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Rice Salad Recipes

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Rice salads whether sweet or savory are a delicious side for barbecue, at a picnic, or anytime. This page contains rice salad recipes.


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April 13, 2010


  • 1 package cream cheese, softened (8oz.)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 cup cooked rice, cooled
  • 12 maraschino cherries, halved
  • 1 can crushed pineapple, drained (20oz.)
  • 1 package mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 pt. whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Combine cream cheese, sugar, and mayonnaise until smooth. Add rice, cherries, pineapple, and marshmallows and mix well. Fold in whipped cream and pecans.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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December 5, 2008


  • 1/2 cup brown rice or wild rice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 tsp. clear honey
  • 2 slices fresh pineapple, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. shelled peanuts
  • 1 large red pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • Peeled segments of 2 large oranges


Cook the rice in boiling salted water until just tender. Meanwhile, prepare the orange dressing. Mix the orange juice, olive oil and honey together, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Drain the cooked rice thoroughly, and stir in the prepared dressing while the rice is still warm. Allow to cool. Mix in the pineapple, peanuts, and red peppers. Spoon into a shallow salad bowl and garnish with the orange segments.

Source: A friend Jean

By Raymonde C. Gauthier from North Bay, Ontario

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By 1 found this helpful
July 9, 2012
This makes a nice, cool side dish!


  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
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  • 3/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 2/3 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. mustard


Mix well and chill for several hours.

Servings: 4-6
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 1 found this helpful
May 13, 2009

This is the most unusual salad in my box of tricks. You can pretty much bet that when you have a covered dish gathering, this will be the only one of this kind on the table. My friends love for me to bring it to our potluck salad suppers.



Cook the rice and chicken bouillon until done. I put it in a pot with a lid and cook it for 20 minutes. Don't open the lid!

Combine all the ingredients and put in refrigerator until ready to serve.

By Sandy from Elon, NC

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By 0 found this helpful
November 7, 2012

Very tasty and quick to make!

Total Time: 20-30

Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 1 cup nuts, chopped fine ($1.00)
  • 1 cup marshmallows, cut fine ($.65)
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits ($1.15)
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1 cup cooked rice


  1. Mix all ingredients and serve.
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February 4, 2012
This is such a tasty, easy salad. It needs to be made the day before, which makes preparation for entertaining so easy. Nutritionally it is very high as well.
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By 0 found this helpful
November 24, 2009

Rinse rice under cold water. Bring chicken stock to a boil; add rice and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes or until tender. Add remaining ingredients and toss.

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July 30, 2009

Cook rice in broth 20 minutes. Chop or slices other ingredients, saving marinade from artichokes.

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June 12, 2009

Good salad to take for a potluck. Cook rice but omit the butter. Let rice cool. Drain the liquid from the artichoke heats into a bowl with the mayo and curry.

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January 22, 2009

Mix gelatin with boiling water. Add cooked rice and let cool until it begins to jell. Add remaining ingredients and chill.

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October 17, 2008

Mix together and chill before serving. Add more dressing if it gets too dry. Garnish top of salad with bits of vegetables and black olives.

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March 12, 2008

Combine dressing ingredients; set aside. Cook rice according to package directions; drain, if needed, and allow to cool. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice.

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February 19, 2014

I have had salad in a restaurant. It is a salad of rice, carrots, and peas. It is heavy on the rice with a tangy dressing on it, possibly vinegar and something sweet. Has anyone had this recipe? Thanks.

By Georgina from London, Ontario

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I would love a recipe for a creamy curried rice salad.

Jules from Sydney


Need Creamy Curried Rice Salad Recipe

I haven't tried this but it sure looks good. I found it at the Allrecipes site:

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad

  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp. peach or mango chutney
  • 2 tsp. ground curry powder
  • 3/4 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts

In a large bowl, combine the rice, chicken, celery, green onions, bell peppers, sour cream, mayonnaise, chutney, curry and salt. Mix well, cover and refrigerate until chilled. Sprinkle with pine nuts before serving.

By Luvyabye

Need Creamy Curried Rice Salad Recipe

I can't eat and don't like the flavor of Pine Nuts. Would it be taking away from the flavor to leave them out? : )

Editor's Note: It will change the flavor a little but from reading the ingredients, it should be great without them. (06/01/2007)

By Lynda

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