Julienned carrots, parsnips, and rutabaga are lightly dressed with an herb glaze.
Cut a round of parchment paper to cover a large, high-sided skillet; set aside. Place vegetables, butter, and bay leaf in the skillet. Add water until vegetables are almost covered, about 3 1/2 cups, and bring to a boil. Cover with parchment round, and cook until vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
Swirl skillet to coat vegetables with glaze. (If glaze is too thin, remove vegetables with a slotted spoon, raise heat, and cook until thickened. Return vegetables to skillet.) Season with salt, and serve garnished with chives.