Wild Rice and Turkey with Toasted Almonds

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep Time: 20 Mins.
  • Cook Time: 45 Mins.
  • Go wild with this toasty rice and turkey dish. One spoonful serves up a savory, sweet and crunchy mouthful. Save time with Fisher® Sliced Almonds – already prepped and ready to be toasted!


  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons Sherry or Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup Fisher® Chef’s Naturals Sliced Almonds, toasted


  1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a 1-quart heavy saucepan, add rice and ¼ tsp. salt. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until rice is tender and most grains are split open, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Drain well and cool.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients together in a medium bowl and stir in cooled rice until mixture is well blended. Serve cold or at room temperature.
  3. Tip: To toast almonds, place them in a dry skillet over medium high heat. Stir frequently until nuts are browned. Remove from skillet to stop cooking.

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