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Fruit and Rice Salad

 Fruit and Rice Salad
This cool refreshing salad is perfect to serve on hot summer days. Rice blends with peaches, grapes, celery, raisins, pecans and a dressing that's just lightly sweet. It's a pretty dish to take to any table. —Gitta Hoffman Mesa, Arizona
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice, cooled
  • 3 fresh peaches or nectarines, pitted and chopped or 1-1/2 cups frozen sliced peaches, thawed and chopped
  • 1 cup halved green grapes
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the first five ingredients until blended. Stir
  • in the rice, peaches, grapes, celery and raisins. Cover and
  • refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Just before serving, stir in the
  • pecans. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 321 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.