broth. Cover with a lid and let simmer over medium heat for about 6 minutes.
Remove bay leaves and stir in rice one cup at a time.
Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve immediately and enjoy!