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Saffron Rice Shrimp Salad Recipe

Saffron Rice Shrimp Salad Recipe

“This easy recipe was inspired by a trip to Puerto Rico, where they served yellow rice and flavorful seafood dishes,” writes Stephanie Howard from Oakland, California. “I combined them to create this lovely dish for two.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
  • 1 cup torn romaine
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup cooked saffron rice
  • 1/2 pound cooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro


  • 1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first eight ingredients; shake well. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2. Divide lettuces between two plates; top with avocado, rice and shrimp. Sprinkle with cilantro; drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 734 calories, 50 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 221 mg cholesterol, 963 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 30 g protein.

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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