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Special Wild Rice Salad

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 25 min.

Makes

10-12 servings

"A friend fixed this for a company outing a few years ago, and it has since become my favorite picnic salad," writes Suzanne Strocsher of Bothell, Washington. Jars of marinated mushrooms and artichoke hearts, along with fresh vegetables, turn prepared rice mix into something special.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 2 to 3 ripe avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) marinated whole mushrooms, undrained
  • 1 jar (6-1/2 ounces) marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
  • 1 to 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 to 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing

Directions

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Cool; place in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 168 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 502mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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