Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions, celery, salt, and cayenne. SautÈ for 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly wilted. Add the pecans and cook for about 4 minutes. Add the apple and the rice and stir for 1 minute. Add the water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove from the heat. Add the bacon, ham, green onions, and parsley and stir to mix well.
Let sit for about 3 minutes before serving.
Yield: 6 servings