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Wild Rice Salad with Smoked Turkey

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Servings: 4
The most time-consuming aspect of this recipe is cooking the wild rice. If you are short on time, you can cook the rice a day or two ahead of time.


  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup wild rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 lb smoked turkey breast, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 2 Tbs hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
  • Dressing:1/4 cup orange juice, frozen concentrate, thawed
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 Tbs water
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Bring water to a boil in a medium sauce pan and stir in wild rice. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally. Cook for 1 hour or until tender. Drain and cool.
  • Place rice, turkey, celery, and cranberries in a bowl and mix together.
  • Prepare dressing: combine orange juice concentrate, lemon juice, water, mustard, and Worcester sauce in a bowl; stir well. Pour over rice mixture; toss well. Cover and chill.
  • Serve on a lettuce leaf. Sprinkle with toasted hazelnuts.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 484
  Calories from Fat 71 (15%)
(13%)Total Fat 8g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(9%)Cholesterol 27mg
(36%)Sodium 872mg
(78%)Potassium 2717mg
Total Carbohydrate 84g
(78%)Dietary Fiber 20g
Sugars 18g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(63%)Protein 31g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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