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Curried Turkey and Rice Salad

1 review

I adapted this recipe from one of my many cookbooks, and the entire family was pleased with the outcome.

Texican Rice Salad

This dish is a favorite of my husband's and makes use of the plentiful rice grown in our area. I...


Santa Fe Rice Salad

1 review

This warm rice and bean salad served with crunchy tortilla chips is sure to make any mealtime a fiesta! "My...


Hearty Rice Salad

I enjoy experimenting with new recipes, and this is one of my creations. I like to serve this salad as...


Meaty Garden Salad

My sister-in-law originally made this hearty, filling salad. Over the years, I've modified it slightly, but it's still a favorite...

Turkey Rice Salad

This salad makes a colorful side dish when served with soup and sandwiches, but it's hearty enough to double as...


Bean ‘n’ Rice Picnic Salad

This filling salad was a favorite for luncheons with Ruth Andrewson from Leavenworth, Washington. Orange carrots and green celery also...

Great Grain Salad

2 reviews

I can't think of a better dish to round out a meal. My grain salad features all my favorite nuts,...


Citrus Black Bean and Rice Salad

1 review

I developed this salad from a couple of other recipes that weren't quite tangy enough for my family. The citrus...


Jambalaya Rice Salad

1 review

My cold rice salad has a little hint of spice for a classic jambalaya-style kick. Shrimp, tomatoes, ham and peppers...


Artichoke Rice Salad

2 reviews

"A close friend shared this make-ahead recipe that starts with a packaged rice mix," notes Sonja Blow of Groveland, California....

Basmati Rice Confetti Salad

My step-mom passed this recipe to me, and it's so simple to put together. We like this salad served cold,...


Mexican Rice Salad

4 reviews

Ruth Bianchi from Apple Valley, Minnesota notes, “The recipe for this delicious, colorful salad has been in my family for...


Asparagus Rice Salad

1 review

Fresh asparagus makes this salad special. It's one of my favorite salads to serve in spring. —Adrene Schmidt, Waldersee, Manitoba


Southwest Chicken & Rice Salad

3 reviews

Fun and different, this summery salad has a subtle smoky flavor that really says “Southwest.” The grilled corn adds an...


Sweet Pepper Wild Rice Salad

Sherryl Ludlow of Rolla, Missouri sends a wild rice salad that's packed with health and fun flavors in every bite.

Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad

30 reviews

We have end-of-season picnics for my son's flag football team. This makes enough to serve plenty of hungry boys and...


Fiesta Side Salad

3 reviews

“Perfect for a buffet, picnic or potluck, this colorful side can be served at room temperature," says Michelle Chicoine of...


Continental Rice

I love this dish! It's quick and doesn't require a lot of shopping for ingredients, plus it goes well with...


Summertime Main-Dish Salad

1 review

Summertime Main-Dish Salad, from field editor Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana, is cook and satisfying. "This salad has all the...


Lemon Rice Salad

2 reviews

This salad makes a refreshing side dish for a special occasion meal. I take it to holiday potluck suppers and...


Haystack Salad

1 review

This recipe comes in handy when it's too hot to be in the kitchen. It really is an all-in-one meal...


Pork Fajita Salad

For a refreshing take on fajitas, try this savory salad suggested by Iola Egle of McCook, Nebraska. "Your crowd will...


Hot German Rice Salad

1 review

This area has a long rice-growing history. In fact, our town has two of the largest farmer-owned rice mills in...

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Dijon Ham Salad

This special recipe was handed down to me from my dear mother. So whenever I make this, it not only...


Vegetable Shrimp Salad

1 review

With shrimp, asparagus and a blend of peppers, this refreshing salad is not only delicious but pleasing to the eye...


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Cool Beans Salad

69 reviews

This protein-filled dish could be served as a colorful side dish or a meatless main entree. When you make it,...


Easy Fried Rice

8 reviews

This easy fried rice recipe really captures the flavor of fried rice served in restaurants. Use leftover chicken for a...


Five-Veggie Stir-Fry

1 review

An assortment of vegetables sprouts up in this marvelous medley from Rachel Thompson of Midlothian, Virginia. Orange juice lends a...


Curried Rice Salad

This is a refreshing alternative to potato salad. I rely on dishes like this often for open houses or entertaining...