1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add bay leaf; cook 1 minute. Add 1 cup water and next 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until rice is done and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Discard bay leaf; add pecans. Fluff with a fork.
Young Chefs can:
Add bay leaf to pan with adult supervision
Older Chefs can:
Measure rices and bulgur
Add rices, bulgur, cranberries, and salt with adult supervision