Festive Rice Salad Recipe
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Festive Rice Salad Recipe

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I once had a similar salad at a friend's house and I was determined to re-create it at home. After several tries, I came up with this sweet-tart concoction. It's easy to prepare and colorful, too. —Terri Simpson, Palm Harbor, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 172 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Cook rice according to package directions; cool. In a large bowl, combine the rice, peas, red pepper, onions and cranberries. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Festive Rice Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p37

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 172 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 77 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

The family just raved over this dish.

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Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

I've made this salad several times and each time, I get raves. I just finished emailing the recipe to four different ladies who loved it at a pot luck last night. I followed the recipe exactly. This is a delicious recipe and perfect for a pot luck or dinner at home. I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

This salad is always the first to go,, it beats the brocolli salad... I even have men ask me for the recipe,,, I also add sugar snap peas for extra crunch...

Wonderful salad thanks so much~~~

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

Love this recipe,,, I also add chopped sugar snap peas,, substitute purple onion for the scallions.... Everyone wants the recipe,,, even the men...My salad is always the first to go...

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2008

I have made this several times in the past few weeks. Every I event I bring it to, the bowl is empty and I am asked for the recipe. I use brown rice, red wine vinegar and add other veggies, too. Thanks!

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