First, prepare the onion, bell pepper, and sausage while heating a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
Next, add the olive oil, onion, green pepper and sausage to the heated skillet. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
Then, stir in the Creole seasoning, salt & pepper, and bay leaf. Stir and blend the spices for about 1 minute.
Now that the spices have warmed through add the diced tomatoes, water, chicken broth, and rice. Stir to combine the ingredients together and bring the mixture to a boil. Then, reduce heat to medium-low, then cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked.