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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Sunday Tropical Salad

This Sunday's salad is from my friend PalmaBella. She lives in a tropical paradise... also known as Palma Desert. It is perfect that she decided to post this Tropical Rice Salad.
Palma says to mix it ahead of time to let the flavors blend. My salad will be ready to take to work tomorrow.

Tropical Rice Salad
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup white rice
1 cup halved snow peas
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
3/4 cup celery
2/3 cup (or one can) sliced water chestnuts
2-3 green onions, chopped
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 can crushed (or chunk) pineapple, drained well
Dressing:
2 tsp orange juice concentrate
2 tsp honey
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp minced ginger root
Cook rice in chicken stock. Drain well. Cool rice. Put rice in a large mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Pour over rice mixture and toss. Chill six hours, and toss again before serving.
This would be perfect for a hot summer's day or along side some grilled salmon. It'll be lunch for me Monday.
Y'all enjoy!
Sandi

4 comments:

Jennifer Noble said...

How delicious! I have a friend who goes mental for pineapple-this will be a great dish to serve the next time she comes over for dinner!

Lisa said...

I think that looks very yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Pearl Maple said...

Your receipes never fail to inspire

Linda Starr said...

Sounds great and I have the ingredients, will have to try it.

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