Texas Confetti Rice Salad
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + cooling
Makes12 servings (1-1/3 cups each)
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
- 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 cups cubed cooked turkey
- 4 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 2 cups fresh or frozen corn, thawed
- 1 large green pepper, chopped
- 1 medium red onion, chopped
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
- 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
- In a large saucepan, bring the broth, rice and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely.
- Stir in the turkey, tomatoes, corn, green pepper and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, cilantro, chilies, vinegar, lime juice, mustard, cumin, garlic salt and pepper flakes. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Chill until serving. Just before serving, stir in avocado.
Nutrition Facts1-1/3 cups: 426 calories, 23g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 589mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.
Jul 16, 2012
I tried this recipe for a potluck this past weekend. It turned out delicious! I did leave out the turkey, as I was not intending to serve it as a main dish, and it was wonderful without the turkey. I also left out the red onion and substituted some instant minced onion instead. I did cut back on the spices just a bit, using only 2 tsp. of cumin and 1/4 tsp. of the crushed red pepper flakes. I think that another time I may add a second avocado, as it added a really nice flavor and texture dimension to the salad. All in all, a keeper recipe that I will be likely to make often for potlucks!
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