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Picnic Rice Salad

 Picnic Rice Salad
My husband has grown rice, soybeans, cotton and maize on our farm, located on the Gulf Coast of Texas. I've tried to fix rice in many different ways to promote the rice industry. This is one of our favorite dishes.
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked rice, cooled
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle relish
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 cup French salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Leaf lettuce

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small
  • bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, salad dressing,
  • salt and pepper. Fold into the rice mixture. Serve in a
  • lettuce-lined bowl. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 301 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 854 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.