Apple Wild Rice by Closet Cooking

1 tablespoon oil 
1 clove garlic (chopped) 
1 small onion (chopped) 
1 carrot (chopped) 
1 rib celery (chopped) 
1 cup wild rice 
1 handful raisins 
1 bay leaf 
1 cup chicken stock (or vegetable) 
1 cup apple cider 
salt and pepper to taste 
1 teaspoon oil 
1 handful pecans (toasted and chopped) 

1. Heat the oil in a pan. 
2. Add the garlic, onion, carrot, and celery and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. 
3. Add the wild rice, raisins, bay leaf, chicken stock, apple cider, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. 
4. Simmer covered until the rice is al dente, about 50 minutes. Check at intervals and if it needs more liquid add some.