You can cook this rice on the Sidekick or dutch oven inside a smoker.
Heat the smoker to 400ºF and place the dutch oven inside, lid off, with the water, bay leaf, oil, anise, and salt in the pot.
ou can set the probe in the water and walk away, make sure the lid of the smoker is closed. Once the probe registers over 200ºF check the water. It should be simmering but not quite boiling, (boiling 212ºF).
Add the rice in and stir making sure it doesn't clump; put the lid on the dutch oven and close the lid to the grill.
Allow the rice to cook for 15 minutes undisturbed, don't move the pot, stir it, or open the lid.
Once 15 minutes have passed remove the pot and set aside to rest for about 2 minutes before you open the lid and fluff the rice. Serve warm.