1) In a 1-quart casserole add chicken broth, celery, lemon peel, and pepper.
2) Cook covered on 100% power (high) for 9 to 11 minutes stirring once.
3) Add light cream or milk and cornstarch.
4) Mix cream mixture and rice into celery mixture.
5) Cook uncovered on high for 2 to 3 minutes stirring each minute till the mixture starts to thicken, then stirring every 30 seconds.
6) Cook on high for 1 minute more.