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Catalina Rice Salad

 Catalina Rice Salad
Crisp peppers, chunks of ham and kidney beans make this one of the heartiest rice salads you'll ever sample. Sharon McClatchey from Muskogee, Oklahoma tops off the colorful combination with a bottle of Catalina dressing that she adds zip to with cayenne pepper.
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup each chopped sweet red, green and yellow pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) Catalina salad dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the rice, beans, ham, peppers and onion. Combine
  • the salad dressing and cayenne; pour over rice mixture and toss to
  • coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with fat-free Catalina dressing) equals 182 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 688 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 lean meat.