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Better Than Potato Salad

As soon as our family tried this delicious salad, it became a favorite, especially during the warmer months. It's a flavorful change of pace from traditional potato salad that's easy to prepare. Even our two kids enjoy it. -Susan McCurdy, Elmhurst, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-14 servings


  • 4 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 8 radishes, sliced
  • 4 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, combine rice, radishes, eggs, cucumber, celery and onion. Combine mayonnaise, mustard and salt.
  • Pour over rice mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 263 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Dawn
    Nov 2, 2020

    I made this salad twice! I'd omitted the hard cooked eggs and used 1 cup Ranch dressing + 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp. of Dijon mustard and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. pepper, part wild/brown rice combination and part white rice totaling 4-1/2 to 5 cups of rice. Cucumber, onion, celery and radishes kept as is. This was a very delicious salad!

  • Isabella
    Mar 17, 2018

    very good

  • lolohiser
    Oct 4, 2013

    Just OK

  • cottagebarbie
    Jun 12, 2013

    I made this salad for a company picnic and everyone really liked it. I myself though, do not like radishes so I left them out. I did instead add bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. Sam's Club sells hard boiled eggs already cooked without the shell and that really speeds things up. This was really good. Different. I also used Jasmine rice because it seems to have a "toothier" grain that does not get mushy.

  • Lilleighann
    Jul 13, 2012

    This is a great dish for a summer party. Saves time not having to boil potatoes. Only thing I added was green pepper and a little vinegar and sugar in the dressing. Delish.

  • kasfam
    Apr 1, 2012

    I didn't use all the sauce, I cut back the mayo to one cup. And added a bit of Dijon mustard for extra flavor. Company loved it !

  • MouseladyinTX
    Feb 19, 2012

    I tasted this before I put in refrigerator to get chilled. It was very good even warm. I agree it will not take the place of potato salad but it is a good change from potato salad and macaroni salad. I will make this again.

  • ijax73
    Jul 26, 2011

    I've been bringing this salad to any potluck I attend, and it's definitely a hit!

  • sschedlbauer51
    May 29, 2011

    This recipe won't take the place of my potato salad, but it was very tasty and a nice change from macaroni or potato salad. I particularly liked all the veggies.

  • gardner311
    May 29, 2011

    First made it 30 years ago. It's still a winner!