I remembered Mom making this salad when I was a teenager, so I recently asked her for the recipe. Between her memories and mine, this is what we came up with - it's great for picnics and potlucks and is very tasty. :)
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- 1 box chicken rice-a-roni
- 1 box of fried rice w/ almonds Rice-A-Roni
- 2 jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained and liquid reserved
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 1 can sliced ripe black olives, drained (about 1/4 cup)
- 1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained,cut in halves (about 1/3 cup)
- 1Cook the packages of rice according the the directions; let cool.
- 2Combine the cooked rice and remaining salad ingredients.
- 3Combine dressing ingredients (including the reserved liquid from the artichokes).
- 4Mix salad and dressing together and let chill in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving; when combined the salad will become a greenish color.
- 5You can substitute green olives for the black, if you prefer; salad is also good with chopped cooked chicken added!
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Nutritional Facts for Easy Artichoke Rice Salad
Serving Size: 1 (18 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 35.9
- Calories from Fat 26
- Total Fat 2.9 g
- Saturated Fat 1.8 g
- Cholesterol 9.1 mg
- Sodium 61.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 1.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
- Sugars 0.9 g
- Protein 1.0 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
marinated artichoke hearts
sliced water chestnuts