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This is one of the few recipes that I prefer to use a packaged mix. You may add some cooked shrimp or chicken to this salad for a tasty change.
- 6 ounces chicken rice-a-roni
- 7 ounces marinated artichoke hearts
- 1⁄3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons curry powder (to taste)
- 1⁄2 cup green olives, sliced thin
- 1⁄4 cup minced green pepper
- 1⁄4 cup minced red bell pepper
- 4 green onions, sliced thin
- 1⁄2 cup black olives, sliced thin
- 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries
- 1⁄8 cup shelled roasted sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
- Cook Rice A Roni according to package directions, but omit the butter.
- Mix all ingredients carefully in a large bowl.
- Taste and adjust seasonings.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.
I was sceptical.... and I was wrong. I gave some to a friend and she could not stop raving about it. The flavor combination sounds wierd but is a flavor explosion. I loved it. I tried to think if I would omit or add any ingredients but decided it needed all these odd ingredients to make it what it was. The only thing I may do different is use low sodium rice a roni or wild rice cooked in chix broth. I am not a sodium prude but this was a little much. You've gotta try it!