Rinse wild rice in a strainer, lifting the rice with your fingers to thoroughly clean, under cold running water about 1 minute; drain. In a small saucepan, combine the wild rice, the 1 cup water, rosemary and the 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 40 to 45 minutes or till rice is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in dried cherries. Set aside.