My Mom gave me this recipe when I went to college in 1976 and I still make it today! Also, the rice is wonderful with many dishes like baked fish or lemon baked chicken. I am submitting the recipe as written but there are so many ways to tweak to your taste-I've done it all-including using fresh shrimp, chicken, and veggies. Also, think about adding more veggies to either the salad or the rice ie green peas, kernel corn, grated carrot, chopped squash---really anything you like! Prep time includes chill time for salad which I recommend to be at least 1 hour. This can also be easily expanded to feed a crowd. I still love it after all these years! Enjoy!!!