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Special Wild Rice Salad Recipe
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Special Wild Rice Salad Recipe

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"A friend fixed this for a company outing a few years ago, and it has since become my favorite picnic salad," writes Suzanne Strocsher of Bothell, Washington. Jars of marinated mushrooms and artichoke hearts, along with fresh vegetables, turn prepared rice mix into something special.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 2 to 3 ripe avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) marinated whole mushrooms, undrained
  • 1 jar (6-1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
  • 1 to 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 to 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 168 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 502 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool; place in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Special Wild Rice Salad in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p16

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"This is a delicious salad!!! I only wish that my guests hadn't eaten it all so there weren't any leftovers! I'll make it again soon."

Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"I brought this to a pool party and folks asked me for the recipe."

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