← Back to Search Results
American
Fruity-Nutty Wild Rice and Turkey Salad

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

As you can see from the picture in the photo insert, this is quite a festive dish. Wild rice, dense in flavor and texture, makes an ideal foil for juicy, sweet chunks of apple and orange—and cooked turkey, of course.

Yield: Serves 3 to 4

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups instant wild rice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 2¼ cups diced, cooked roast turkey
  • 2 navel oranges, peeled, halved horizontally, and separated into segments
  • 1 unpeeled Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup orange juice

Directions

Combine the rice, ¼ cups of water and the salt in a heavy 2-quart Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and reduce the heat so that the water simmers. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir well. Turn off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes.

While the rice is cooking, combine the turkey, oranges, apple, cranberries, and hazelnuts in a serving bowl.

In a small bowl, blend the mayonnaise and orange juice.

When the rice is done, drain off any unabsorbed liquid and toss it into the salad. Stir in the dressing and add salt to taste, if needed.

Notes

Other Ideas:

• Use chicken or ham instead of turkey.

• Add 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, or 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon, or ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro.

• Substitute 2 chopped pears for the apple.


© 2009 Lorna Sass

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 4 servings.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

549kcal (27%)
84mg (8%)
65mg (109%)
23mcg RAE (1%)
753mg
130mg
35g
22g
90mg (30%)
3g (14%)
22g (33%)
7g
58g
194mg (8%)
4mg (20%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

desserts-4-today Desserts 4 Today
by Abby Dodge
arthur-schwartzs-new-york-city-food Arthur Schwartz's New York ...
by Arthur Schwartz
cook-with-jamie Cook with Jamie
by Jamie Oliver
the-vegetable-dishes-i-cant-live-without The Vegetable Dishes I Can'...
by Mollie Katzen, Greg Atkinson
hot-sour-salty-sweet Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
by Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
gluten-free-and-vegan-holidays Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays
by Jennifer Katzinger
nigella-express Nigella Express
by Nigella Lawson
jacques-torres-a-year-in-chocolate-80-recipes-for-holidays-and-special-occasions Jacques Torres' A Year in C...
by Judith Choate, Jacques Torres
david-rosengarten-entertains-fabulous-parties-for-food-lovers David Rosengarten Entertain...
by David Rosengarten
west-coast-cooking West Coast Cooking
by Greg Atkinson
raos-cookbook Rao's Cookbook
by Frank Pellegrino
allergy-free-desserts Allergy-Free Desserts
by Elizabeth Gordon
the-sweet-life The Sweet Life
by Kate Zuckerman
lidias-italy Lidia's Italy
by Lidia Bastianich
once-upon-a-tart-soups-salads-muffins-and-more-from-new-york-citys-favorite-bakeshop-and-cafe Once Upon a Tart: Soups, Sa...
by Frank Mentesana, Jerome Audureau
complete-book-of-indian-cooking-350-recipes-from-the-regions-of-india Complete Book of Indian Coo...
by Suneeta Vaswani
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?