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Festive Rice Salad Recipe

Festive Rice Salad Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 198 calories, 14g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat

Reviews for Festive Rice Salad

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"This recipe was very easy to put together and I was surprised at how delicious it was.

Both of my neighbors have asked for the recipe to make it for their upcoming parties.
I wouldn't change anything about the recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"The family just raved over this dish."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013 Edited Jan. 14, 2015

"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 this salad as a volunteer field editor for Taste of Home."

MY REVIEW
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~~~"

MY REVIEW
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..."

MY REVIEW
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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