Crunchy Pork and Rice Salad Recipe
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Crunchy Pork and Rice Salad Recipe

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"Cool and refreshing"—that describes this leftovers salad pretty well! It's full of cold ingredients. Prepare it as a side dish or serve it along with homemade bread as a main course. I frequently make my salad for family luncheons. That's only appropriate—the recipe was passed down to me by my mom, who got it from her mom! I'm a full-time wife and mom (plus home-school teacher!) with five sons, who range in age from 9 to 1.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 head Chinese or green cabbage, shredded (about 6 cups)
  • 2 cups cubed leftover cooked pork roast
  • 1-1/2 cups leftover cooked rice
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, toss together cabbage, pork, rice, peas and water chestnuts. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients; mix well. Pour over the salad and stir gently to mix. Chill for several hours. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Crunchy Pork and Rice Salad in Country Woman September/October 1993, p31

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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0828ckisslinger 28621
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"my husband loves pork my kids lov rice and more inportant that they can have a nice and healthy salad we all enjoy taste of :)"

mzardkan 11226
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2009

"Everyone at my potluck loved this salad, particularly those who love peas and water chestnuts. I didn't have any pork roast, so I diced up pork tenderloin and cooked it in butter, LOTS of garlic, salt and pepper which my son suggested."

FriedaG 21298
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2008

"I had some leftover roast pork and didn't know what to do with it until I ran across this recipe. It went together like a dream. My chowhounds scraped the bowl clean."

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