North Woods Fried Rice with Turkey



1/4 c TURKEY BACON, diced

1/2 c yellow onion, diced

1/2 c carrot, diced

1/2 c celery, diced

1 tbsp garlic, minced

1/4 c apple cider

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper To taste

1-1/2 c COOKED TURKEY, cubed or shredded

1 c cooked white rice, cold

1 c cooked wild rice

1/2 c dried cranberries

1/2 c pecans or walnuts, coarsely chopped and toasted

1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped

Fresh thyme leaves, chopped As needed



In a 14" nonstick skillet, sauté bacon over medium-high heat until crisp; remove. Measure 1 Tablespoon pan drippings (or add canola oil to measure 1 tablespoon) and reserve. Discard any remaining drippings.

Return 1 tablespoon drippings to skillet and increase heat to high. Stir-fry onion, carrot, celery and garlic until soft, about 3 minutes.

Add apple cider, cider vinegar and turkey; stir to combine. Simmer, stirring frequently, until nearly all liquid has reduced, about 2 minutes. The mixture should not be completely dry.

Stir in white and wild rice, cranberries, nuts and 1 tablespoon thyme. Stir-fry until heated through, about 2 minutes.

Transfer to a heated platter and garnish with additional thyme.

Nutrition Facts

500 Total Calories

20 g Total Fat

2 g Saturated Fat

60 g Cholesterol

420 mg Sodium

542 mg Potassium

54 g Total Carbohydrates

6 g Dietary Fiber

20 g Sugars

26 g Protein

120 % Daily Protein

10 % Daily Vitamin C

6 % Daily Calcium

15 % Daily Iron