Cool Rice Salad
This colorful and wholesome Cool Rice Salad is ideal for a picnic or summer buffet just double the recipe. To save money, omit the wild rice and just use 2 cups long-grain rice instead.
1 (6 1/4-ounce) package long-grain and wild rice blend
2 stalks of celery
1/2 small green bell pepper
2 green onions
1 small tomato
1/2 cup chopped green olives
1/2 cup parsley leaves
1 cup corn
1 cup Italian vinaigrette salad dressing
Prepare rice according to package directions. Fluff with a fork. Spoon into a large serving bowl; let cool.
Meanwhile, chop celery, bell pepper, cucumber, green onions, tomato and olives; add to bowl. Mince parsley; add to bowl.
Add corn to bowl; mix well.
Pour salad dressing over rice mixture; stir gently. Cover; chill salad until serving time.
Cool Rice Salad recipe tip: To quickly cool the rice, place the bowl of cooked rice in the freezer to chill briefly. Meanwhile, chop the vegetables in step 2.